I was so excited to creat this page. This was one of the first larger images that I created in the limited open space of my bible. The sample page turned out great. I will be a nice card for someone special.
The paper was not the same weight as the book, and I think that was part of the difference. I should have sealed the page first. I tested a homemade sealer before on a diffrent page & it was lumpy, the textured was bad. So I skipped page prep! I did not want to buy sealer.
Back Page Opps!
This is the back of the page. You can see that the blue, & pink color bleed through to the back. The ink, also bleed through and that really surprised me.
On the test page I sketched with a pencil, painted and let it dry before adding the ink over the dry picture. In my bible I forgot the process that worked and I traced the pencil work with ink before I painted. That might be why the ink bleed through. I need to be more careful now that I am adding the element of water to my art journaling.
This was another learning curve for me. I hope it helps you, but does not scare you away from art journaling.
The bible that I am using is the cheapest NIV Gift and Awards Bible. The pages are tan/off white medium weight. It is a fine Bible, it has served me well over the years.