Today’s background pages. Here’s how:
I began by gessoing the pages, which I do on nearly all my art journal pages. Then I pulled the modeling paste card. Used that with a stencil. Then added music pages. The next card was interesting. Use one color with three different materials. I picked a brown/sepia color. I used an Inktense block, a Lyra water-soluble crayon, and a Graphitint pencil.
My next card was acrylic paint. I used chocolate brown metallic (which was the same as the other media colors) and highlighted the texture paste areas. I aged the whole page with a wash of burnt umber.
The photo doesn’t look nearly as cool as the actual page. The use of one color on the page really looks great. I will probably add a quote or title and call this one done. Give a one color background a try and see what you think.