Art Journaling with 3D Gel

Hello everyone I am beyond excited to share my first creation I created for The Crafter’s Workshop. I am still just tickled happy to be a part of the team and can’t wait to help inspire all you lovely crafty people out there.

Lately, I have been playing in my art journal at least once or twice a month or more if I feel the urge to just play.  I pulled out my stencils, my mixed media bin, and went to work creating this lovely page to share with you all.

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I wanted to play with some of my favorite colors and have some bits of black for that added pop. I thought with Summer on the way these colors just seemed to be perfect.

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I adhered some tags down for texture and gave my page a coat of gesso – very important for playing with gelatos. Remember, have fun and don’t think about it. So I squiggled three colors on the page (randomly) and then went in with a baby wipe to blend it all in and out.

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Then it was time to play with my stencils. I started with the Radar Remnants (a new favorite of mine).  I really wanted you be able to ayer more color on my page and wanted the first layer to show through. So the best thing to play with would be a gel medium but I wanted dimension so I used 3D Gloss Gel.

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I gave it a thick layer and let it dry. The thicker though the longer the dry time. Make sure you clean off your stencil right after too.

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Now it is time for another favorite stencil called Kaledidoscope.

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I used a make up sponge to smooth the ink through the stencil. Talk about fun, quick, and accurate placing. I love my make up sponges and they are washable too, perfect for continuous use on stencils.

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I added more of the same gelatos from before to create more color and then started with my next MUST HAVE STENCIL, Well Rounded. I grabbed some black ink and used my sponge to add some pop of “in your face color.”

 

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Doesn’t the black really add some ooo and ahh!

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I added some of those new Tim Holtz chit chats (the big ones) and then used a white gel pen to add more for the eye from the Well Rounded stencil as well.

 

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Stencils Used:

TCW384S – Well Rounded

TCW2081 – Radar Remnants

TCW347s – Kaleidoscope

 

Thanks so much for checking out the blog today. Hope you got some inspiration from the art journal. I can’t wait to share again with you all soon!

Shanna Shands… The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

6 thoughts on “Art Journaling with 3D Gel

  1. Beautiful ideas and so creative! Thank you so much for allowing me to become a part of your community! I am still a “newby” so am still more of an observer than a doer! Linda.

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