Artful Journal Pages Using Gold Leaf
In documenting the journey towards my dreams and wishes, along with how they manifest and the sychronocities that appear, I use a travelers notebook journal and decorate the pages using mixed media. I like to use them to experiment with different techniques, yet also to evoke a feel good feeling when I go to wrote on them.
Gold leaf brings something magical to the pages so I decided to incorporate it to mine.
Below is a step by step process of how I created pages using watercolours, acrylic, and gold leaf. There is also a process video at the end.
Using Watercolour & Stencils
I then proceeded to blend titanium white acrylic paint with the watercolour focal points until I was happy with the results.
Prepping For Gold Leaf
In order to apply the gold leaf I sketched out my design first so I could see where to apply the glue. I used a fine brush to apply it and rather than waiting the 20 minutes for it to dry, I sped up the process using a heat gun.
Applying Gold Leaf
Next I carefully placed the fine sheets of leaf using a small brush to smooth them down. Next is where the magic happens! I used a rough sponge to brush away the loose leaf leaving only the stuck down pieces...
Et voila! I am so please with the results! Now my pages are ready to journal on! Check out the process video below...