Mixed Media Art Journal Spread – New Friends

Hello all my crafty friends! Helen here with my very first post as a new Design Team member here at The Crafter’s Workshop! I am beyond thrilled to be able to share a little art journal spread I made for today using some of my stash of The Crafter’s Workshop stencils.  I do love texture and snark… and this one is dedicated to all my new team mates and new friends!

Art journal page final example using TCW357 Cell Theory and TCW459 Harlequin Circles and acrylic paints and molding paste.

I started in my 8”x 8” Dylusion journal and applied a thin layer of White Gesso using a paint brush. I usually gesso my pages first, as it helps my other layers adhere and spread easier! I then used a palette knife to add a layer modeling paste to the bottom using TCW357 Cell Theory stencil; and in the upper corners using TCW459 Harlequin Circles stencil.  (Notice that red from a previous project… oops!!! No worries… it will disappear!)

Close up of molding paste used with TCW357 Cell Theory stencil and TCW459 Harlequin Circles stencil.

Once this dried, I then painted over the whole page using Titan Buff with a paint brush. After, I added a layer of watered down Burnt Sienna using a paint brush and wiped away some areas in the centre using a baby wipe. 

Close up of Titan Buff and Burnet Sienna acrylic paints over the dried molding paste.

I added some shading to TCW Harlequin Circle bottom areas using a black Stabilo-ALL pencil and a blending stump tool. 

Close up of shading of the TCW459 Harlequin molding paste after dried.

Wanting  the TCW357 Cell Theory cells to stand out, I added some Raw Umber over to represent some cobblestones for my little guys to stand upon. I used a paint brush and baby wipe for this section.

Closeup of Raw Umber acrylic paint over the TCW357 Cell Theory dried molding paste stencil work.

Some black and red spatters of inks from some ink spray bottles were added, my little guys, and finally a computer generated sentiment!

Finished art journal spread.

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The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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

Product Used: TCW357 Cell Theory TCW459 Harlequin Circles gesso, molding paste, acrylic paints – titan buff, burnt sienna, raw umber, red and black ink sprays

12 thoughts on “Mixed Media Art Journal Spread – New Friends

  1. I love all the texture and the shading. Just makes me want to rush into my room and start playing. Thank you for the inspiration! Great job?

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