Thursday, January 4, 2018

Art Journal Page - Appreciate

Hi there.

Tonight I am sharing an art journal page that was very quick to create.

The reason it did not take me long was because the bulk of the page was completed a couple of years ago - that is the colourful part. I did that in a class and was not that impressed with it so I decided to cover most of it up and just leave the pattern showing through as flowers.

I have seen this technique on several different youtube clips and have always liked it so this was my opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.

I cannot remember what was used for the original page but I can remember we did an image transfer on it that was not so successful.

To the already coloured page I added some Texture Paste through the 13@rts circle stencil.

When the paint was dry I drew the flowers and then covered the background with black acrylic paint.

Once that had dried I rubbed Viva Inks Gold all over it with my finger allowing the black to show through more in some places than others.

With a Zig Writer pen I detailed the flowers with outlining and doodling before I went around the edge of the page with Adirondack acrylic paint "Pearl" dabber. I also used this to lightly wipe over the texture paste in the background.      

I added a Tim Holtz "Big Chat" word to finish the page off.

It is probably a bit too dark for my liking but I am happy with it apart from that.

Unfortunately the original was a double page spread so now I have to work out what to do with the other page.

Thanks for dropping by
Till next time


  1. Love your description of the process. Got some new products to order too!

  2. Thanks for coming to my blog. Glad I could give you some ideas