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Easy Mixed Media Layers - E = MC Layered

Karen Gaunt, Mixed Media Artist and Teacher

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11 Lessons (2h)
    • 1. E = MC Layered - Easy Mixed Media Layers

      2:15
    • 2. Welcome To Class

      4:24
    • 3. Class Supplies

      9:46
    • 4. Class Prep - Show your work with Gelli Prints

      21:03
    • 5. Part One - Division

      15:34
    • 6. Part Two - Addition

      15:46
    • 7. Part Three - Long Division

      20:17
    • 8. Part Four - Multiplication

      12:27
    • 9. Part Five - Subtraction

      9:50
    • 10. Part Six - The Final Solution

      8:13
    • 11. E M C LAYERED JOURNEYS END

      1:18

About This Class

E=M C Layered is a mixed media class teaching you the step by step method I have developed for creating beautiful spreads in your Art journal that are full of depth, interest and drama but are without the bulk. No more strain on your poor journal spine and no more pages falling out anymore!

I've been art journalling for over four years now and my style has developed and changed so many times. I found myself wanting to create more and more interest and layers in my journals but the strain adding this extra bulk to my journals meant that they were in a terrible state!

I'll walk you through all of the steps and techniques you need to follow to achieve beautiful and interesting mixed media spreads time and time again by following my formula. The techniques I am teaching can be used my themselves or all together to achieve a really beautiful and unique piece of art.

