Be Free to Create Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

Hello Everyone!!! Farrel here today to share with you all an art journal spread I created using my all time favourite colours. I’m not sure about you, but I never really know how my art journal pages will turn out. I tend to just go with the flow and that is just how this was created….just going with the flow.

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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.

I start of by dry brushing some paint onto my art journal pages. I used Dylusions Paints – Peony Blush, Laidback Lilac & Cherry Pie. While the paint is still a little wet, I then do a technique called ghosting using the TCW737 Love Sonnet stencil. This is where you use a baby wipe to lift off the paint to expose the base colour through the stencil.

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Next I stenciled part of TCW776 Brick Poetry onto the sides of my pages using Dylusions White Linen.

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I then used the circles from the TCW753 Desert Mirage stencil to add Vibrant Turquoise paint.

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Here you can see I have used the ghosting technique again but this time using TCW757s Circle of Jewels 6×6 stencil. I am only using this technique over the turquoise circles.

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I did use a black and white Uni Posca Paint pen to outline the circles and the the 2 stenciled borders. Using Crushed Grape Dylusions paint, I stenciled some of the lines from TCW770 Wildflower Duet.

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I then stenciled the flowers onto both of my art journal pages using Calypso Teal and Funky Fuchsia Dylusions Paints. I didn’t wash my make up sponge and you can see the crushed grape paint has mixed with the calypso teal.

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I then decided that my side borders needed a little bit more POP…. so I went over the stencil again but with Cherry Pie.

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Because I have so many layers now, I realised that you can’t see the original ghosting I did using TCW737 Love Sonnet stencil. So I decided to use White Linen and randomly sponge all over my pages.

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I added some stamping using Dina Wakley Stamps – Silhouetted Women and Scribble Wings. For the title I used Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps – Block Upper which I used black archival ink. Then to finish if off, I did use a baby wipe and a small amount of white linen paint and lightly smudged around the pages.

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 Make sure you check out the process video below xx

Thanks for dropping by and I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal xx

Farrel Tailor

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

2 thoughts on “Be Free to Create Art Journal Page by Farrel Tailor

  1. Have never been a fan of art journals…until I saw yours, that is!! Yours is truly art & delightful. It’s the only one that has made sense to me. Saving this to look at again. Thanks for sharing!

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