April Showers…Art Journal Spread

Hello there!  Jenni today to share an art journal spread I created with the express need for a little creative therapy!  


Below are the stencils, mediums & paints I used in my project!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Since I was looking for a creative outlet in a therapeutic capacity, I chose paints and mediums that are some of my favorites colors & products.  I knew I wanted to create something with the cloud designs on one of the stencils and I thought that would coordinate well with my color scheme.  Below are some of the products I used.

 After using the White Gesso for a first layer, I added some loose watercolor paints.

I then used several of the sheets of Mixed Media Light Weight Sheets from ThermOWeb iCraft to brush Distress Ink onto using this large background stamp.

 I also used some of the Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Silver on another of these sheets.

 While the Mixed Media sheets are drying, I mix a pale purple color using more of the acrylic paints and applied it using a brayer.


 Next, I used the Gel Medium to adhere the larger background stenciled sheets.

 I cut out the design that I painted silver and adhered it as well. 

 I used more of the acrylics and the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste to stencil the rain cloud designs in both the 12×12 and 6×6 size.

 Using one of the new metallic pastes in Sterling Silver I added more of the raindrops layered on top of the blue clouds and rain.

 The final stencil I used with another new paste, the White Pearl Modeling Paste.

 Finishing up the spread, I added more paint, black and white pen and ink markers and some words I printed out.  Below is the final layout and some detail shots.


Thanks so much for stopping by the Blog today!  I hope this inspires you to get out some stencils, mixed media and give yourself a little creative therapy!

TCW756 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Magic Ladder

TCW753 – 12×12 Doodling Template – Desert Mirage

TCW687s – 12×12 Doodling Template – Positivity

TCW9006 – Gel Medium Glossy

TCW9001 – White Gesso

TCW9036 – Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste

TCW9032 – Sterling Silver Modeling Paste

TCW9040 – White Pearl Modeling Paste

TCW9016 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Spun Sugar

TCW9021 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Blueberry Pie

TCW9022 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Grape Jelly

TCW9023 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Blue Jellybean

TCW9014 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Iridescent Silver

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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