Transcripts

1. E = MC Layered - Easy Mixed Media Layers: hi, everyone and welcome to class welcome. T e equals M. C. Layered my online class. The reason that I decided to start the online classes because one of the common questions that I get asked is, How do I achieve all of my layers in my journals? The answer to that is quite simple because I've made a class about it. But this style and technique that I use in my journals now has really developed over a period of time, and it really developed out of necessity. I found that my journals were groaning under the pressure of all the things that I wanted to add into it. As I got towards the end of my journals, they were becoming crack. The spines are becoming quite a bit damaged on. It really may be worried about the longevity off my journals because obviously we make one of this artwork for people to enjoy. After we finished for us to enjoy in years to calm. It's kind of like an art diary. I like to look at it. So I wanted to make sure that I was doing everything that I possibly could to keep these journals good for years to come. Class I take you through all of the different techniques that I've developed to achieve this look off layered and depth without the book, The simple steps that I take you through will allow you to achieve amazing results in your own journals on all of the techniques can stand alone as well ask together. So throughout the class, I tell you all of the things that I'm using on why I'm using them. I also make sure that I list alternatives for everyone because not everyone has a full art supply box at home. I have have won over many, many years, and I've spent more money than I perhaps like to admit on buying things on. Not all of the things that I used have been things that have worked into my everyday toolbox. So if I'm recommending something in class, just know that it's something that I definitely have used an awful lot myself for these kind of techniques on did in my art journals in general. But if you don't have them, I always make sure that I tried to offer alternatives to you so that further we do, let's get on to class. I'm so excited to have you joining me on. I know that you're going to learn so many things from the class. 2. Welcome To Class: by everyone unwelcome to e equals M C layered class, my own line class to give you more confidence in using layers in your journal pages. So before we get stuck into the actual lessons themselves before you start worrying about the supplies that you need or don't need, I'd really love to show you how this class evolved for me in in my journal. So the journal I'm working in is a Windsor and Newton Journal. I bought it forever ago, so I really don't know if they even maketh, um anymore. They must be about 10 years old. So inside my journal, I kind of started with this spread here. I started experimenting with black Jess Oh, on and oil pastel on. Just load the different textures on the page. So from this spread here, I kind of evolved and I had this spread here is well, so this one has a lot of song, lurks in the background, has that black again, has the oil pastels, and it has the mark making. So I was starting here to kind of develop a a different kind of style and different kind of direction for me. So then it moved on from this page here onto this page here. Now, this one again is with lyrics. But I was really going for a much more defined black space on this page on using the oil pastels on my mark makings to connect the pages, to create these kind of circular shapes on what I noticed. Then, with my next spread here was that I was starting to use almost a formula. When I was making the pages, I was doing the same thing at the beginning. The next step was the same on once. The results were different. The way that I arrived at them was very, very similar. So I started to think, OK, maybe this Maybe this is kind of a I step by step thing that I could show people because I know that a lot of people get really intimidated by layers in their journals and they want to do more, but they're just not really sure where to start. So I really enjoyed the formula process off. If I do this step, I move on to the next step and I do this in this way. Then the steps will follow each other and I will get gorgeous, layered peace afterwards. So this is another one again. Very similar layered process. Same formula being followed, but a completely different page on. Instead of going for the black I went with blue but I'm still got that connecting. I've still got my mark Makings I've still got my backgrounds. I've still got my images. I've still got the circles. I've still got the oil pastels linking the whole pages together. So as I was going through these journal pages, I was finding that again and again and again. I was just using the same kind of process. So I want to talk about the class projects. So this is the project that we're going to making in class, and you'll see me make the spread step by step. So the layers Howie arrived in those layers how I moved on to the next step. What way? My mark making fits into this? What made the images fit into it? How do I use the black? How do I use the oil pastels? I will be covering all of this in the class, So at the end of the class, you're gonna have a lot more techniques in your toolbox to really be confident in your layers and do not worry about putting layers upon layers upon layers because we're gonna be working with very thin layers. Could be working with tissue paper. We're working with paint. Maybe he was working with marks. So instead of adding bulk to your journal, you're adding depth and said, with all of these gorgeous layers on, it will really help you to take your journaling, I think, to the next step for you. So I really hope that you enjoy the class. I'm excited to get started so we'll go ahead with the supplies that I'm using. I'll explain them all to you. I will talk about that and then we'll get started with class. Thanks so much. 3. Class Supplies: Okay, so we're gonna take a little bit of time to talk about the supplies that I'm using in class , so I will just say, please use whatever you have to hand just because I haven't years because I've used in the class. It's not an essential piece of equipment. There were always alternatives, always. So think outside the box, use what you have, and don't necessarily rush out and buy it just because I have eight and have used it in this class. So I just spoke to you in the instruction video about my journal. So I said, It's a Windsor and Newton journalism a five journal I am. It opens up, and I have this yummy goodness in here that says quite a thick paper. I like I said, I bought it forever ago, so I'm not too sure what the weight of papers I would imagine. It's 110. So whatever journal you use is perfect for this project. You could use it inside any of your journals that you have. You can also work outside your journal. However, you wish to use just whatever paper you're using. You want to make sure that It's quite a thick, heavy paper because we are going to put in quite a few layers on that we're putting water is while on it, so just make sure that is going to stand up to a bit of abuse. So any journal that you have would be suitable for this project, And he saw it is whatever you would like to use, So this is just the one that I'm working at the moment. It's my favorite just now, so I'm trying to give you the supplies in the order that they appear. So we are going to be making some jelly printed tissue paper, so I have my job right here. So, as you can see, it's very well loved, super boring me, which is great. I love it like that. So, uh, that's my jelly playing here. If you don't have a jelly play, I do talk in the video about alternatives for the journey. Printed tissue paper is that you couldn't still use a your journal spread so again, not an essential piece of equipment for this class. It's great if you have it, because it will give you loathe different, unique backgrounds. But if you don't have one, and then you absolutely can use alternatives for its Not a problem. So I when I'm doing my jelly printing for my tissues paper, I m working with very stencils. Most of my senses here are from stencil girl. I'll put the link to them. I have so I really know their their stencils. They're gorgeous. So they have a really nice selection of different stencils that you can use on. You'll see all the stencils that I use in the video when we do the jelly printing tissue papers. So we have our tissue paper. These are just some of the samples off the ones I made in this part of the video. So these are something that I always have on hand. I really love to have a big stash of them because the technique that I use on limits showing you in class really centers around using them for different backgrounds and different pieces in the spread. So I really love to have all of these two hands. So these are just some of the ones that I printed in class that you will see in the video. So it's just really I just love printing on the tissue paper and by printing on the to shoot paper. It means that I have a very thin layer in my journal. So it's not adding so much bulk to my spreads. It's just really a great way off using different colors and textures on your journey play, and I really love to do it is quite delicate seed. You need to be a little bit careful when we talk about that more in the video when we're doing it. So if you can get your hands on some tissue paper, it's very easy to come across is pretty inexpensive. It gives you great pulls from your journey plate and gorgeous background papers. So there's some of the ones that I have used their Okay, so this is one of my super top secret. So I'm sharing with you guys here now for this class. This book is from Dover, the company that make it on. It is, um, a book off royalty free images on they are all women, so it's predominantly a historical reference because from the 19th century on the earth, just some super gorgeous images here. If you follow me on Instagram Already you'll have seen quite a few of them already being used. It just is full off these beautiful images that I just absolutely love using. There is just not a page on here that doesn't have some kind of image that I absolutely love. So this is what I have used to take my image for the image transfer part off our and class . So I photocopy these on, then I will use them for the image transfer. So it's the carbon photocopy that you want to use for the image transfers. So I really love this. So this is the source book that I have and there are lots of sources online on a lynch F youth. Um, they are really great for finding images similar to this on. You can print the black and white, and if you have a laser jet printers great, you can use it straight from there. If no, you could get a photocopy off it on. You can use that as your image transfer image. So this is the one that I really love, and I'll put a link to that as well on them when we're doing our image transfer I used the golden soft gel mat medium. So I talk about this more in the video when we're doing our image transfer. When we get to that part, this is definitely something that I absolutely recommend getting this exact product. I know it's expensive. Golden is expensive, but I have found for my dearest transfers. This will give me a great result 99.9% of the time on the tiny percentage of the time. Where doesn't perhaps work is really down to user error is