Kersten Christianson's Poetry Journal

Poetry Journal
#Altered Journal #Rubbermoon #Moleskine #Spirit

I am of the mind that one cannot have enough blank books around the house, so it was with great excitement that some arty friends and I busted open a pack of blank Moleskine journals this week to alter.  I started with a layer of Gesso.  Think sloppy, fast painting. 
Remember how fun it was to finger paint as a child?  Using a Gel Printing Plate is nearly as enjoyable and almost as messy.  Add colors of acrylic to the plate, blend using a roller, and lay down your stencils.  For this cover, I used the river and sun portions of the Mountains Are Calling along with the Centered stencils.  I was pretty happy with the bright greens of Centered, along with its placement flanking both sides of the journal’s spine.
Stamp CENTER OF THE UNIVERSE on a pretty blue piece of scrapbooking paper.  Trim around the outer circle.  I used my X-Acto Knife to cut the sky from the inner circle.  This allowed my bright acrylics to serve as a bright sky.  I even trimmed and adhered the tiny moon.
Once the glue is dry, add a layer of Mod Podge.  Next step?  Write and write and write!
Kersten Christianson

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  • Patricia Ramos - September 22, 2017

    Love your colors and this journal cover.

  • Sandra Clarke - September 22, 2017

    wonderful journal

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