A SIMPLE THANKS – AN ART JOURNAL PAGE

Hello folks, Nancy here, and welcome to my final post as a member of The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team. It’s been a very full year; full of wonderful products, endless inspiration and the honor of working alongside amazing artists. I am beyond grateful for the opportunity I’ve enjoyed, but I will bid adieu with “a simple thanks.”

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

Completed art journal page 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

TCW662 12″ x 12″ Tile Mania

TCW681 12″ x 12″ Bauhaus

TCW712 12″ x 12″ Butterfly Trail

TCW715s 6″ x 6″ Happy Greetings

masking tape

foam brush, spouncer, applicator

baby wipes

heat tool

fluid acrylic paint: citron

TCW Blue Jellybean heavy body acrylic paint

TCW Raspberry Sorbet heavy body acrylic paint

TCW Kale Smoothie heavy body acrylic paint

TCW Orange Slice heavy body acrylic paint

TCW Blueberry Pie heavy body acrylic paint

TCW Candy Apple Red heavy body acrylic paint

TCW white gesso

Black Staz-On ink

 black fine line marker

raspberry colored pencil

bubble wrap

corrugated cardboard

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Apply TCW Blue Jellybean acrylic paint and fluid acrylic citron to the journal page with foam brush; blend each color separately with baby wipes. Dry with heat tool.

Acrylic paint on art journal page LEFKO

Position TCW Tile Mania stencil and secure with masking tape. Using foam spouncer, apply TCW Raspberry Sorbet acrylic paint in select areas of journal page.

TCW662 and Raspberry Sorbet acrylic paint LEFKO

TCW662 with Raspberry Sorbet acrylic paint LEFKO

Add more design elements to the journal background with TCW Bauhaus stencil and both Kale Smoothie and Orange Slice acrylic paints.

TCW Bauhaus stencil and Kale Smoothie and Orange Slice acrylic paints LEFKO

Use TCW Blueberry Pie acrylic paint and bubble wrap, along with TCW Candy Apple Red with corrugated cardboard to add more design to the journal page background.

TCW Blueberry Pie with bubble wrap LEFKO

TCW Candy Apple Red with corrugated cardboard LEFKO

Completed background for art journal page LEFKO

Apply a wash of TCW white gesso diluted with water. At first I tried a dry brush application of gesso, but wasn’t happy with the result. A wash of gesso gave me the desired result, which was to calm the colors and frenzy of the background so as not to interfere with the featured stencil design yet to come.

Diluted TCW white gesso LEFKO

Apply a wash of TCW white gesso diluted with water LEFKO

Position TCW Butterfly Trail stencil and apply black ink with foam applicator.

TCW Butterfly Trail stencil and apply black ink with foam applicator LEFKO

TCW Butterfly Trail stencil and apply black ink with foam applicator LEFKO

Add “Thanks” from TCW Happy Greetings stencil. Using a fine line marker and raspberry colored pencil add a hanging heart from the stenciled word. Add black ink to the edges of the journal page as a frame.

Add "Thanks" from TCW Happy Greetings stencil LEFKO

Add hanging heart with marker and red pencil LEFKO

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

Completed art journal page LEFKO

It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since I joined The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team. It’s been a fabulous experience. Many thanks to all who’ve read my blog posts and offered kind compliments. I wish all the best to the new Design Team.

Thanks for visiting!

Nancy Lefko

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

 

 

One thought on “A SIMPLE THANKS – AN ART JOURNAL PAGE

  1. loved the brightness of the layers before the white wash… and then loved it even more after and then with the black butterflies…. beautiful!

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