Enjoy the Little Things Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hello Everyone!! Today I am sharing with you another project I created using this month’s product partner, Altered Pages and one of my favourite TCW stencils.  If you would like to check out more digital prints make sure  you head on over to  www.alteredpages.com

So let step you through my process in creating this art journal page….I absolutely love this image called Cinco de Mayo

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

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I started off by placing some scrap paper underneath sections of TCW749s Floating City stencil where I didn’t want my paste to go. Because my art journal is 8×8 inches I had to stencil twice. I used washi tape to keep my scraps of paper from moving. I used a palette knife to spread on my Colour Blast Australia Stormy Weather Paste and used a heat gun to dry.

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Next I used Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks to add colour to my sky and the buildings. For the sky I sprayed some water onto my tray and drew the sticks in the water to create a watercolour consistency and applied with a small paint brush.

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For the Buildings I drew the scribble sticks directly onto my buildings and used a wet paint brush to blend the colours. I also used Lindy’s Stamp Gang Sprays – Steampunk Sepia and Rusty Lantern Lime. I also applied the sprays with a small paint brush.

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Once I was happy with the buildings, I then moved onto the water. For this I applied Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray Sassy Sapphire, 13arts Chalk Ultramarine and Chalk Indigo sprays using water and a paintbrush.

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I wanted to add a little bit of a shimmer to my water so I used a dry paint brush to tap some Colour Blast Shimmer Dust Peacock onto my page and activated it with water.

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To finish off my canal, I tapped some scrap paper to my Floating City stencil  (just to make sure I didn’t get any paint where is shouldn’t go) and used TCW9021 Blueberry Pie Heavy Body Acrylic Paint and a sponge to dab my waves. I did this technique several times until I was happy.

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Now for my gorgeous Cuban princess!!! I printed her onto normal A4 computer paper and after fussy cutting her, I then adhered her to a thicker card using Grafix Artist-tac adhesive sheets and then added some foam tape before adding her to my page.

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To finish off my page I stamped a quote using Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes and black archival ink. I cut the quote out into individual strips and adhered to my page.

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Thanks for dropping by and hopefully this has inspired you to get creative with some digital images and stencils.

Farrel Tailor

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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