maybe a bit too enthusiastic with scrubbing off paper, so it's really got nothing to do with the medium. So this medium works every single time. For me, when I have to do and transfer, it gives me really bold results. Transfers the photocopy image so well onto the page. It's almost like it's stamped on. I really love this product, so I would definitely recommend you can get your hands on this, then absolutely do. So we also in class used markers, so we use paint markers. So this is just a small selection off. My marker is so you can see I have quite a few, so the ones I use in our sport are these liquid tex paint markers. They're absolutely hands down. My favorite happened in pretty much every color is going on. I also love these. My Sikora jelly roll pens on. I really love the moonlight on one's the neon ones, So I used these in the page as well on for my white. Can I really love the unit ball signal broad. This is one of my favorite white pens to use in the class. So if you have a white pen, you really love thrown. Definitely keep a hold of that. So the liquid text markers you nibble on thescore ones are my favorites, so we also use oil pastels in class. So these are my favorite oil pastels. At the moment. I have this gorgeous set by Penn tell they are a really nice rainbow assortment. There weren't the cheapest ones that buy, but they weren't the most expensive ones either. They were really nice, very pigmented color on really creamy to use on very, very simple to use on your page. So I really like these are mainly bought that because there was just pretty much every color in the rainbow in the set. So everybody, I'm happy with these. I use them a lot on then the other one's a use. Are these iridescent oil pastels by scenario, these are gorgeous. Thes were more expensive, but they were absolutely hands down worth it. I love them. I use them a lot. And you're in every journal page that I will make what we use. Thes. They have a gorgeous range of corners. So if you do happen to see these, then they are definitely well worth the investment. But if you don't have the golden or an iridescent color than absolutely colored ones will work just as well for you. They're absolutely fine. The last couple of supplies of talk to you about our are the decent I used. So I used the mod parch on I use the match glue. So, as you can see is quite a large book. A clue here that I have. So I really enjoy using this one. It works really well for me, but whatever wet teases that you have aids perfect, you don't have to use this one exactly so whatever one you like, go ahead and needs that one on. Then the last fight we have here is washi tape, so I have quite a large selection of Washington. But you can see here, so I just love to collect it. Wherever I see it, I buy it on its really locked lovely I love the really graphic ones, the black and white ones. I love the cornered ones, 1/2 gorgeous silver one here on a really lovely gold one there as well. So there's really gorgeous to have to add is an accent. So whatever you have to hand is great. If you have some washi tape that's fantastic, you can use it in your journal spread. I really loved, um, to given extra contrast with pattern. And again, we're not building up too much bulk by using washi tape on our pages. But if you don't have what you take, that's absolutely fine. You can go ahead and use. Masking tape is great as well. You can color your own Washington with masking tape. That's really fun technique to try. So whatever you have to home is great. And again, this non essential part off are spread. You can absolute you make your spread without took, so that's a little supplies covered. So, like I said, please don't rush out and buy something just because I've used it. But there's with the supplies that we're gonna be working with if in class. So we're gonna go ahead and get started on our first part of our 4. Class Prep - Show your work with Gelli Prints: so Hi, everyone. And welcome to the first part off my e equals M C layered class. So for this part off class, we're going to be during our preparation or our show, your work section. So just like in mathematics, we have to show how we arrived at the end of the solution to the problem. So this is what I'm going to do for you guys now. So what we're going to be doing is we're going to be preparing Ah, whole load of tissue paper prints using our jelly plate. Now, if you don't have a jelly plate, you can absolutely still do something very similar by painting to paper or by using ink or splattering watercolors on your tissue paper. Just be careful with the tissue paper, as it is quite a delicate and substance to be using when you're doing, printing or painting. So I'm going to be using the jelly play, and that's what I'm gonna show you. I said, if you don't have a jelly plate, you do have alternatives on at the end. When we have our jelly plate printed tissue paper is altogether I'm going to be showing you a few different options to the old things that you can use if you don't have the jelly plate to print on or if you don't get on with painting on the tissue paper. So I'm a really big believer in not running out to buy something just because I'm showing it to you or just because you think you need it. If you have a jelly plate, fantastic. If you don't don't worry, I'll be showing you alternatives and there are some really cool alternatives out there is all. So to get started, I have my jelly plate super clean. As you can see, my is very well used, so it's quite dirty. But that's fine. It still works just as well. To be honest, I don't clean it up as much as I possibly could. So I have a jelly played. I have my roller for putting the print on it. I have here my tissue paper, several sheets of tissue paper because they're going to be doing quite a bit. So this is people that I have, and I also have this cause I want to try this out. This is just one pair of shoes on this kind of paper was inside them, so this is slightly thicker than tissue paper. And obviously it's not a see through, but I think it'll still give us the same lightness on the same kind of wreath in texture. I'm excited to try that because it's a slightly different color to the tissue paper that I have here before I have here is more of a cream on. This is more of a kind of awful white kind of gray color. So I'm excited to try that as well. So I've cut my tissue paper to size roughly to the site of the jelly plate. You don't have to do it. Exactly about I have printed has put out quite a few pieces here because the idea is that you're gonna have quite a stash at the end off it. I love to have a stash of jelly printed tissue papers to use in my backgrounds, and it'll be perfect for R equals M. C. Larry class. So I have a selection of paints here in a selection of colors. If you have a jolly play already, you will know which paints work best for you on your jelly plate. I get on very well with cheap craft paints. They work very well. I also really like the liquid text basics. They worked very, very well on the jelly plate. I also have thes fluorescence from data, Roni. They give you a lovely for arresting color on the fluorescent pink in the first yellow or two of my favorites. And I also have thes from similiar, which are a sweaty, heavier paint, their bit closer to a heavy body paint. But they spread really well and they mix lovely, so I just use all of them together. I don't really care. All I'm really looking for is color. So I have a selection of colors here on what we're going to do is they're going to make a selection of collard, different colored tissue papers. So we're not worrying too much about what color is going to be on our final piece, because we'll worry about that once we have all over you mean papers in front of us, and we can have a look and see what we like what we want to use. So for this part, absolutely no essential. But I love to use my stencils when I'm doing my printing with my jelly print on for the tissue papers. They work really well. So I have a selection of stencils here. Most of them are from stencil girl. So I'll be using these throughout my project. And I will also be doing some without to show you that they work just fine without them. So this is a stencil that I actually cut out myself just from printing out some letters. Sorry. Numbers on. Do they cut them out with a craft? Knives? You can absolutely make your own. Are you like this one? Nice and crusty, Of course. So this one, I think, is by plaid. This is no distance. A girl one. But I really like the shapes of this one is really nice. There's a most encircle one. This one of my favorites. This came in a club kit. So more stencils. So I recommend for this. If you do have stencils, try and go for slightly larger stencils because this is really a background piece. It would be really good to use the larger stencils that you have. So these are just selection of the ones I've pulled out. So I'll be using these throughout. I'll also be making a selection off Prince with just paint, so the stencils are not an essential part of this project. But it is nice to add a little bit texture and a little bit of difference to the passion for your backgrounds. So to start off with just a couple of housekeeping things when you are working with tissue paper, be very, very careful when you're taking off, and you really need to be very gentle when you're lifting it off off the Jerry Pate because it can become stock on. Then it becomes too wet, and then it just rips. So that can really be heartbreaking, especially if you've got a really nice print going. But having said that, you will be surprised how many times you can actually print on top off one that you have already made. It's really cool to be I would get lots and lots of layers on it, and I have to say the tissue paper and when I've used it has held up surprisingly well to multiple prints. So don't be afraid to keep going with it, so you could, you could get, especially once it's dried on because it's tissue paper enjoys really, really fast. So you don't have to wait too long in between prints. We're gonna be working with paint on the background first and, like, two dark, dark to light. Just go for it. Don't worry too much about the colors. As I said, we'll work at the end when we have all of our papers in front of us. So I'm gonna go ahead and get started. So we'll talk about the first few prints, and then I'm just gonna work away and you can watch me print. So to start off with, we're gonna choose our colors. So I'm going to go for my favorite Teal, I'm going to go with this. Nice blue on. I think I'm gonna go with this. Nice magenta. So these are the colors. I'm going to start off with a very, very print with just one color because the flooring, So we'll get some color onto our jelly play and will pull off our first blueprints. So we just need a small amount, and I like to dotted around the jelly plates that mixes up nicely. Okay, so I'm just gonna start mixing it with the Breyer onto the jetty plate. And the more you keep rolling, the more it will blend. So if you like it the way that it looks, leave it. Don't keep going on. If you bring it across is well, you get different marks. So just keep going until you have one that you like. So I'm quite happy with that. I'm gonna go ahead and pull my first print, so I was gonna very lightly place Matich paper on top. And don't worry if he gets increases on your tissue paper rather trying to flatten it out and risk