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.
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9″ x 12″ 140 lb watercolor journal
Staz-On ink: black
fine point marker: black
colored pencil: red
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member