Grace – Art Journal Spread

Hi there!  Jenni here to share a new Art Journal page combining new stencils and media from The Crafter’s Workshop.  I used several new medias; the new heavy body Gold Iridescent paint, Black Modeling Paste and new stencils in multiple sizes!  I wanted to continue my contrast using black, bold colors & gold…

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 As usual, I began using The Crafter’s Workshop ‘White Gesso’ for a base to my art journal pages… I taped the spine with masking tape beforehand.  I try to do gesso a spread in advance and have them ready.Next, I used several shades of pinks, orange and yellow watercolor crayons to create a base of color.  I used a wet paper towel to blend the colors mute the colors a little.I started using Distress Inks and the leaves and branches on part of the ‘Birds on Branches’ stencil.  I created a framework in the corners and edges with those leaves.  Next, I used these coral pigment inks and the large sphere to stencil a mirror image across the spread. I kept the ink light around the leaves to highlight them and not mix the colors. After the inks dried, I used the Black Modeling Paste and a couple of the 6×6 Doodling templates around the edges and borders.

Next, I used this scrumptious gold paint to paint over parts of the designs. I had this quote about Grace on a Pinterest board and used the 2 different sizes with the Modeling Paste to add that word. I filled in the remaining words of the quote across the two pages.  Then I just began to doodle!  Using several different widths of black pens, colors markers and white gel pens to add a final layer of depth. I used the flash to photograph the spread below because I wanted to capture the gorgeous quality and power of the Gold Iridescent paint!

Thanks so much for stopping by and I wish you all Grace throughout your day!


TCW9009 – Black Modeling Paste

TCW9002 – Black Gesso

TCW9001 – White Gesso

TCW9013 – Heavy Body Paint Gold Iridescent

TCW713 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Birds on Branches

TCW700 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Fantasy Sphere

TCW687s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Positivity

TCW705s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Star and Flower

TCW702 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Peace Doves

TCW702s – 6×6 Doodling Template – Peace Doves

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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