ripping it. Just leave it because it gives you a really lovely kind of vein defect with the tissue paper, so it's gonna frayer gently peel it off. There we go. How you amaze that gorgeous case is gonna put this 1 to 1 side. Now, we've still got some paint on there, so I'm gonna put another one down and see if you can get what's left over onto this one. This is how you really build up those gorgeous layers and your journey planks so slightly firmer with this one because there's not as much paint on there and try and make sure that I get is much that candle existing Does your much lighter kind of ghost print to that? Okay, So? Well, with some white for this one, I'm gonna go with some fluorescent yellow, Too much paint on that one. So my roller is still a bit dirty, so I'm just gonna rub it off. Only underpaid. We're going to go for another print, okay? And we still have some paint left over from the previous print that we did this little bit of teal here, So that's really nice that it's popped in. I'm gonna take the older tissue paper that I printed the ghost print, and I'm gonna put that one top again and start building up some nice layers on this page. So they just do a different orientation just to give me a different effect. I've got another life layer on top of that. How cool does that look? So I was gonna write about the paint that I have left. We'll go with some pink this time. I think I think I'm gonna go with some of this. Really nice night. Dude. It's one of my favorites. Young again, just gently taking it off. There we go. Got some lovely pops of pink on that. Some guy takes over this nice, darker magenta Still got some blue and that this is gonna give us a really nice color, and I'm gonna use a stencil. Now, I'm gonna go with this one, this on there. So I want to do this as a background to one of the ones that I've already done. So I think I'm gonna use this one the ghost print that I did twice because you can give me a really nice contrast with the dark, and you want to press this in quite firmly. So the ika in between a lthough pieces, all the stencil thing is gonna give us a real life pattern on this one. Okay. Can just gently lift it off. Yum. But like that one, that was so cool. All of that. Okay, so now we've got on here the negative, so we won't be wasting that. Pull a print from that. You can see already where the pain has been left. So you take that one off, we're gonna have the opposite. So again, just gently remove it. Well, this was gonna be good. Okay, How comes our that looks really cool just to go back to what I said earlier. This one has got three layers of paint on it, and it's still fine. So don't be afraid to keep building up the layers on it. Just because it's slightly thinner doesn't mean that you call on. I have sometimes find that once the paint dries on, it actually makes it a little bit stronger. Because got that layer of paint onto its wells. It's not quite as flimsy as it was before. It's going to be careful with it, but it's not quite as delicate. So I'm gonna go ahead and keep pulling some prints on at the end. You can keep watching me on, but the end, we're gonna have a chat about Prince that we've pulled and put them all together. Okay, enjoy. So here all the tissue paper us that I have printed on. I had quite a session once I got going. But the great thing about doing this is that you will have thes for many, many different projects that you can just pull out at any time when you're looking for some color inspiration. or when you want to start a new project of put cool background on it. These are great to have in your stash, so I always have a bunch of days to hand in many, many different colors. It's a really fun process to sit there and just pull prints. Old time. It's really cool. So we're just gonna quickly go through the different print fire managed to pull. So this was the paper from the shoes that I showed you earlier. So I really like how the texture of the paper has been transferred because kind of wrinkles . It has been crushed up in the ball beforehand. When I smoothed out, it wasn't completely smooth. So we've got some really interesting texture marks on this one here. And this is the hon made stencil that I had made with the numbers. So we good, different shades, this one. This one's really cool with paint splotches on. So there's a ghost print of the leaves, two sets of leaves there that I managed to get a real like these both here Contrast is really nice. This was lovely, this kind of a selection of different ghost prints, so this gives me a really interesting background piece. It's quite a social kind of color. You still really like that one? Not quite a bold of the others. It's kind of a similar feel to it's much more subtle. More goes prints on those prints for this one year. Well, three nice blues and greens in that one. Nice hot pink in this with some nice teal for the contrast on there. Like that one. This one turned out really cool. It's very abstract. I like the blue been obsessed with this blue corner right now. I love this one tune. How cool is that? With the ghost print of the second Ryan? There have this one that's a bit of a hole in it, so it just shows you could be careful with. It happens to me, too. Sometimes a few other holes in ever. That's fine. I'll just work around. It's not such a big deal. Some nice flourescent going on this one, This one nice and bright because you re nice contrast. Really. Stevenson stencil. Design the background. There more goes prince here. Another hole. I like this one day. Someone did you really nice geometric shapes. Teoh, that and then this one here enjoyed making this country So you could Nice kind of goes prints in the background in the stencil design. They're giving your research. So we've got our journey, Prince. So now he's to one side on. We had said we would talk about alternatives if you don't have Jenny print and press or if you can't and get on with painted on the tissue paper. So I've got several things here to show you. How have got newspaper here? It's a Japanese newspaper. So this was awesome packaging eso I managed to swipe that, but another newspaper would be cool as well. But lots of places you can get in specialist kind of newsagents and new, especially shops. You get kind of local papers in Chinese or a different kind of language give you some really cool characters. And I have got some tissue paper that I picked up. So I got some different kinds of tissue papers here. So I really like this one. The gold spots this one with the butterflies as well would work really nice. And I love this polka 10.1. This was really cool. Any of thes would work really great in your background. We also have this one really, really like painted. Does she pay for? This was just in the gift shop section, so look out for those kind of things because they're not very expensive, and they could be really cool to have in your stash and then one of my personal favorites using an old sewing pattern so you can pick these up in lots of different places on the paper that you have in there is so nice to use. It's lightweight thes, really cool markings on it. Nice geometric lines. Often they have different languages on them for the same things that there's multiple versions of the same words that could be really cool to use in your background. So this conduct may be used as well as an alternative to the journey printed tissue papers that we have made already. But if you have, like book textile book taxes, really good, nothing to my crazy. So don't go kind of two mad with magazine photos and things like that for this particular layer that we're going to be doing in our journals. But for the background layers yet, book tax, that kind of thing is great because they're gonna be covering up a lot of it. So painted book, paper, painted tissue paper, some printed tissue paper is a really great alternative to the jelly printed tissues that we have if you don't have the juniper. So that's our first part over for really done. So we have our foundation layers. So we are going to be moving on in the next video to our division section of our formula. So we'll see in that one. Thank you. Bye. 5. Part One - Division: So for this part, all the class, we're going to move on to the division part off our journal Sprint. So the idea off the division is that we are going to be dividing up our page into different sections on the first way that we're going to divide our page is by using our jelly printed tissue papers that we made in the preparation. So I've gone with three pieces, all tissue paper. I like to work in threes, so I have this one, which is quite a subtle background kind of color. I have got my really old lease print, which I really lost, and I have this one here, which again is quite a subtle background. But also it's giving me a little bit of darker and colors to my journal spread. So I have got three quite different pieces. So for this part, I would definitely recommend that you go with three contrast ing pieces off your background tissue paper so it could be any corner that you like. I've print picked at these Connors and obviously I printed in colors that I really like, but this will absolutely work with any clothes that you enjoy using. So for the background piece, I'm not too concerned about what colors I'm using in the venture. I don't have to make the match because this really is going to be a very much a background element to your finished journal spread. But it will give us inspiration on a kind of kick off point for the colors that were going to be using in our spread when we're making it. I've also picked up a piece off my and dressmaking pattern, so I'm going to be using some of this here cause it's got some really funky arrows and different kind of markings on it. So this would be really good to divide Oppa's well, so I'm gonna put this on afterwards. The end Once I've divided up my page with the other layers of tissue paper. So the reason that I'm using tissue paper for this first layer is that it obviously gives us a really nice background, but it gives us a background without adding too much bulk to our pages, going to quite a little layers, all paint. And I found that since I first started in my journals, I like to have a lot of layers, but I don't like to have a lot of bulk in my journal because it means that the journal spine is under a lot of pressure on. I like to keep it as flat as I possibly can. So I really like to build up my layers with paint on also, whatever materials I'm adding, I like to keep them nice and light and thin. So this is where tissue paper comes in perfectly. If this had been printed onto a thinker paper, copy paper, whatever, then it would. It would add an extra layer to your journal and make it that bit thicker. And it also means that it takes a little bit longer to dry. And I am not a patient journal, er, so tissue paper works really well for me on is also very inexpensive. It's very easy to get a hold off so pretty much everyone can have access to. So I very much want to look at my page as a whole, and I want to kind of mark how almost a great like effect on my page. So I'm gonna head. I'm prepped my page with Jess. Oh, so just white gesso on here and I've let it dry. There are gonna be quite a little layers. If you are working in a thinner journal. Definitely recommend prepping it with Jess. Oh, all the way. It just gives a really nice tooth to the page, and it gives a really nice layer for the