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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