Marie-Christine with you today with a new Art Journal tutorial. This time, let’s go for a walk in the forest and discover the nature around us. I love this season and its vibrant colors! Here I chose some beautiful stencils, TCW922 Etheral, TCW870 Fir Branch, TCW515 Pinecones, TCW578 Whimsical Shrooms, TCW554 Butterfly Collage, TCW905 Leaf Emblem.
***THE CRAFTER’S WORKSHOP PROVIDED ME SOME PRODUCTS TO CREATE THIS PROJECT.THE OPINIONS I SHARE ARE SOLELY MY OWN.***
I start by making the background with some brown Distress Oxide.
I spray some water with my favorite Spritz Bottle on the Distress Oxide.
When that is dry I put some text on the top of the page with TCW922 Etheral and darker brown ink.
With this technique, the outlines of the stencils do not need to be perfectly printed on the page, this is what gives a natural effect. Most of the time, imperfection in mixed media has its charm!
Here you can see the imperfection of the print stencil on the page.
I color the texture once it is dry with watercolor paint.
Then, I use TCW515 Pinecones and Distress ink to decorate the page.
On TCW9051 watercolor paper and TCW9004 Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste , I make a pinecone and some mushrooms with TCW515 Pinecones and TCW578 Whimsical Shrooms. I color them and cut them out. I assemble them with images cut from scrapbooking paper on the bottom left of the page. I add the title.
Here is the result, thanks for stopping by today, I hope my tutorial inspired you! Do not hesitate to leave me a small comment, thank you!
The Crafters Workshop Design Team.