Enjoy the Good Things

Kim Schofield, Nature Art Journal, Deer in WoodsHello crafty friends! Kim here with you today sharing an art journal spread that is a little outside of my normal design style, but this project is filled with lots of product and experimentation, which makes it so much fun to share!

This was inspired by silhouette stamps, which are some of my favorite to create cards with. I thought I’d like to try to translate the idea of a painted background with a silhouette image that I used a stencil to create instead of stamps. What’s interesting is that this stencil is actually an outline stencil so I had to find a way to fill in the images and then create highlights to make them stand out from the background. On the right side of the page, you can see how I filled in some areas and left the tree outlines, for example, in other areas. This created a nice mix of designs.

Kim Schofield, Nature Art Journal, Deer in Woods, Side Page

I also incorporated a bunch of the TCW acrylic paints (they’re dreamy!) in the background and used the Shimmery Goodness to add some shimmery snow to the bottom of the page.

Kim Schofield, Nature Art Journal, Deer in Woods, Left Side

And see all that texture in the gold paint? Ohhh…that was super fun to create using still wet paint and a heat tool. I created a video for you to share the details of how I create this spread along with some of the fun tips and tricks I tried along the way.

I hope you find some inspiration through the video and my project! Thank you!

TCW Heavy Body Acrylic Paints
Gel Medium
White Gesso
Shimmery Goodness
Deer in Woods (12×12)

*Disclaimer* The Crafters Workshop provided me with some of the products used in this project. The opinions shared are my own.

8 thoughts on “Enjoy the Good Things

  1. This layout appeared in my inbox at a very opportune moment in my life. It sums up how I feel about a particular event and has my brain whizzing about how I could emulate this layout to suit my own feelings at present. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Kim, I love your project and video! I like how you used the stencil to create your pages, and how you used the white pigment ink through the stencil (and good tip about using alcohol to clean off the black ink! Can’t wait to try that!) Beautiful pages!

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