Buddha Pages

This is my latest spread that I created for our altered book swap that is currently going on.  The background technique is one that I will definitely use again.  I love how the pages look like they were once part of an old manuscript.  

A powerful message for anyone living in today's hectic world.

Hard to believe but these pages were bright white when I started out. After adding layers of masking tape, a couple of washes of black  paint, and a glaze of quinacridone (Golden Acrylics) and the result is fantastic.  The hints of red were added with Staz-On ink pad.  


john said…
Now that I have discovered your blog from the Art Journaling article, I will be coming back over and over again. Great work all around. I love this technique. Have you ever tried surgical tape? It is more expensive but something new to try if you have not. Congratulations on the article by the way. I loved it as I like working with old photos as well.
Chelsey Velilla said…
Hi john! I'm sorry I didn't see your comment sooner. Thank you so much for your kind words. :) I think I may just have to try out some surgical tape. I never thought of that, but as I am a self-admitted, tape JUNKIE...I think I'll love it. Take care and have fun creating....!