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!
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!)
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.
I added some shading to TCW Harlequin Circle bottom areas using a black Stabilo-ALL pencil and a blending stump tool.
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.
Some black and red spatters of inks from some ink spray bottles were added, my little guys, and finally a computer generated sentiment!
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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”
Nice to see you here Helen
Awesome page! You are quite creative Helen!
Super cute! Where’d you get those little guys, please?
Thank you. They were on Pinterest.
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?
Thanks so much!
I love all that texture and the little characters too! Lovely project! Xx
Love the little guys. Are they cut from a vintage photo?
Thanks Paula! They were found on Pinterest!