paint to work on top. Also, nearly all of my pages in my journal will be prepped with Jesse. So I'm gonna be sticking down for tissue paper. And for that I'm going to be using glue on. I am going to be using Lord Parch as you concede jars quite large. So I'm quite a fan of this stuff, so you can use whatever wet a tea sieve that you like to use. Could be. This could be a PV. A glue even would work anything that's going to dry. Clear is what you want. So if you have a particular brand favorite that you like, you can go ahead and use this. This one is the mat mod punch. Andi, I really like using this one here. The reason that I say what a tease if, as opposed to a glue stick, is that the paper is a very delicate still. So if you go ahead and start attacking it with a glue stick, chances are is going to rip. If you do only have a glue stick to hand, I would recommend that you put the glue stick onto the page first and then put the tissue paper on top of it. That will work as well. So whatever you're using, totally personal preference, just make sure it's something that's going to dry tear. So I'm going to be working with the modern part Matt for this one. So I'm gonna go ahead and start tearing strips off my tissue paper and just kind of laying them down on the page, not paying too much attention to where they're going right now. I can rearrange them and play with um so your tissue paper will have a natural grain to it , which means that one way will tear much easier than others. So it's just a case off, ripping it for us to see which way the grain goes. So this is against the grain. Definitely. This is just gonna give me are quite a jagged edge, which is fine as well on then. This way is with the grains is going to give me much straighter strip. So it's just a personal preference whichever way you go. So I'm just gonna tear some strips off. I'm gonna lol you them just round home to the page. I'm not gonna pay too much attention right now because I can rearrange them before I grew them down. So the idea is you wouldn't be going in lines that we're gonna be creating sections within our journal. Don't be afraid, toe Overlap them and make sure that you're hiring them, going in different directions. And don't be afraid to go over this. Fine. Could be leading lights to do that as well. Overlapping them means that you get really nice parts off the paper underneath, peeking through when you apply some of the ladies it to it. So it doesn't have to be perfectly divided. Just the idea that you want to be sectioning off different parts off your page with the paper from your prints. I want a longer piece there. It's better bring not across a bit. You can just play around with, um until you're happy with where the positioning iss e. Think I quite like that. So I'm gonna just tear off some of my pattern from this, just play around with a little bit as well. So this bit I'm very much taking a section that I like. I'm just gonna lay it done. So this part is more of an accent. You don't have to worry too much about where this goes this because it's quite a corner might look quite nice in the corner here. I think there don't get too attached to anything. At the moment. We are covering up quite a bit of it with me. Start getting into our layers. Came up there. I think maybe not is gonna put me there. Okay. So once you're happy with how you haven't laid out top tip. What I like to do sometimes is let's take a little snapshot with my phone, because once I start moving things around and glowing things down, they don't always go back in the place that I would like them to go. So if you do have camera, just maybe take a snapshot over as its laid down, and then you can reference back to that once you start sticking. It's a really good idea to kind of give you a visual reminder of where you put things, especially if you like them. But having said that, if you just go ahead and start sticking, sometimes you can rearrange them into a totally different way on. It turns out much better than he did before. So I'm just gonna pop this on here so I can remember where the placement is for these pieces here. And then I'm gonna go ahead and start sticking down the pieces with my mom, which be quite generous with your crew. The last thing you need is these pieces to start coming up, especially once you start working in layers on top of So we finished sticking dime. So he's gonna have a look at my page overall and see what sections I've got. So I have got a nice little section going on here. I've got a nice section here, a small section here, but this section here is quite big. And see, it goes from the top away around on comes up here. So for the next step, we're gonna be using paint. So I want to maybe just divide that section up slightly smaller So I'm thinking I might put something here just to kind of divide it a bit more, cause nice toe have big white sections and small white sections when you're dividing up the page. So I'm gonna probably put something here. I think just should just connect this piece in this piece. So I haven't used too much off my nice, lighter kind of yellow e. People wanted to grab a piece of this because it's quite light. I'm still gonna be able to see the pattern through. Sure. There. Yeah, So that's going to give me a much nicer division off the page. So we'll be working with this. Could be one section here. Things could be a slightly larger section on. Might might even section off that they're now Just see what it looks like when I'm done. It's okay to have larger sections. The contrast in size could be really nice when we walk into the layers now like that from my even. I like it here. You don't need to be two straight either. I wanted to be quite rough. Be a peaceful, more paper here, The noise arrow. That might be like such perception this you like that? Be nice. Yeah, because that's that's nice, because I got the line already. That's really kind of defining that little section there. Gonna look cool, so great. So the idea of this layer is we're dividing as I said, So what we want to be left with is some nice defined white shapes that they don't have to be straight. As you can see, mine are most definitely not straight. So these are gonna be the sections that we're gonna be working the first layer of paint into, So it's going to give us some really nice sections that we can color into. So when you were going to be coloring in the next step after this strike, don't be afraid to go back over your layers off your tissue paper as well. It'll look really nice still because the pattern will still seep through the different layers. So I'm gonna go ahead and leave this to dry, and then we'll come back in the next section. We're going to be adding in paint 6. Part Two - Addition: Hi and welcome back to our class on this is part two addition. So we have gone through hot one cheese division when we've devised a par page nicely using are printed tissue papers. So we have a really nice base to work on knives. So what we're gonna do now is the addition part of our formula. We're gonna be adding in paint to the different sections that we have created. So I've gone with three colors just now. No, I'm not entirely sure that I won't add in 1/4 but I'm going to go with the three just now and see how it looks. I have this really nice deep magenta which is gonna pick out colors from the prince as well . I have this cadmium yellow, which is gonna given really nice contrast. And I also have this Windsor violet, which is gonna be a nice, darker color. So you go with whatever color is you feel you like on are gonna work with the colors off the page that you have down here. The yellow is going to give a nice contrast to the fluorescent. The only reason that I'm slightly unsure about the fourth corner is I'm worried it might be a little bit too dark, but we'll see once we get going with the page, we can always add in a little bit more and color is there. I'm not too sure what color I'm gonna put in as 1/4 color if I do one, but will will play and we'll see. So the idea is that you're different colors. They're gonna go into different sections that you have already mapped out onto your page. So this section here is gonna be one color. This section here is going to do another color of this section here is gonna be another corner. So we want to try and have to just re sections of each color on the page if you can. So the sections don't have to be exactly perfect. You can take your paint over the top all of different areas on. We're going to be creating little pockets of color we're gonna be working on top of again in the next section. So for this part is very much painting and playing with your color that you have with you. The only color that you cannot use at this stage is black because black has its own section at the end. So please don't use black on your page on. Just bear in mind that because we are going to be using black on top of some of the sections here, you want to make sure that your background is not too dark so that you have a nice contrast with the black on the colors off your background. So I'm gonna go ahead and get started on start painting in areas off my spread on. We'll see how it goes. - Okay , so at this stage here, I'm liking what's going on, but I I'm not sure about this section here. This bit here is bugging me because if I put yellow here too much yellow on that page, I might the purple I like, But I don't know if I want to make it this big. If I bring it out here, it might be too much purple. Think it's Yeah, if I introduce another color now. Gonna look weird because I'm just gonna have one section here. I think I'll go with the purple because then it will be more balanced. There's not a lot of purple on this side. So it's important that when you're looking at your journal spread, you look at your spread as a whole trying look both halfs. Do you have equal amounts of the same color on each half, or is one color to predominant? It doesn't have to be exactly spread out, but it is good for the composition over the page for you to have sections on both sides of over the colors. And that's why I really like toe work in colors of three as much as I can. So it just gives you a nice blend off your colors without going to match. So I think we'll bring purple in some more because we have quite a bit of purple going on here. It's okay to paint in sections off your paint over the top of another corner, just to kind of give it a bit of contrast. A swell. So I've gone over sections off the tissue paper and created my own shapes with paint so that it's much more organic shape on it being too linear, like have drag sections down to blend with the mother section just to create kind of almost like a drip like effect. I don't have to rigid line either. When I was some nice intersecting parts, give me a nice contrast. Okay? Yeah, I like that. I love this magenta. I love the yellow. The populace of yellow are really nice. And I like this section here is community nice kind of part And I like how the colors are picked. Complimented the tissue paper that's underneath. You could just see the tissue paper peeking through next. So I'm gonna go ahead and let this bit dry. I have one more part to do in the addition section. So we're gonna come back to that once that one is dry. Thanks a lot. So for the last part of our addition phase off our equation, we are going to be adding in some washi tape to give a little bit more detail to the sections that we have here