Hi, everyone! Consie here again to share a colorful art journal page inspired by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s work!
Sometimes I need a reminder to stop looking and planning too far ahead and just take it One Day At A Time!
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 next step was to eliminate all of the background using my black Pitt artist pen.
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
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I have had lots of trouble finding a good white gel pen that won’t clog up or dry up quickly. Do you recommend the Signo Uni-Ball white gel pen that you used on this beautiful journal page? I tried a liquitex white paint marker but I couldn’t quite get the fine line I wanted. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Hi Patti! Sorry I took so long to respond! I do highly recommend the Signo pen. I love the coverage. I don’t find it clogging or drying up but I do go through them quickly so I’d recommend buying a couple at a time. Hope that helps!
I will be getting some soon. Thanks!
I love it Consie!