If you are an aspiring artist, like me, you might struggle with "white page syndrome" . Is there anything more intimidating? I will leap into all kinds of arts and crafts, including soldering, wielding a circular saw at a mission trip work site, singing karaoke in front of strangers, playing the tambourine in the middle of a pretty conservative church, but a blank page, in a bound journal, spare me!
Our first week we are working on filling the blank pages. Ideally you would do this at the end of a painting day, to use up paint left on your palette. Pam wrote a wonderful article about this in a Cloth Paper Scissors magazine article. It's a great idea.
Then you might stamp some images with some staz-on ink, or with some acrylic paint. My page with "first class" stamped about wasn't coming out like I wanted, so I used up the rest of the gesso I had out to cover the unappealling image, and now...it's kind of interesting.
Pam is showing us some of her secret painting techniques...sssshhhh....we can't tell.
Those giant foam stamps work really well with gesso.