Art Journal Spread – My Neighbourhood

Hello all my crafty friends! Helen here with an art journal spread using my new products from The Crafter’s Workshop! I was overwhelmed with my DT box, but chose all these goodies below in my instructions to create an ode to my neighbourhood! I really do live an awesome neighborhood!!

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

Art journal example using stencils and modeling paste

My steps in this project:

Step 1 – I used TCW9001 White Gesso, to apply a layer to my art journal page using a brush. I quick dried it with my heat tool. The gesso is so creamy and glides on the page smoothly!

Applying White Gesso to art journal page

Step 2 – I then added a few drops of Dylusions paint in Bubblegum Pink, Fiery Sunset, and Lemon Zest to my page. I smooshed this around using a baby wipe. Don’t let the paint completely dry, as the next step involves removing some of this paint!

Smooshing paint over art journal page

Step 3 -While the paint was still a bit wet, I laid down my TCW883 Circle Jumble by Balzer Designs stencil over the middle area and wiped off some paint through the stencil using a baby wipe again. Then I left this to dry.

Wiping off paint through the TCW883 Circle Jumble stencil

Step 4 – Once the background was dry, I wanted to add a few more circles here and there. I used Distress Inks, Ripe Persimmon and Picked Raspberry through the same stencil (TCW883 Circle Jumble) to create more circles. I then set this aside for a bit.

Adding ink over the stencil to the page using distress inks and the TCW883 Circle Jumble stencil

Step 5 – To add some contrast to the page, I mixed TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste and Lemon Zest paint together using a palette knife and then swiped this over the X’s of the TCW922 Ethereal stencil by Gabrille Pollacco in the opposite corner areas and one edge of my spread.

Mixing Lemon Zest paint in the Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to make the paste yellow.
Applying the yellow modeling paste through the TCW922 Ethereal Stencil.

Step 6 – I knew I wanted to add a banner of sorts to my finished product, so I used some pink scrapbook paper and TCW922 Ethereal stencil and TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste to add some wording to my paper before I cut it into banners. I used a palette knife for this. The TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste is what is stands for… definitly light and fluffy and allows for beautiful definition through the stencil.

Using the white Light and Fluffy modeling paste over the words in the TCW922 Ethereal stencil onto scrap pink paper

Step 7 – Assembly! I added my banners using some floss and brads to the top right and beside my little snarky girl! I added a few black and white splatters using some inks sprays. Added some washi tape, my little girl and my sentiment! Voila! Done!!!! I am not sure she likes my neighbours.. but I do!

Finished art journal spread

Thanks for taking the time to see my project for today!

Happy Creating!!


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

The Crafter’s Workshop Products Used for this project:

TCW9001 White Gesso

TCW883 Circle Jumble stencil

TCW9004 Light and Fluffy Modeling Paste

TCW922 Ethereal stencil

Other products:

Dina Wakley Journal

Dylusions paint – Bubblegum pink, Fiery Sunset, Lemon Zest

Distress inks – Ripe Persimmon, Picked Raspberry

Paint brush, Palette knife, baby wipes, scrapbook paper, floss, brads, washi tape, black and white inks


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