Hi, everyone! Consie here again to share a colorful art journal page inspired by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s work!
I started off with a page in my Canson mixed media sketchbook that I had added leftover acrylic paint to with an old key card. I gathered a few stencils (TCW527: Word Association, TCW519S: Mini Hummingbirds, TCW528S: Mini Daily Buzz, TCW548S: Mini Herbarium), a pencil, a Sharpie pen, a black Pitt Big Brush marker and a Signo Uni-Ball white gel pen and had some fun playing!
The first thing I did was to use the Word Association stencil and a pencil to add all of my words. I mixed and matched up letters as I needed to create all the words except Time and hand drew the number one.
I continued adding flowers from the Daily Buzz stencil, a hummingbird from the Hummingbirds stencil, and leaves from the Herbarium stencil. I then outlined all of the designs with a Sharpie pen to make it easier to see the patterns.
The final step was to add all my white outlines and marks with a white gel pen and to create any extra details in the flowers with the Sharpie pen. I love how stunning the background colors are against all that black! It really makes the design pop and leaves me with a great reminder to slow down and take One Day At A Time.
Thanks for joining me today!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member