Guest DT – An Art Journal Page with Robyn Wood

Hello Everyone,

It’s Robyn Wood joining you today to share my first project as a Guest Designer for December. I was so excited to be asked to share some projects with you using some of the latest TCW stencils, thanks for asking me TCW!

For this post, I wanted to share a technique using TCW Clear Modeling Paste, I love how you can mix a large variety of colouring products into this paste to create uniquely coloured textures for any project. The thick, clear paste takes runny products like inks and flow acrylics wonderfully and mixes with acrylic paints without lightening the colours. It is also perfect for mica based powders – that beautiful shimmer is retained once the modeling paste is dry.

I worked in a Dylusions Dyalog Grid journal and I started my page by scraping some acrylic paint in Autumn colours over parts of the page using an old gift card. I stamped all over the page with a line drawn leaf stamp from Darkroom Door using permanent black ink.

Next I took two scoops of TCW Clear Modeling Paste and mixed them with two Autumn-toned Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical powders. I only mixed the powder in lightly as I wanted the end result to have a variegated effect.

Using the TCW807 Script Dots stencil and a spatula, I stencilled with the Clear Modeling Paste mixture randomly over the edges of my page. To enhance the variegated effect, I picked up a little of each colour with my spatula so the colours were applied together. Then I set the page aside to dry while I worked on the butterfly embellishments.

I stamped some line drawn butterfly images from Darkroom Door using permanent black ink onto watercolour paper then coloured them with Ecoline watercolour markers. A quick way to colour these images is to scribble some markers onto a non-porous surface, spritz with a little water until the ink beads, then drag the images through the colour. So long as you choose colours that work together & aren’t likely to make mud, the effect is fabulous. I love the soft, watery look this type of colouring gives.

I also used Ecoline markers and a waterbrush pen to colour the leaves in the page background.

Once the butterflies were fussy cut, I scattered them across my page, arranged in a rough diagonal, alternating sizes to give the effect of a floating cloud of colour. Once happy with the arrangement, I glued them down by just the centres so the wings could lift off the page a little. This gives the impression they are drifting across the page.

A typed quote finished the page. I love using quotes in my art journal pages, they can say so much to capture a feeling or moment in time.

I hope you have enjoyed learning how I put my art journal page together, I’d love you to tag me on Instagram if you are inspired to make something. Until next time,


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