Art Journal: Underpinnings 3

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Today, I have another underpinning. This week I am experimenting with different ways to get text texture added to the backgrounds of pages.

Here, I’ve used various sheets of printed text, torn into pieces and glued to the page with matte medium. There are pieces from books, junk mail, calculation sheets, a print out, and even some hand written notes.

After the papers dried, I added a light coat of white gesso to knock back the contrast while allowing the texture to still peek through.

These underpinning pages will serve as reminders, when I have blank page issues, of things that I can do to get started.

What do you do to break a blank page?