in our journal that we laid down already. So we've divided the sections up with the tissue paper. So we've created these nice little pockets for our paint on. We've added in the paint here to the background so little nice and dry now, So we'll go ahead and start sticking down some washi tape. So I really love washing tape. I have to say I probably have a bit of a quartering problem with Washington. There's not many colors in here that I don't have. So the ones that I really like to use for this part off sections are this one here, which is a really nice a black and white kind of graphic design. I really love to add in some gold. And I also have these really cute little thin ones, which could be really fun to add in some extra color. It's a bit of a contrast. Some nice bloom here from nice yellow something nice to so whatever you have to hand, this one is nice as well. Like this green too. This is a nice bright yellow. Okay, good with what we have pulled out there, that's a nice cold, too. Yeah, that's in your goals. It's a bit finer. Okay. So much the same as we did with the tissue paper. We're gonna be adding this in strips and in sections. So I like to combine a couple of different washing tapes together and kind of overlap them as well. So I'm definitely gonna go with this one and this one. They wouldn't leave at Green because there's not much green in here. And I want added another color at this stage. Don't leave that blue. Definitely want the gold like those. I think so. This one's not this. This one was a good OK, so we don't going to match because we'll distract from what we have. So it's just a case off cutting and however you want caught tear, rip whatever you want to do with your washing types. So we're just gonna pick a section that we maybe want to add a bit of interest to. So I'm thinking, looking at it, I think I want to put some time here. I think I want to put a little bit across here is, Well, we'll just wing it and see. So I like to have a rough edge on my washing tapes where they end, but I tend to leave it straight, so just cut off a length of it. Pop this over here and then I think we'll have a bit of this one. I just want to make it a little bit of a different length, but I'm just gonna layer a little bit. Swell. I like how that keeps through there. Okay, I'm gonna go with some nice bold here. Don't worry too much. Try to getting it perfect, because we are gonna be covering up quite a bit of this again. So don't worry about that. So you don't have it in different directions to give a nice bit of visual interest. I love this gold. So I like to have the tape over. Nothing. The one before this one already have refreshed. So I'm just gonna set this woman. I say there is. I would like to have the washing tapes going off the edge. Just think it gives it a nice stopping start place rather than having it just hanging around in the middle. Where else do we want some? Used any of this warm, summery somewhere. We don't have too much yellow. I think maybe a put some gold on this side because I have gold here already. And I'm thinking maybe somewhere around here, not too much because it's quite a bit going on up here already. So it just defines the areas a little bit more as well. - Don't be maybe something up here. Just a small piece. So this is Well, yeah, but it's good I'm happy with. Okay, so we are done with Part two, the addition. So we've divided. We've added Next, it's time for multiplying. So we'll see in the next part. Thank you. 7. Part Three - Long Division: so everyone. And welcome back to the collapse. We are moving into part three now, Long division. So for this part here, I've quoted Long Division because a technique that I feel everybody thinks is actually a much, much harder than it really is on it can be intimidating to some people. Once you try out on you have a go. You'll realize that it's actually much easier than you ever thought. And you wonder why you didn't do before. So what we're gonna be talking about here is doing an image transfer. Now, the method that I'm gonna be doing with an image transfer is using a photocopied image on. I'm going to be using the golden soft gel mat medium. So this is home to the only part of the video or the class that I will term in and say This is what you need this particular product. I have tried other Matt mediums for image transfers, and I have not gone as well with them as I have with the golden. I know it's expensive, but it is definitely worth saving of your pennies or getting a discount coupon or wherever you wanna get it. Get a hold of it. Because if you're gonna be doing an enormous transfer, really, the whole success or failure off the project will hinge on the medium that you used transfer onto your page on. I have found that this particular medium gives me pretty much 99.9% success rate. Any ones I have not quite worked out as well have mostly been user. So I would definitely recommend for this particular technique used the golden soft gel mat . If you can't get a hold of this, I have heard that the Deco arts Matt medium is very good as well. Or if you've already German image transfers and you have a particular medium that you really enjoy using, then absolutely go for it. Keep using that one I've just find personally, this one is definitely one of the best that I have used. So I'm going to be using this gorgeous image here from my Victorian ladies book, which I showed you in the supply video. So this is the one that I have picked to use here. So the important thing that we remember when we're doing an image transfer is obviously going backwards. So she's going to be facing this way. And I think I'm gonna put her here because if I put her here, her head is gonna be right in the middle of this purple. And we're not gonna see so much of the definition over face on her hair and all about Gorgeousness there. So I'm gonna keep him a lighter section. I'm gonna put her about here, so she's going to be just over. I might need to remove that piece of washi tape because it won't probably won't transfer very well, but that's fine. I can take that. So this is where she's gonna sit right here, is going to be a gorgeous focal point for my page. Now, I would absolutely urge you to go with the image transfer. Try it out, see how you get on on. Just try out new technique If you're not confident enough using on the spread that you've made so far. Then tried a different one. Tried on test piece, but definitely recommend that you go for it because give you gorgeous texture to your page Just really pops against the corners because everywhere this white is gonna be transparent could be see through. It's not gonna transfer, so you're gonna have the black. So instead of having kind of this white in the background, we're gonna have all this gorgeous curler peeping through wherever we've got white on the image here. So if you don't wanna go with the image transfer or you don't have the medium where you can't get a hold of it, then I have another option is to use a magazine image. So any of these magazine images I pulled up will work really? Well, you want some of this very striking, very bold. These girls would be gorgeous. I definitely wouldn't be using them something that is very defined so that you can easily cut them out because what you don't want is all of those background here. You just want the image in the Central, So fashion magazines are great for looking for these kind of things. So if you're not gonna go down the route of the image, transfer it, then absolutely flip through your magazines, try and find an image that is really bold. Another alternative. I'll just show you in one of the samples gives to go where stamped image this spread here is one of the samples for the class. So I have used a Dina Wakely stand here on have used in two different places. It's just a slight variation on what we're going to do now. So if you do have some really kind of bold, stamped images that absolutely you can use those instead, I have stamped these two onto tissue paper on, then stuck them down. They're gonna get a similar effect to the image transfer, and that is going to see through because the two people will go clear when you glue it down with your wet go. So that's another alternative for you. If you have a really nice and stamp, it doesn't have to be a face stop. Could be a really bold flower stamp with Well, whatever you have to hand, you go with it for this part of the class. We're going to go with the image transfer. So to start off with, I'm just gonna take off this washi tape. I hope that it doesn't pull off the pain too much. Shouldn't grant they really that's not going to get in my way off, my lady. So for image transfer will need a photocopied image, all of your choosing. So, you know, if you find a magazine image, you can absolutely photocopy it in black and white on. Use that as well. It's a really good way of doing it. So you want to have a really nice quest, Clear image, nice black and white lines. That's why these illustration books are perfect for me. I absolutely, totally using them in my artwork. So this is the girl I'm gonna have on. She's gonna be sitting just here. This is where I'm gonna put her. So for every transfer, you're gonna be using a site the golden much medium soft gel mat. So it's really gloopy. It's almost like a kind of a Louis kind of substance. So what you want to be doing is you wanna be putting your medium onto your image, so he's going to slap it down. Nothing to precise. Don't use your best brush for this because it can be quite hard to clean off. So we just want to get a nice even layer all over our image. Make sure you go right up to the edges. Don't worry if you get a little bit on to your page because it will dry clear anyway, So it doesn't matter. So not too much, but quite a bit nice even there. But this stuff starts to dry quite quickly. So you want to move fast? What this will do is this will transfer the carbon on your page that you photocopied onto your journal. Okay, so I'm just gonna put that on your neck. I really don't. Moving toward I want and then smoothed her. I'm just gonna grab my little tool. It's just a catalyst, wedge. So I'm just gonna really smooth and just make sure everything is deer's. Sure there's no bubbles in there, but it is any excess you're So then what we're gonna do is we're gonna leave it to dry for a little bit. It doesn't have to be completely dry, but I would recommend leaving for at least 15 to 20 minutes on. Then we'll come back. We're going to remove this paper, and we're gonna be left with gorgeous image. So I will see you back here when it's dried. Okay, so it's been about 15 20 minutes on its drying up now for us to start removing the paper backing. As we remove the backing, we're gonna be revealing the black lines off the photocopy image behind it. So for this part here, you're going to need some water. Um, in a spritz bottle is great, but if you don't have one, then paintbrush, which is some water, is fine. So you in between you will be working in small sections on as you're rubbing it. You want to be gently rubbing with all of your fingers in a circular motion. The first time I did an image transfer, I was like this rubbing it off, and I ended up with blisters all over my fingers. So let's avoid that for you guys. So all you want to do, just gently rub in a circular motion with your finger tips so that you'll start to remove the paper. Go slow. What you'll find is you'll remove some