Spread 138 – Cover Story

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Spread 138 – Cover Story

17 August 2013

Vintage and personal papers, my hand made papers, metal tape, black gesso, matte medium, Nova color acrylic paint, Tim Holtz Distress Ink.

The covers for my art journals are as important to me as the art is inside the journal. They reflect a specific time in my life and evolve over the course of working in the journal. They change, they get grungy, and splattered, just the way I LOVE them. This one is just about perfect. It is just about me.

As always click on the image for a larger view.

2018-05-03T13:39:50+00:00August 18th, 2013|Art Journals|12 Comments


  1. Grant August 18, 2013 at 4:31 am - Reply

    This is one of my favorite things that you have done. Thanks for always sharing.

  2. scrapbox9 August 18, 2013 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Love the contrasting colors and values, especially on the back cover, Brian. Amazing visual richness!

  3. Orly August 18, 2013 at 7:43 am - Reply

    Yes, I would say rich too, and it’s so cool that you don’t neglect the cover, that you make it alluring. Nice to see that you’ve been busy.

  4. Thomas LaBadia August 18, 2013 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I just love all the colors and the textures. It looks like something you have and will treasure for years. So many interesting things to look at!

  5. John August 18, 2013 at 10:46 am - Reply

    My first thought was of the color richness. Don’t you just love gesso and metal tape? Super!

  6. Terry Garrett August 18, 2013 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    This is incredible Brian- so very rich and the textures!

  7. ajsartjournal August 18, 2013 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    This is stunning Brian, so much depth and great colors 🙂

  8. Julia D August 19, 2013 at 2:28 am - Reply

    Love this cover! ancient, rich and deep….yummm

  9. Gillian Cook August 19, 2013 at 9:36 am - Reply

    I actually inhaled deeply when I saw this. Such intense colours and so many layers – WOW!

  10. Seth August 20, 2013 at 1:55 am - Reply

    Mighty impressive Brian. I really like the fact that there is so much to discover here.

  11. Irene August 23, 2013 at 2:36 am - Reply

    i love that you say it’s just about you. it couldn’t be better when that’s the case. miss you. xo

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