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Centered Soul Art Journal by Renae

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Centered Soul Art Journal by Renae

GOOD MORNING FRIENDS! Galactial layouts are some of my favorite to make because they’re so calming yet so beautifully wondrous with so many possibilities of planets, colors, stars…. Some of the most beautiful designs have been the bright shining sun and the emotional moody planet we have learned to call the moon.

Today's project features:
In my mixed media art journal (the Large Dylusions is my fave) I sprayed a generous layer of blue and purple spray inks onto the double page spread. The inks in soaked in the page fairly quickly so I layered in the different colors along with spritzes of water to help blend the colors.
I applied a layer of gold modeling paste through this 12x12 sun stencil (The Crafter’s Workshop) in the middle of the layout for the moon stamps to gravitate around.
To add some interest to the background, I scooped out some gold gesso with a palette knife onto my glass mat and brayered on layers of gesso onto the large Ring Fling foam stamp by Julie Balzer.

I stamped several times around the edges of the layout as well as lightly pressing over the top of the modeling paste image in the middle (you don’t want the paste sticking to the stamp). Adding this small layer of gold and circle imagery really brings the page together.
Here’s the magical part! I applied a thin layer of silver gesso with a palette knife onto the Moon Phases Stamp set by Kae Pea and placed them in matching phases around the sun image. The smallest crescent is at the left and right of the horizontal middle of the layout while the full moon (even though run of the edge of the layout) is at the top and bottom of the of the vertical layout of the sun. There are the other moon phases in the middle of the two mentioned.
Once the silver gesso was dry, I applied a thin layer of embossing ink over top of the stamped images and applied a lilac glitter embossing powder over the moon images. I know it’s hard to see from certain angles but we’ll make it pop in the next step.
To make these moon beauties pop onto the page, I outlined the edges of the stamped images with white pearl acrylic ink with a small brush. This was the perfect way to bring them to life without being too dramatic or different from the background.
Hope you enjoyed today's project! Thanks for stopping by!

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