Hiya TCW Crafters!
Another day of fun with The Crafter’s Workshop products… great stencils and fab mediums bring this art journal spread together – with Wings!
– The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own –
Supplies I used:
- TCW792 – Micro Dots
- TCW925 – Nature’s Circuitry
- TCW5023 – Brocade
- TCW5016 – Quattrefoil
- TCW9001 – White Gesso
- TCW9002 – Black Gesso
- TCW9004 – Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
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.
Here is how it went, step-by-step…
1 – Start by painting TCW9002 – Black Gesso across the bottom of both pages diagonally
2 – Using TCW9001 – White Gesso and a dry brush. Dry brush small circles with a small amount of paint to dull down the black color.
3 – Mix up some turquoise paint with some TCW9001 – White Gesso to make a light mint color and stencil through TCW792 – Micro Dots
4 – Cookie & Cake stencil TCW5023 – Brocade is used next and stenciled through with a thick amount of TCW9004 – Light & fluffy modeling paste – 5 times across the spread
5 – Draw a loose, scribbly, flowery line across the page using a black Stabilo-All pencil.
6 – Whilst waiting for the pages to fully dry, stencil, in blue and turquoise, a butterfly to use as a focal point. I used TCW925 – Natures Circuitry stencil.
7 – Next, using another C&C stencil, TCW5016 – Quattrefoil with Dina Wakley heavy body acrylic – Night, over the foggy black gesso.
8 – Once the modeling paste is fully dry. Water down some light pink acrylic or watercolor paint and pool this over the TCW9004 – Light & fluffy modeling paste. Splat some color over the page aswell. Do the same with some deep pinks and reds also.
9 – DWM gloss sprays can be used to draw by removing the cap and using the tube like a pen. Draw some flowery scribbles and doodles with Marine gloss spray. Lastly, add some fluorescent yellow splats to brighten up the page.
10 – I use some soft chalk pastels in mint and blue to add a touch of color to the edge of the TCW9002 – Black gesso
11 – Finally, adhere the TCW925 – Nature’s Circuitry butterfly to the left side of the spread and add some words to its wings
I also completed this same design within my Strathmore mixed media journal using a different stencil… TCW865 – Asian floral. You can see what that looks like here:
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 page using these wonderful TCW products.
Until next time… have fun!
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 – here
3 thoughts on “Art Journal Page – with Wings”
Beautiful art journal spread! LOVE that butterfly!!
Oh wow! I love the colours! So dramatic, a beautiful spread! Xxx