Hello folks, Nancy here, and welcome to a tutorial for a New Year themed art journal page.
It’s been very cold here in New Hampshire…the “I hope my car will start” kind of cold. So I knew before I began this page that I’d go for a “cool” palette and use blues for the background.
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140 lb watercolor journal
12″ x 12″ Corazon stencil TCW652
6″ x 9″ Trust Your Heart stencil TCW2147
Acrylic paint: pale blue, deep periwinkle, robin’s egg blue, plum
markers: white gel pen, black gel pen and black fine line
fluid chalk ink: blackberry
Apply acrylic paints in blue tones to art journal page with foam brush. Blend with baby wipe to create soft edges.
Center Corazon stencil on page and affix with masking tape. Use spouncer with scant amount of deep periwinkle and then plum acrylic paint to add color through stencil. Apply in a circular manner. Allow to dry.
Use scant amount of gold gesso on spouncer directly over stenciled image to add sheen. Apply in an up and down pouncing motion.
Affix Trust Your Heart stencil (with masking tape) to bottom of page and use black fine line marker to fill in sentiment.
With white gel pen and Trust Your Heart stencil add small hearts over large plum heart.
Trace around stenciled flowers with black gel pen.
Use white gel pen to add accents to the stenciled image. Trace around the letters that are on top of plum heart to make them stand out.
Add an application of blackberry fluid chalk ink to the edges of the page as a frame.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial and make a resolution that fills your new year with love and peace.
Happy New Year!
The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member