An art journal page for you today… you could easily use the techniques to create a canvas, card or whatever you’d like to make!
This is the finished page…
Adhere tissue wrap to the page with decoupage glue. Apply a coat of decoupage glue over the wrap as well, and leave to dry.
Apply a thin watered down layer of gesso, leaving parts of the background in its original blackness (eg. the butterfly). Parts you want to ‘hide’ a bit, add an additional layer of gesso.
Use the ‘Screen Print’ stencil to add the dragonfly with texture paste. It started wobbling a bit when I dried it with a heat tool, so maybe it’s best to leave it to air dry, unless you like it this way, of course!
As you can see on this photograph, I scraped some color off the initial colored texture paste, to give it a vintage feel.
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member