I have been choosing a guiding word for the year since 2014 and have found it to be a rewarding experience each time. This year my word is Flourish and as a way to focus a bit on what the word means to me, I created an art journal page. Below I’ve shared how I did it!
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I started with a page that I had used to clean off a stencil (Flower Tangle) from another project. The page also had book paper glued down.
To add some color, I covered the entire page with Lemon Custard acrylic paint. This yellow is wonderfully transparent so I was able to still see all of the designs already on the page.
My word Flourish brings to mind gardens and flowers, so I grabbed a couple of stencils with fun flowers to reinforce that feeling. I used the Positivity and the Dutch Spring 6×6 stencils along with Raspberry acrylic paint to add another layer.
Continuing with the flower theme, I glued down a flower I made as a practice piece and extended the colors out onto my page with more acrylic paint.
The Mini Art Deco Alphabet was the perfect stencil to use for my anchor word, Flourish!
The final details that I added to the page were glued down synonyms of my word and a few doodled marks around the letters, rose/leaves and synonym words. Now I have a great visual reminder of my word to focus on as the year progresses!
Did you choose a word for the year? Let us know below in the comments!
Thanks for joining me today…
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member