of the paper okay on. I'll do it here for you guys so you can see remove some of the paper and then move on to kind of the next section on. You'll find that when it is wet, it looks like all the paper has been removed on. Then it will dry and you will see that there is still some paper left so you can go back, Hogan spray again and start removing pieces where you could see that this still sandpaper left. So it is a little bit time consuming, especially happy if you have a larger image like me, So we'll go ahead and get star shit. So when you spritz the water on, you'll see that the image starts to show through from Blake Flow. So what I'm gonna do is I'm just gonna start gently very gently, and you start to see the image peeking through. Be careful when you come to the edges, because it can lift up a little bit. Just be really gentle around the edge because the last thing you want to do to rip if you go to rough around the edge, you'll rip off the paper on it will take some of your image with it. So just go gentle. You can always go back over again. If you don't get all the paper. Just circular. Keep your fingers flat. I feel it's not what enough. Just spraying but more water on it. This was come out really well it's gonna look cool at the end. This is where using a medium to transfer. That is a good one. Well, really. Stand you and good studies worth the investment in the golden warm because I really have yet to find an image transfer that did not turn out really, really well for me, the only ones that maybe haven't turned out quite so well is where I was. Perhaps a little bit too enthusiastic with my rubbing when I removed too much. Even transferred actually onto the washi tape was surprised. - Okay , so I can see here that I've taken off most of the paper, but I can already tell around here were in her face, or it's starting to dry where I started off and that there's still some paper left on the page. So what I'm gonna do is I'm gonna leave it to dry for a few minutes and I'm gonna come back because the last thing I want to do is add more water to an already damn page, and then I'm gonna risk damaging Baleares underneath it or damaging the image itself. So we want to do is just leave it to dry and then come back to it in about 15 20 minutes again and you'll be able to remove the last layer off paper. Or you might even need another go. You never know. It just takes a little bit of time. You'll see once it's dried that you get a really nice pitch black from. And then, you know, if you still what kind of this gray you kind of white unis like we have around her face here, then there's still more paper to remove. So you just keep going until you get a really nice black where your darkest blacks are already it. I think it looks really cool. I really loved this image. Now I think she's gonna agree or someone were finished, so I would definitely recommend had giving this image transfer a try. So I'm gonna come back and finish off a year in a few minutes, so we'll try to get that. Okay, so I've left her too dry for 5 10 15 minutes on. You couldn't see that there is a lot more paper on the page left. Then you would have originally have thought while it was what? So that's why it's really important to kind of do it step by step on, Just take your time with it to make sure. So if you are finding that your fingers are getting quite sore or paper that you know is there is just really not coming off, can go over it with a cloth on that can sometimes get the last few bits, or for you and not easier than you can with your fingers. So this is just an old clock, but I have that. I walked off my brushes and the paint marks and stuff all over. So if you are going with the cloth, just be a little bit more gentle than you perhaps would be with your fingers because you can't feel the texture quite as much. So this could just home times being useful to just get the last few little bits off that are just being quite stubborn. It also helps to make sure that it removes all of the pieces of paper that still still calmness is so. I'm sure my my fingers over to just feel if I can feel any bone people. It's where the paper still is. Her face feels quite smooth. Nice I think I have all of that off. But the best thing to do is again. Just leave it to dry and come back to and see if you actually have, because when it's what is very difficult to see when it's dry, you want the same intense black that you have up here at the moment. Politicize. If you went it too much, it'll damage the paper. Can you lend it? Lifting it and that's the last thing. Okay, so we'll see you for the next lesson. 8. Part Four - Multiplication: Okay, so welcome to part for on this has to be my favorite part multiplication. So we're calling a multiplication because we're going to be tackling Mark making on our page now on. I have to say, this is the part where I can get lost for hours and hours in. It's definitely one of my favorite parts. So to do the mark making, I have pulled a selection of pens I like to use for my mark making. So I am very much in love with the liquid text paint markers there definitely one of my favorite markers to use when it comes to doing marks on my page. They go really well on top of a lot of different layers on. They could be very opaque and really nice to work with. I'm especially in love with the white. That's a really, really nice white on the teal here. I really like both of those. Another 10. I really like to use our my jelly roll markers, and I especially like the moonlight neon ones, so these are some of my favorite ones to use as a while. Things would be a much thinner lines. You've got a much more variety when it comes to your mark. Making on the white is actually quite a recent purchase, and it's a really nice white as well on the other. One that I really love to use is, of course, there you nibble signal broad white. It's definitely one of my favorite markers to use when it comes to making white marks on your page, because it gives you a really lovely, opaque mark, and it just glides all over the different types of mediums I found very, very well. So this is one of my favorites. So I'm gonna be doing a selection off different marks across the page. So what, we want to be jeans. You wouldn't making marks across our cage. We're going to be using these gorgeous pockets of color that we have created throughout our journal spread in the previous steps to really define where our marks are going to go. So if you have a particular type of mark that you love to make, then that's great. You can go ahead and add it into the different sections, and what you want to be doing is you won't be picking a color that's gonna contrast really nicely to the background color that you have here. So for example, on this purple, I think I'm going to go with a white for that one on. Then for the read here, I'm not sure might go with a nice neon kind of yellow color here on. Then the yellow color here would look nice with a nice red against it or even a media blue s. So we're just gonna go ahead and get started, So I'm gonna pick a section that I'm going to start working in. First on, I think I'm gonna pick this nice little section up here. I'm gonna take my white and I'm gonna go with the liquid text paint market for this one because I found just using the brush tip because near really gorgeous mark on its one of my favorite wanted to use. So I'm gonna more or less stay within the line. I'm just gonna turn this runs. It's easier for me to doodle away on it. So because the tip is quite broad really gives me a nice mark, and I like to go over the edge off the pain just a little bit. Just gonna define where one piece starts on one piece ends. And don't be afraid to just go in a random kind of order. And I love to just fill up the's spots with my marks. We'll leave some of this nice black here from the tissue paper, this underneath it. So I just will not peeking through in places but extending our marks into the other colors as well. It's going to mean that the page just blends together that more. This is gonna be really lovely kind of bold area. I'm not worrying about going in a straight line. I'm just going at random. So from extended time here as well, we have a little bit of purple. My even extend it right over the Washington Does the great thing about using a paid marker They go over all kinds of substances for just the right time to the end. Okay, cool. Some happy to that. So what I want to do now is I wanna be fill in this kind of little area here, honestly to think of. What car do I want to go with for that one? I might go with the Neon, see how that looks and I might, because we're doing mathematical formulas. I might go with some little addition signs some of pieces, just a very the mark that we're having on the page. This just gives another extra layer to your piece. And if you don't want to fill in one particular area, then leave it out. It's up to you. It's your spread. It's nice as well. To turn your journal page around, just rotate it, go in different directions. Okay, so, like, how? That's okay. So I'm gonna go ahead and start filling out the rest off this a spread on what? I'm gonna try and do it where I can is I'm gonna keep the same pattern in the different section. So this part section here, I'm going to do the same mark over here with White on this magenta section here. I think I'm going to keep the little highlight it on, plus signs as well. Okay, so I think that I am going to leave this area here because I really like what's going on here on. I'm worried that if I add in too many more marks, its going to detract from the gorgeousness off my image So you stop where you want to stop . You don't have to do everything that I've done here. You don't have to add in as many marks, but in the next step you'll see that a lot of these marks will disappear and really fade into the background on the ones that are left are going to be that much bolder for it. So it's definitely worth adding in Maura's more. I love my figure. I love how she's sitting on the page and I just love the purple on the white, I think re stand out so well against each other for this page. So I'm really pleased with how this is going, so we're going to see you in the next step, which is subtraction. 