Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! I hope you've all had a great start to 2023.

I made some shiny, sparkly artwork in my new sketchbook to mark the occasion. The scanner picked up some of the shine, but none of the sparkle, so you'll just have to imagine it. 

After finishing Sketchbook Party, I added their recommended sketchbook to my wishlist and was delighted to open it at Christmas. (Affiliate link here and below.) I was eager to jump in and give it a try. 

I put down a border of painters tape, then painted the entire page with a flat black. When it was dry, I transferred my design using this method

I traced over the pencil marks with a white gelly roll pen

I chose five colors of acrylic paint for my fireworks: pink, orange, yellow, blue, and purple. I started by putting dots of color in various places, then I added fireworks bursts. 

When I was happy with the amount of fireworks, I let them dry, then painted the numbers with white gesso before finishing them with Treasure Gold. When that was dry, I added Extreme Glitter (gold and champagne) to all of the fireworks. The result is so sparkly and shiny!

I have big plans for this sketchbook in 2023. I'll give you a bit more information about that on Wednesday. 

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