Today’s Wings on Wednesday welcome Betz Golden who altered the cover of her Bee Architextures Mix and Match pad to become her art journal showcasing pin ups.
Over the years I have collected images of pin ups that I adore. Pin ups often find their way into my art — especially the ones from the 1930s and 1949s! I wanted a special place to keep these ladies and decided on altering a 7gypsies Architextures Journal to do so. I know we should never judge a book by its cover, however the cover to my journal needed to reflect what was inside. A bombshell angel was the perfect choice!
Tattered Angels Naturally Aged Paint System – Bare Metal
Architextures Findings – Angel Wings
Architextures Short Base – Wings
Architextures – Mix and Match 8.5×11 Bee Book
Gesso, Bombshell stamp
Black Detail Ink
Heat Gun, Pop dots
Colored Pencils, Glitter Glue
Here is how I altered and created the cover:
Use white gesso to prime the cover and to create a blank canvas for the ‘fallen angel’.
To create dramatic wings use the Short Base Architextures Wings as a stencil by applying it on the prepared surface.
Using a paint brush, apply Cowboy Glaze with brush strokes going in the same direction.
Once the Cowboy Glaze is dry, spray Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist making sure the cover is propped up to create drip marks.
Using the same technique, apply Woven Burlap and use a heat gun to help the drips travel.
Butternut Squash was then randomly sprayed on the cover.
Spray the three colors making sure they drip down the cover.
TIP: Betz held the bottles fairly close to the project to make sure the spray was intensive.
Let it air dry to allow for a natural look.
Once completely dry, carefully remove the wings and set them aside for a use at a later time.
You can stick them back on the sheet from the original packaging.
Next, carefully line up the smaller set of wings over the ones already ‘stencilled’ on the cover.
Using pop dots, Betz placed a female image in the center adding a little glitter glue to make her angel shine.
For this, you could use a cut out from a magazine on one of the many stamps available on the market.
Now your art journal is ready to showcase gorgeous pin up art!
You can see my work in progress in this journal on my blog. I will be uploading a layout or two a week until complete and, once the journal is complete, I will do a video walk through of it.
Thank you for stopping by!
– Betz –
February 5, 2018 @ 12:21 pm Julia Cotrim
Hi Betz what a nice journal cover! Beautiful textures and colors!