9. Part Five - Subtraction: Welcome back. Everybody to part five on this part here is called subtraction. So what we're going to be doing here is we're going to be taking away parts off the background that we have created on create a really lovely black space to really contrast with all of the color that we have going on in our page and really make the whole page pop . So what I'm going to be using for this part here is black. Jess. Oh, uh, now, if you don't have black Jess so you could absolutely use black acrylic paint. The reason that I love Black Jess Oh, is it really dries to a super matte finish? Andi, It's really, really opaque. Andi, I really like the texture that leaves behind. It's a really kind of to see texture like you get from white. Jess. Oh, regular Jess. Oh, on what that means is I can add in extra marks on top of it very easily. I've found a little bit easier than I can with black acrylic paint. But as I said, if you don't have black just so you can absolutely use black acrylic pain for this part, it's not gonna make too much of a difference to you. It's just personal preference. What were you like working with the broad, Jess? Oh, so for this part of our journal, we're going to be sectioning off pieces off our journal that we want to keep on. We're going to be blacking out quite a bit off the page. So just from the way the pages looking right now, I think I'm gonna go with a black kind of border that's going to sweep kind of from from here down wards. I want it to be quite small around here because I really don't want to lose on awful lot off this, but I'm quite prepared to lose sections here, especially this area here. I'm not too in love with the yellow and the red here against each other, But if I just keep a small section of it, I think it's gonna look a lot better on I'm not worried that I'm painting over my washing tape or anything. That's just part of the sacrifice of this type off blackout that I'm gonna be doing. So I wanna have like, a ribbon like a river flowing across my page. So without a mind I'm gonna circle in kind of really abstract circle shapes the areas that I kind of looking to keep when I'm going to be doing my painting. So what's outside of the circles is gonna go and what's inside of those circle shapes going to stay. So if I just show you an example, I have a pit pen here, so just will allow me to draw over the top of this, But you can actually use a pencil or any other market that you have to hand. So if I kind of do I like this writing but here, So if I have one that's kind of going off the page just really roughly here. And then I might have kind of another shape here, shake dying here, just really rough sections. But I wanted to be kind of small down here because I want to keep. I'm gonna keep as much of the section as I can. So I'll keep the because it's not going to be his white here is gonna kind of flow across the page like this. So we're gonna match the two pages together with this gorgeous black that we're gonna put on here, so we'll go ahead and get started. So the lines that you've given her a guide so you can absolutely change them as you're painting. I might even make this one smaller and just completely black out this whole area here. I'll see how it looks when I get going. So black. Just so. So I'm keeping my brush kind of small because I want to be able to control where it's going Someone to start down here because it's gonna be the thinnest. So I'm just painting around my edge with my black Jessa. I was gonna pull it right off the pages, so I'm just gonna go over on the outline off my shapes just now and then I'm gonna worry about going back in to finish it and make it a little bit more nature in a minute. Okay, so now I have my shapes outlined. I am going to create the river shape. So to do that, I'm gonna be painting with black Jess. Oh, um, on more of it. So I'll just show you what we're going to be doing, So just keep in mind how you want the shape off the black to go because we want to appear like it's flowing across the page. So I'm going to go out and fill out to the edge of where I wanted to be, just very roughly. - And I think what I'm gonna do something to fill this in completely. This side here. I just really have a nice old piece of black here. Okay, So where I got the edges now, I just want toe feather it out of it. So it's not quite as dramatic a line, so I'm just gonna scrub, just really. It's an almost no paint on the brush just really tonight that I just make it not quite so bold. Just little peaks pattern coming through. Just not quite so definitely line. - Okay , so you can just keep going for as much as you want. I'm quite happy with that. Um, maybe I would have left a piece here, so I'm not sure I might do something here. I put an extra piece of pattern paper or something. I might put an extra bit jelly print. I'm not sure that I like the black going quite as far into the corner that I see it, but we'll play with that in next part. So you create your black shapes, however you would like. Just remember, it's the same as when you're sewing measure twice. Cut once. So when you painted over with black chest so it's very hard. Take it back. So just make sure that you're happy with what you have circled out before you start going into heavy handed with the blood test. So So I will see you for the next part, which is the final part of the final solution on DWI will be adding in some more extra textures on top, off the black to really bring the whole piece together. 10. Part Six - The Final Solution: Okay, So welcome to our final part off our class for R E equals M C layer class on this part is called the final equation. So we're here at the end on we're going to be adding in just a few finishing touches to really bring the page to life even more than it already is. I'm really pleased with how the pages turned out, and I hope you guys enjoyed the class as well. So for the last part here, we're going to be working with some oil pastels. So I have two types of oil pastels that I really like to use. I have thes beautiful rainbow colored ones. Thes air by Penn tell. So I just bought these in a set. They're not super cheap ones, but they're not the best ones either. But I just really love them because of the different colors that they had on offer. So these air a really nice ones to use, but any oil apostles that you can get your hands on will job for this part. My most favorite boiled hassles that I have are these ones by similiar. On the's are an iridescent oil pastel on. You'll see when I open the multi. Just super yummy. Really rich. Just gorgeous. Gorgeous colors. So I really like there's a couple of shades of gold. This is bronze, silver, the lovely blue here. And there's a gorgeous kind of pearlescent white. So I really like to work with these on these Look awesome against the black Jess. Oh, so because we've used the black Jess, So the oil pastel is going to go over the top of it really, really nicely. If you've used back acrylic, it will still go over the top. The same. I just found that the black just so as a set in the previous video works really well for this part off section. So for this part, we're going to start off. I'm gonna start with a color. Um, leave iridescent to the end. So I'm gonna get a color. Is gonna give us a nice contrast to our black and the quarters that we already have in there. So I'm thinking I'm thinking maybe like this teal color, perhaps maybe, um or maybe this nice purple. It's not quite as dark as the other purples. I think I'll start with the purple and see how that looks. So for this part here, we're gonna cold are passed, are really loosely on. What we want to do is you want to be going around the outline off the shapes that we have drawn. So just really loose squiggles kind of around the outside. Don't worry about keeping in the line. Going over it doesn't. Doesn't matter. At this stage, we're just really loosely going over the shapes that we have here. So I'm not gonna do every single shape in the purple, because I do I want to use probably the gold, I think will turn out really nicely against the page. So just pick one of your shapes and just really very loosely go around it almost like a doodle kind of shape. Even use your non dominant hand if you find that that's gonna be easier for you. Just really roughly go around it. And don't worry about going on the inside of the circles either Something I get my gold or human with this nice boy Gold on. What I'm gonna do is I'm gonna do a connecting line between some off the shapes, so I haven't colored in around the outside of thes shapes. Here is I think these might be a nice one to kind of do a kind of a lie. So I'm gonna go again, holding it very loosely. I'm just gonna go around the shape. I'm just gonna connect them up just a little bit, bring a nice kind of line around, and I'm just going to extend this line, so just really brings your eye across the whole page. So the ones I've done in Particle, I think I will go with that Teal on. Just give it a nice pop against it. So I'm just gonna go around again, scan very loosely. And Jess Oh, is giving it a really gorgeous truth. So that really stands out. I in a little bit her Desam, this colored one just to let it stand out a little bit more. Okay, So just by adding in those few extra touches to the black, it's really made a pop out there. So the next part that I'm going to do to finish off my spread completely isn't add in some words. Now, I am completely obsessed with fine public tree. So I have cut out some words that I want to use on this page, but I have done this type of fried waste quotes. I have done it with song lyrics, so you can really do it with whatever you would like to use. I'd really love the color off the old book text. I love the font as well. I think it goes really, really nicely with the page image that we have. It's just really gorgeous. Someone's gonna pop thes downs Just play around with positioning over. Don't worry about lining them up too much. I like to have some kind of random, but I like to have them across the two pages as well. Just again Get your eye to go from one page to the other. So I have my FAM poem that have called out on it reads almost everyone is a precious treasure, any proportion up to her love which she so eagerly relinquished. She could not live upon that she should do no such thing. So it's really nice words that go very well. I think with my image here that I have. So I'm really pleased at this one. So I'm gonna go ahead and get this one would have died. So I'm just gonna use acoustic this my Pritt stick any glue stick that you have that you enjoy working with its fine for this part here, he's gonna go ahead and stick down. - So here we are at the final end result over our equation on, I have to say really in love with page that I've created the phone poem for me always makes a page much better. It just really brings it to life. Really tells a story off the page rather than it just kind of being a beautiful page. Have so much more meaning now to it. I think so. I really hope that you have enjoyed the class. I really hope that you guys have learned lots of different techniques that you can take and use for yourselves in your own art journals. And I'll give you a lot more confident when it comes to working with layers on, especially with the image transfer. Be brave. Give it a go. A broody is a beautiful technique and it's one that I really enjoy. So thank you so much for joining me. Thank you so much for buying the class on. I will hope to see you again. See 11. E M C LAYERED JOURNEYS END: finished. Hey, givers of a pat on the back on. Congratulations for completing the full course. Just because you finished the course doesn't mean that it's over. You, of course, have lifetime access to it, and you can go back and watch the techniques time and time again. I know that by watching the class you've learned so many techniques that you're going to be able to use in your art journals now. So don't be afraid anymore. Off big, clunky layers pages sticking together, spines cracking under the pressure. I know that now you have learned all of these techniques. You're going to be able to go out there and make some amazing artwork from the class. So I want you to keep in touch with me. I wanted to make sure that you type me on instagram and use the hashtag layered class to make sure that I can see all of your work. Let me know how you're getting on. Give me some feedback. I would love to hear your thoughts about the class on about all the different techniques that you have learned. So thank you so much for joining me on. I really hope to see you again in the name of the class