PLENTY OF LEMONADE – ART JOURNAL PAGE

Greetings from Nancy!

Today’s project is a page in my art journal…a nice 9 x 12 size which gives me plenty of room to play. The inspiration comes directly from the Mini Citrus Montage stencil and a twist on a phrase we all know well. “If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Well, quite frankly, I’m full up on lemonade and I need a respite from all the lemons lately! Have you ever felt that way? So, with some lemons and a twist, this art journal page evolved.

Lefko finished art journal page with citrus montage stencil

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

Supplies Used:

6″ x 6″ Mini Citrus Montage Stencil TCW 614s

TCW 614s Mini Citrus Montage stencil

9 x 12 art journal – 140 lb watercolor paper

miscellaneous papers

acrylic paint: vanilla & butter cream

Staz-On ink: mustard

ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: yellow ochre

sponge applicator

matte medium

paintbrush

glue stick

heat gun

markers

vintage text

alphabet stamps

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Using copies of vintage ephemera and text, tear then adhere to journal page with glue stick; coat with matte medium and dry with heat gun.

Lefko background vintage ephemera for art journal

Mix vanilla & butter cream acrylic paint and apply a light wash to the background. Then, using vanilla paint, a sponge applicator and TCW Mini Citrus Montage stencil, add design to the page.

Lefko art journal page with acrylic wash and citrus montage stencil

Citrus montage stencil design on journal page background

Sketch a lemonade pitcher on the right side of the journal page and paint with watered down vanilla acrylic to let the stencil pattern show through.

Lefko art journal page with lemonade pitcher

Lefko art journal page with lemonade pitcher and mini citrus montage stencil pattern

Block off areas on Mini Citrus Montage stencil with masking tape for select placement of design on the lemonade pitcher. Use fluid chalk ink through stencil.

Lefko masked off mini citrus montage stencil and application of fluid chalk ink

Lefko masked off mini citrus montage stencil and application of fluid chalk ink

Paint lemons with acrylic paint and outline pitcher and lemons with black marker.

Lefko painted lemons on art journal lemonade page

Lefko lemons and pitcher outlined with black marker

Add phrase to the left side of the journal page using cut out text and rubber stamped words. Use fluid chalk ink to highlight the edges of words; adhere to page.

Lefko Use cut out text and rubber stamped words to add message to the art journal page

An application of fluid chalk ink around the edges completes the journal page.

Lefko finished art journal page with citrus montage stencil

Here’s hoping that life takes it easy with all of those lemons!

Thanks for visiting,

Nancy

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team

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