I don’t really like the paper used in this so called “mixed media” journal, but I feel I should use it up rather than waste it! It seems to be a bristol board type paper, very smooth and kind of slick. I used white gesso as a first coat then added some color then I went over the color with black gesso blotting it off to create more texture. Then I sketched in the face and painted with acrylic and oil pastel over the acrylic.
I am happy that winter has mostly ended for Portland. Flowers are beginning to bloom, the trees are leafed and many are in bloom! I love the flowers!