TODAY IS THE DAY – AN ART JOURNAL PAGE

Hello folks, Nancy here, and welcome to a tutorial for an art journal page using heavy body acrylics and great new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop.

If you live in the Northeastern United States, you know that this has been the dreariest, wettest, coldest Spring in recent memory. The days of warmth and sunshine have been few and far between…VERY far between. But each day, each week, I think…”today is the day”…the sun might shine; it might really feel like Spring. An eternal optimist, that’s me. Even as I write this there are gray skies and a steady drizzle…again.

Art journal page with TCW 660 TCW703s and TCW686 LEFKO

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Supplies Used:

9″ x 12″ 140 lb watercolor journal

TCW660 12″ x 12″ My Sunshine stencil

TCW703s 6″ x 6″ Art Is Love stencil

TCW686 12″ x 12″ Julie’s Words stencil

TCW Lemon Custard Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

TCW Orange Slice Heavy Body Acrylic Paint

baby wipes

heat tool

foam brushes/applicator

Staz-On ink: black

masking tape

fine point marker: black

colored pencil: red

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Use water to thin the heavy body acrylic paints and apply to journal page with foam brush, one color at a time. Blend each color into the page with a baby wipe before adding next color. Dry with heat tool.

Blend TCW acrylics with baby wipes LEFKO

Position My Sunshine stencil on journal page. Secure with masking tape. Load a foam applicator with black ink and apply to stencil. Follow the “rule of threes” and place three images from the stencil onto the journal page.

TCW660 stencil with black ink on journal page LEFKO

TCW660 stencil with black ink on journal page LEFKO

TCW660 stencil with black ink on journal page LEFKO

TCW660 stencil with black ink on journal page LEFKO

TCW660 stencil with black ink on journal page LEFKO

Position Art Is Love stencil near the bottom of the page, securing with masking tape. Ink with foam applicator and black Staz-On. Add hanging hearts colored with red pencil. Again, follow the “rule of threes” for the hearts. Extend the girl’s shoulders with fine line marker.

TCW703s and black ink LEFKO

TCW703s and black ink LEFKO

 Add TODAY IS THE DAY from the Julie’s Words stencil with black ink. Apply black ink to the edges of the page to frame the piece.

Art journal page with TCW 660 TCW703s and TCW686 LEFKO

I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial for an art journal page using the wonderful new stencils and heavy body acrylic paints from The Crafter’s Workshop.

Thanks for visiting!

Nancy Lefko

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

3 thoughts on “TODAY IS THE DAY – AN ART JOURNAL PAGE

  1. Really appreciate the tutorial Nancy.Instructions are clear and your lay out is great! Look forward to more of your posts

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