Art Journal – Let down your hair

Hi there creative souls!

This is Tammy and I am thrilled to be invited onto the TCW Design Team. I’ve been a fan for years and use their products all the time in my arty projects, so this is a dream come true!

My first project is an Art Journal Page…..

TCW provided me with some awesome goodies to play with but the opinions and creations are my own.

Art Journal image of a girl with flowing hair in greens, blues and purples. 
Tammy Klingner
#tcwstencillove

I created this in my large Dyusions Journal, firstly adding a coat of TCW9001 White Gesso.

Once dry I sketched a face. I knew I wanted her to have flowing hair so I popped her over to one side and roughly added loose flowing hair.

sketched image of a girls face with flowing hair

I then gathered a few of my favorite stencils. I knew they’d be perfect for adding gorgeous texture to her flowing hair.

First I added Dylusions paint in ‘Cut Grass’. I painted a few sections of her hair, completely covering that section with the green paint. Then, working quickly whilst the paint was still wet, I lay down TCW450 Art Deco Leaves Stencil and wiped off paint through it with a wet wipe.

An art journal image with a sketched face with flowing hair. Here some of the strands are painted green and then texture has been created using stencil called 'Deco Leaves'.

When you lift up the stencil you are left with a gorgeous print. So simple and yet so effective.

sketch of a girls face in an art journal. She has flowing hair and some sections are green and some are aqua

Once this color was dry, I repeated this process using TCW780 Botanical Dream and Dylusions paint in ‘Calypso Teal’.

I worked on different sections at a time, being careful not to overlap the colors too much. A little bit is fine as I add in details with markers later that tidy it all up and cover up any small sections.

art journal girl with flowing hair. Hair has many colours

I then created some sections of hair using TCW924 Lush Petals Stencil and Dylusions ‘Crushed Grape’. I really love how this stencil created movement within the strands of hair.

For the final colour I used Dylusions ‘After Midnight’ and TCW157 Flower Frenzy Stencil. Because we all need some flowers in our hair right?

art journal sketch of girls face. She has flowing painted hair with different textures in colour green, purple, aqua and royal blue

Tip – make sure each paint color is dry before moving onto the next. This is really important, otherwise you will end up with a mess!

Tip – make sure you wipe off the back of your stencil before moving to the next section so you don’t accidently transfer any excess paint that has seeped through.

Now it’s time to paint in her face. I then add details using paint pens.

close up of a face of a girl in an art journal with flowing hair in different colors

Keep building up the colours and adding in fine work for her hair. Lots of loose pen work really helps the hair to look flowy.

Love those gorgeous colors together!

close up of the sections of hair and different  textures with Doodling.

I then used the circle section of TCW219 Punchinella Stencil to draw around a few of the circles to help me add some doodling to her hair. I then added some extra dots and a few stripes around these to finish it off. You can strategically place these doodles to cover up any blotches or parts that you aren’t as happy with.

Art Journal page
girl with flowing hair with textures created using The Crafters Workshop stencils
blue, green, aqua, purple
Tammy Klingner
#tcwstencillove

This part is my favorite and when it all comes together!!

close up of girls flowing hair created using stencils and acrylic  paint
Tammy Klingner
#tcwstencillove

Thankyou so much for joining me today with my first post. I look forward to sharing many more colorful creations.

art journal page
close up of girl with flowing hair with textures created using The Crafters Workshop stencils
blue, green, teal, purple
Tammy Klingner
#tcwstencillove

If you’d like to see more of my arty work you can find my blog HERE.

Arty hugs

Tammy Klingner aka Tambarambaa

The Crafters Workshop Design Team Member

10 thoughts on “Art Journal – Let down your hair

  1. This is one of my favorite art projects! Every little detail just adds to beautiful end results. Congratulations on making the team. Looking forward to seeing more projects.

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