Hello everyone! I hope you all are well and safe. Today I would like to share with you a new page of my mixed media art journal, Peace and Patience.
These two words speak loud in my heart lately, especially in my recovery journey and this uncertain time. God reminds me to be patience and be still in Him. He will give us hope and strength while waiting for Him in faith.
I am sharing a step-by-step tutorial with pictures at Clear Scraps Blog today so that you also can create it.
I got this new Zinnia Stencil a couple of moths ago and I knew it was time to use it for my art journal this month. When I work with stencils, I like to spray my stencils with Pixie Spray.
For the background, I used the Arteza Gouache (Silver, Yellow Ochre,Emerald Green, and Cerulean Blue) and White Gesso. I applied them on the page with the brayer.
I also used the Teal Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and Black Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon on the page. I used a wet round brush to blend the colors and while still wet, I tilted up the journal to get some drips on the page. I dried the watercolor paint with craft heater.
And then, I added some old hymnal paper strips on the page using permanent glue stick. After that, I used a flat brush to apply some more white gesso on the paper stripes to blend them in.
I used the 6″ Zinnia Stencil. I applied some DecoFoil Aged Copper Metallix Gel with pallet knife. I carefully removed the stencil and carefully drying the gel with craft heater. But the best way is to let it air dry.
I added the 6″ Fruit of the Spirit on the page, and I used post it tape to mask the other letters around the word “Patience.” I added the VersaFine Clair Nocturne Pigment Ink on the stencil using foam dauber. I removed the stencil carefully because the pigment ink was still wet. After that I dried the ink with craft heart.
I repeated the same step for the next words, “Be Still” using the 3×12 Peace Be Still Border Stencil.
I added more flowers and leaves around the page to fill up the white space.
I added some white highlight around the Zinnia flower in the middle of the page using the White Woody Stabillo Watercolor Crayon and wet brush.
For more texture on the page, I added some paint splatters using Marabu Mixed Media Art Spray Cocoa and White Spray that I made my own. I dried the whole page carefully one more time with craft heater.
I hope this project give you an idea to create today. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog today. Have a wonderful day, crafty friends!
Hello everyone… Today, I would like to share an art journal page from my travel notebook. I also tried a new technique on my art journal page.
I used the Hope & Strength, a new release digital stamp set from Graciellie Design this week. These gorgeous dragonflies were hand-drawn by Gracie herself. I love all the inspiring and encouraging words from this digital stamp set. They are perfect for such time of this.
I colored the dragonflies on Procreate App, and saved it as png files. And then I printed them and the sentiments on regular printer paper with inkjet printer.
I started with adding paper tape in the middle of the page to cover the gap and then I covered the whole pages with white gesso using flat brush. After that, I dried the white gesso with craft heater.
I grabbed some of the used stained paper towel from my stash box that I saved after cleaning off inks or dabbing off watercolor from stencils in the past.
I tore some of the paper towels and added them on the pages with gel medium. I dried the gel medium with craft heater.
After ages dried, I applied more white gesso on the pages and dried it again.
Next, randomly I scribble some of the Distress Crayons on the pages. After that, I wet my finger with baby wipe and blended the colors.
I added some more colors on the page and sprayed with water and let the colors dripped down the pages. I dried it again with craft heater.
I sprayed some of the mixed media art spray on the page, dried it half way until it still a bit tacky-ish and damp.
I sprinkled some of the WOW! Blueberry Cheesecake Glitter embossing powder on each corner of the page and used coffee filter to catch the powder. I melt the embossing powder with craft heater. It is shiny, glittery and glossy!
I cut out the printed sentiments and added them on the page with gel medium. But I found out that the gel medium smeared the printed letters. I would suggest to use regular permanent glue instead gel medium.
I added some more splatters on the page with the mixed media art spray and the white spray that I mixed myself (white acrylic paint, water, white glue). I dried the whole page again with craft heater.
I added some shadow around the sentiments with Distress Crayon. Since the letters faded and smeared by the gel medium, I used Posca Fine Tip black marker to make them bold again.
I fussy cut the dragonflies with micro-tip scissors and I added them on the page with the permanent glue stick.
I added some shadow around the dragonflies with black watercolor pencil and waterbrush. I dried them with craft heater again.
I used Distress Crayon to add the shadow around the whole pages and I sprinkle some WOW! Metallic Silver Sparkles Glitter embossing powder randomly on the edges and heat set them with craft heater.
And I decided heat-embosse all the dragonflies’ eyes using the VersaMark pen and the same glitter silver embossing powder.
I used the Posca Fine Tip black marker to draw the trail dots on each of the dragonfly.
And the last step, I added some more splatters using the cocoa mixed media art spray. I dried the whole page again with craft heater.
Here’s a quick close up on the finished page:
That’s my travel notebook art journal to share with you all. I hope this encourage you today. Never lose hope.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. Have wonderful, blessed day!
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I started with stamping the feathers with VersaMark ink pad on a watercolor paper, sprinkled some black glitter embossing powder, and then heat it up with craft heater.
I put the paper in a box and then start sprayed it with blue, teal, purple Marabu Mixed Media Spray Paints. I also sprayed some water to blend the colors. I dried it with craft heater. I trimmed it into 4.25″ x 5.5″ card. I added it on a white card with E-Z Runner Grand Adhesive.
On a white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment with Purple Delight pigment ink, dried it with craft heater, and then I cut it with one of the Circle Dies. I added the sentiment on the card with 3D foam tape and added some matching colors sequins.
On the mixed media page, I added some white gesso with palette knife, and while it was still kindda wet, I stamped it with bubble wrap plastic. I dried it quickly with craft heater. The tricky part drying gesso with craft heater, if it gets too hot, it gets bubbly. So… try to move the craft heater around and keep it on distance so it won’t be too hot.
After the page was dry, I spread a thin layer of the yellow and red acrylic paint with brayer. I dried it again with craft heater (be careful, acrylic paints is the same with gesso). And then, I added some red cherry gelato and lemon gelato, then blended them with my finger. I also created that moon with coconut gelato that I scribbled the circle on the page and smoothed it with finger.
Next step, I stamped the flowers with Pinecone VersaFine Clair ink pad with first and second generation stamping technique. I covered the bottom page to create the flower border silhouette. And I dried the whole page with craft heater again to make sure the pigment ink dried well.
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