All Things Grow With Love | Art Journal Page

Hi Arty Friends.  Jeanine here from My Arty Heart, and today I want to share an art journal page with you.

You can view the full process video here:

I haven’t taken out my Distress inks in ages, literally over a year or more.  Sometimes I feel bad for my supplies just sitting around, not getting any love, but mostly because I am frugal, I don’t really enjoy the fact that they don’t get used.  I am not a save the expensive perfume for a special occasion type of girl.  I wear it to bed, knowing if I die in my sleep tonight, at least I will do it smelling great.   So the inks were staring at me from the top shelf, and I thought lets use them with a stencil.  Step 1… Use ink through a stencil. I used the TCW815 Magnolia Blossom.

After I sponged the ink on the paper, I thought I would fussy cut around them and have a bunch of faux die cut images.

Then I outlined the images using a permanent marker.

Now I want to use matching and contrasting colors on an art journal page background to highlight those flowers.  I am using dylusions paint and blending it with my fingers. (Vanilla custard, Peony blush, vibrant turquoise)

Now I want to create some interest, so I sponge on some TCW Heavy Body Acrylic paint – Spun sugar, through stencil TCW815 Magnolia Blossom and TCW807 Dot ScriptI am supper happy with this background now, and place the flower cut outs around the bottom of the page, and adhere it with TCW Matte Gel Medium.

I wanted a bit more bling to the page, so I added TCW Shimmery Goodness and TCW Gold Gesso in a dome shape and around the background.

Adding a hand written quote in sharpie marker.

Finishing the page off with some doodles.

I hope you guys enjoyed this page and got some ideas of how to use your inks with stencils.  I also hope that you won’t hoard all your art supplies, and USE them, because life is short.  Make your art supplies count!

See you all next time.

Jeanine du Plessis (My Arty Heart)

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