Hi all! Kim here with you today to share a quick and easy faith art journal page. I confess that I have been inspired by many of the Bible art journaling pages that I’ve seen online lately and am feeling like I *need* to dip my toe into that side of creating. There is some beautiful artwork out there! This was an easy page to create and I’ll share the step-by-step directions below.
- Start by using a 7″ x 10″ piece of watercolor paper. The brand I’m using is from my local craft store and is 140 lb.
- Lay the Stencil Ring Doily stencil over your water color paper and hold firmly (or use painter’s tape to hold the stencil in place)
- Put a small amount of white gesso on a palette or non-stick craft sheet and use a blending tool or make-up sponge to pick up the gesso and apply it through the entire stencil. (The stencil design will fully cover the 7″ x 10″ piece of paper). Heat set or allow gesso to fully dry.
- Use a variety of Dylusions Ink Sprays to add color to the entire piece of water color paper. I unscrewed the caps and used the pump mechanism to tap a few drops of color onto the paper, and then I sprayed the drops with water. Keep adding color and water until you have a fluid pool of water/color. You can now either tilt your paper or use a heat gun to move the color around until you’re happy with the results. Dry and add more color, if desired.
- The gesso will resist the ink sprays, not allowing them to fully soak in to those areas, leaving you with a ghost print of the doily stencil.
- Once your background is completed, use the Take Delight stencil and Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to add the feather design onto the page. Set aside to dry.
- Create small puddles of ink, using the ink sprays, acrylic paint, or dye inks and water. Use a small brush to pick up the colors and flick onto the background, creating lots of splatters.
- Once the paste is dry, reapply the stencil over the feather design, which will now ask as a mask. Use acrylic paint to add color to the feather. Remove the stencil and heat set the paint, or allow the paint to air dry.
- Use jet black Archival Ink and a blending tool to add the sentiment.
- As a finishing touch, I added tiny silver stars and a few pink and orange rhinestones.
Here’s a peek at the entire page, which I can add into my art journal by binding in the page with washi tape or decorated masking tape.
I hope you enjoyed today’s project and you are inspired to create an quick and easy art journal page! And try out that gesso resist technique!!