Yesterday I enjoyed some time to play in my art journal. I find that I like to do a page or two in my art journal when I'm trying to get inspired or if I just want to play and not have to think how the final project will turn out. So, for my art journal page, I pulled out a variety of dies from ModaScrap, Joset Designs and Suzanne Cannon and stamps from Krista Schneider to create my Spring Magic Art Journal Page. Read below as I share with you how I created some of the elements on my art journal page.
For the base of my art journal page. I started with a layer of dictionary paper and added a coat of white gesso overtop of it. Once the gesso has dried, using a paint brush, tap Turquoise, Aquamarine and Jade Magenta Nuance powder on the art journal page. Spritz with water. Let the colour dry.
After the colour has dried, apply Jet Black Archival Ink to the Circle Background stamp from Krista Schneider and stamp the circles randomly on your art journal page.
The strips of paper were cut from Joset Designs Decorative Edges 1 die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. After the edges were cut, you'll want to trim them to desired width and lengths. On one strip, sprinkle Turquoise Magenta Nuance powder and then spritz with water. On the second strip, sprinkle Aquamarine Magenta Nuance powder and spritz with water. On the third strip, sprinkle Jade Magenta Nuance powder and then spritz with water. Let the strips dry and then adhere them in the center of the coloured area. Die cut the Dandelion Fluff die from ModaScrap out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Foam square the dandelion fluff pieces and adhere over top of the strips.
Die cut the Spring Magic, A Way With Words Die out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Sprinkle Jade and Turquoise Magenta Nuance powder over the words and spritz with water. Let the words dry. Once the words had dried, foam square the Spring Magic and adhere to the left of the dandelion fluff.
Die cut the small Dragonfly die from ModaScrap out of White Soft Finish Cardstock. Foam square the dragonfly and adhere it to the top right hand corner of the art journal page. To add some extra interest to the page, rub Black Soot and Brushed Pewter Distress Crayon randomly on the page. Rub Black Soot Distress Crayon in the top left and bottom right hand corners of the art journal page.
To finish your art journal page, splatter Brushed Pewter Distress Spray Stain randomly on the finished art journal page. Keep the art journal page open to allow for the spray stain to dry.
Elizabeth Craft Designs Supplies Used:
- A Way With Words: Magic
- A Way With Words: 4 Seasons
Other Supplies Used:
- Ranger Ink: Jet Black Archival Ink
- Dina Wakley for Ranger Ink: White Gesso
- Tim Holtz for Ranger Ink: Distress Collage Medium - Matte, Distress Spray Stain - Brushed Pewter and Distress Crayons - Black Soot & Brushed Pewter
- Magenta: Nuance Powder - Turquoise, Aquamarine and Jade
- Misc: Dictionary Pages and Heat Tool