Illustrated Art Journal Page – Cats

Illustarted Art Journal Page - Cats in purples & Greens

Hello TCW friends

These last 2 weeks have had me with hardly a moment to relax into my art or even sit down at my art desk. So today it is with joy that I sit to create an illustrated art journal page to share a little bit of The Crafter’s Workshop inspiration for you.

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

In today’s page, I used three different stencils: TCW922 – Ethereal; TCW832 – Script Words & TCW886 – Shape Landscape

Of course, as usual, If you enjoy seeing a page come together quickly, you can just go ahead and watch the process video below. Captions within the video will tell you what products I have used along the way.

Step – by – step

1 – Paint the corners of a journal page randomly with paint (DWM – peacock)

2 – Using a toning colour, stencil through TCW992 – Ethereal (DWM – turquoise)

3 – Follow this with a highlight colour through TCW886 – Shape Landscape (dots) (DWM – lemon)

4 – Using the same stencil but with the striped, line up the edges of the pages and stencil through with a deep tone (DWM – night)

Showing stencils TCW922 ethereal & TCW886 shape landscape

5 – Stencil some more through the TCW922 – Ethereal stencil (DWM – fuschia & marine)

6 – To give the page some texture use TCW9044 Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste and stencil through TCW832 – Script Words

showing the complete background using TCW886 TCW922 & TCW832

7 – I then drew out the characters onto the page with a very light tone of my intended background colour

8 – Block out the negative space with a deep tone (DWM – blackberry & night)

9 – I then use Prismacolors, watercolour and other mark making tools to give more depth to the figures on the page

Close up of cat 2

I do hope you have enjoyed this walk through of my page and the video.

Hopefully it gives you some inspiration to create your own illustrated art journal page.

Two cats on an art journal page in purples and greens

Have a great day!
Dani Choate

To follow along on my art adventures and/or view the complete supply list for this page, please visit my blog or the youtube description

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