Hi Everyone ! I am Anna one of TCW Brand Ambassadors and I am so delighted to be here with my first post.
I’ve created this Art Journal spread using great stencils from the Winter Collection 2018 . It was fun and I hope you will get inspired and create something too .
To be honest I hadn’t much plan what I was going to do . I just relaxed and started creating . I think this is the best way to achieve something unique . Sometimes we are overthinking and can’t make a choice what to do . So this was quick and easy with a beautiful outcome at the end .
Firstly, I mixed TCW9001 White Gesso with heavy body acrylic paints TCW9017 Lemon Custard and TCW9022 Grape Jelly to get light pastel colors to paint my background . Once I was happy with the outcome I truly tried my pages. Next I used a stencil designed by Rebekah Meier – TCW768 Journal Musings to add extra interest to my background working with the sponge and I’ve done the same with another stencils from Perfect Stencils collection – TCW2167 Halftone Vortex ( on the package on the back you can see my sample card I’ve made using this stencil – it’s the ombre one )
For my focal point I was working with stencil designed by Carmen Medlin – TCW785 Ornate Borders with TCW9005 White Modeling Paste . I slowly add each texture and dry truly to prevent smudge . This part was most enjoyable as I could control where and how much of texture to add to my page .
Once I was happy with the texture created I diluted TCW9002 Black Gesso with water to make some splatters and I’ve done the same with TCW9001 White Gesso .
At the end I darkener edges with TCW9002 Black Gesso and add a sticker to finish off my spread .
It was quick and easy ART and I truly enjoyed the process and I hope you will too .
If you would like to see whole process how I created this spread I have short video for you on my YouTube channel
I really hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it inspires you to grab your paints and play!! Please leave a comment if you like this tutorial or if you have any questions.
***As a TCW Brand Ambassador I have been provided with all products free of charge and I truly love these products and being a part of this wonderful team***
8 thoughts on “Creativity is You”
That are the bes things, not knowwhat you gonna make.
Love the art journal spread
Thank you so much Chantal and I am so happy to hear you love my art journal . Hope you will get inspired and create too 🙂
That is beautiful art journal, Anna. Love your color combo and how you use the stencils on it.
Thanks so much Helen <3 I love soft colors and thought combination of these two will be just great to experiment 🙂
Great post! Beautiful pages.
Thanks so much Diane 🙂 Grab your tools and create 🙂 It’s so much fun when you just create and relax your mind 🙂
I am totally new to this. Do you dry between each layer? It’s very beautiful and your video is so well done. Thank you.
I’ve never been overly fond of yellow and lavender together, yet have nothing against it – BUT, your creation has changed my mind. Your piece is so lovely, the composition inspiring and the stencilings are perfect! Thank you for opening my mind.