Hello all, Nancy here with an art journal page that invites you to play…because…”It’s Time!”
I confess that I’ve had gel printing plates for quite some time and I’ve never really given myself the opportunity to use them. With the wonderful new stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop, I knew that I had the perfect reason to give them a try.
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
6″ x 6″ Mini Infinite Lace stencil TCW643s
12″ x 12″ Daisy Chain stencil TCW644
9″ x 12″ watercolor art journal
acrylic paint: aqua, citron, white
gel plates: 8″ x 10″ and 6″ x 6″
Pam Carriker fluid matte sheer acrylic paint: turquoise
toner copy: clock face
clear packing tape
gel pen: black
fluid chalk ink: deep lagoon, aquamarine
Apply an aqua acrylic wash to the journal page.
Apply dabs of aqua and citron acrylic onto gel plate and blend/smooth with brayer.
Apply 12″ x 12″ Daisy Chain stencil to gel plate, press journal page on top, smooth all over and then pull off from plate. Remove stencil from plate and pull additional prints with copy paper.
Cut out sections of pulled prints to use as collage elements on the journal page.
Use 6″ x 6″ gel plate, white acrylic and 6″ x 6″ Mini Infinite Lace stencil to add additional prints to the journal page.
Apply washi tape and collage elements to the journal page.
Add sheer acrylic paint in dauber bottle to make dots of color. Attach stencil back over white print to align dots perfectly.
Use clear packing tape and a toner copy of a clock to make an image transfer. (After putting tape on top of image, burnish with a bone folder, soak in water and then remove paper.)
Adhere clock image transfer and message from vintage text; add accents with black gel pen. Add color to edges of page (and text) with fluid chalk ink.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this art journal page tutorial and it reminds you to take the opportunity to play in your journal with new and varied supplies. “It’s time!”
Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next time!
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