Summertime is here and that means I’m headed to my happy place…the beach! Is there anything better than summer days on the beach?
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9″ x 12″ 140 lb watercolor journal
fluid acrylic paint: citron, aqua, ocean breeze, robin’s egg blue
fluid chalk ink: deep lagoon, aquamarine
Staz-On ink: black
fluid correction pen
white gel pen
Apply robin’s egg blue and ocean breeze fluid acrylic paints to journal page with foam brush and blend with baby wipes. Dry with heat tool.
Position Heart Swirls stencil and secure with masking tape. Using foam spouncer apply clear gesso over stencil. Allow to dry.
Apply aqua and citron acrylic paints over gesso. Blend with baby wipes. The gesso will act as a resist and allow the blue base coat to show through.
Position Under the Sea stencil and add a row of shells to the bottom of the page using fluid chalk ink. Mask off unwanted areas first.
Add sand dollar and starfish also. Add a total of three stenciled images.
Using a correction fluid pen, trace around some of the swirls left by the gesso resist to create a feeling of waves. Add tiny bubbles (circles) made with a white gel pen around swirls and stenciled shells. Accent the stenciled seashells, sand dollars and starfish with white gel pen also.
Using foam applicator with black ink and Happy Greetings stencil, add “Hello Happy” to the top portion of the journal page. Adhere copy of vintage image with glue stick. An application of Deep Lagoon fluid chalk ink frames the outside edges of the page.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial for an art journal page using the wonderful new stencils and clear gesso from The Crafter’s Workshop. And if it’s YOUR happy place also, may you enjoy many blissful summer days at the beach!
Thanks for visiting!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member