what matters – Art Journal Spread

Hello lovely crafters!  I’m super excited to share this new Art Journal spread I created!

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

Below are the stencils and LOTS of various mediums I used.

After prepping my pages with the Clear Gesso, I pulled lots of stencils with repetitive patterns on them and several sheets of Altered Pages vintage printables.  I also used part of a Gold Foil sheet on the Mixed Media Foam from ThermoWeb & Rebekah Meyer that I had left over from Christmas. 

I used gelatos for the base color of my spread.

After I blended the gelatos with water, I used the Gel Medium as a glue to make a collage with the Altered Pages printables.

After the Gesso dried, I used the plain Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste across parts of the pages.

I also stenciled some of the Heavy Body Acrylic paints over the 6×6 Micro Dots stencil. 

Next, I added some Distress Inks over the Paste and the edges of the pages.

I wanted to create a focal point for the girl I planned to paint, so I used this large patterned circle stencil and inked it to the left side of the spread using Distress Oxide Ink.

I cut two angel wing shapes out of this piece of the gold foiled medium base.  Using the wings as a guide, I painted a small shape of a face and torso.

After painting an outline of this girl, I added some of the luscious Champagne Gold Modeling Paste to this 6×6 stencil.

I continued to add detail to my girl and planned for her to hold a butterfly, from another 6×6 stencil, in her hands.  The butterfly didn’t come out as clear as I had intended, so I tried to outline it with white gel pen and some other colors.

Below are the close-ups and the final pages of the Art Journal.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope this inspired you to get creative with your own art journal & do what matters to you!

STENCILS & MEDIUMS Used:

TCW756s – Doodling Template – Magic Ladder

TCW792s – Doodling Template – MicroDots

TCW773 – Doodling Template – Connected Dots

TCW766 – Doodling Template – Thoughtful Bird

TCW9006 – Gel Medium – Gloss

TCW9007 – Gesso – Clear

TCW9001 – Gesso – White

TCW9044 – Modeling Paste – Light & Fluffy

TCW9026 – Modeling Paste – Champagne Gold

TCW9003 – Gesso Gold

TCW9024 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Kale Smoothie

TCW9017 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Lemon Custard

TCW9019 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Candy Apple Red

TCW9021 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Blueberry Pie

TCW9022 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Grape Jelly

TCW9023 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Blue Jellybean

TCW9020 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Raspberry Sorbet

TCW9018 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Orange Slice

TCW9016 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Spun Sugar

TCW9015 – Heavy Body Acrylic – Black Licorice 

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Jenni Calma

The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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