Hi, it's Kim Dellow here and for my share with you today I am going to be using the Shiva Artist's Paintstiks. Now if you haven't come across these sticks before they are highly pigmented, oil-based, artist-quality paint in a stick form. The great thing about them is that they dry in around 24 hours, perhaps longer if you have a thick layer. They are often used by textile artists to add color to fabrics and fabric-based projects. I'm not going to use fabric for my project: I am going to use the Paintstiks for a paper-based mixed media project to add a bit of iridescent shine to a textured art journal page.
I've used one of my junk journals for this piece today. If you want to learn more about my junk journals, then do pop on over to my blog post about reusing old flyers. But do not worry, if you do not have a junk journal, just use a journal like the Strathmore Mixed-Media Visual Journals instead. If you are using an art journal, skip the first step as you will not need a layer of gesso on first. Or you could instead glue torn book pages on the page with gel medium then add a layer of gesso over the top once the medium has dried if you wanted the extra texture in the background.