September 2022 - Dreamer of Dreams - by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! It’s Riikka here today to share my take on this month’s theme and colours.


As you can see, I used white as my main background color and accented that with the black and gold. At first I thought doing the page on top of black cardstock, but that would have limited the options a little bit. With the white background I had more options for mediums and could do more layers. Although, as you can see, the background isn’t totally black. It’s in fact a letter from my great aunt to me several decades ago. My parents are moving so we’re shifting through a lot of stuff. I took some items from the piles to be used in art journaling and this letter was one of them.

I used a piece of the journal packaging on top of the letter and then added a thin layer of white gesso to prime the paper. On top I then added black acrylic paints, mimicking an ink stain. To add some texture to the piece, I also added some stitching.

The focal point of the page is a rub-on moth. That and the phrase “Dreamer of dreams” both refer to the month’s topic: ”At night moth lulls us to sleep with flapping wings”. I rubbed the moth on top a piece of black cardstock and then mounted the creature using foam tape. The screws on the side of the page are from the same rub-on sheet.

The black is present in the “ink stain” but also in the text sticker and the moth. For the gold I used some golden acrylic splashes in the background but also added golden foil to the background and the moth. I really like the metallic shine of the flakes!


Thank you for stopping by today! Have a lulling day!

Xoxo Riikka

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