Do What Makes Your Soul Shine Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello! Nicole here. I’m super excited to share this art journaling page I created using a little bit of everything. I created this piece one Friday night when it was nice and quiet with my iTunes blasting in the background. Seriously, I’m not sure where this came from… sometimes I impress myself when I just create… not worrying about what others might think.

Disclaimer: “The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are soley my own.”

To begin, I cut a butterfly die cut using my Silhouette Portrait. Then, I primed the cardstock journaling page and the butterfly using White Gesso to prevent the paper from tearing.

I used a silicone brush to smooth on the gesso.

I coated both sides of the butterfly using White Gesso since the cardstock was pretty thin.

I set the journaling page and butterfly aside to allow them to dry using a heat gun to dry it between mixing. Love these ColorSparx! The colors are absolutely beautiful mixed with the Clear Modeling Paste. I gently tap the powders over the Clear Modeling Paste and then mix them together with a palette knife. If I think it needs more color after mixing, I add a few more drops.

I used the Turquoise and Wisteria TCW9058 Alphine ColorSparx. The purple looks so pretty against the turquoise!

For the background, I used the TCW810 Blooming Garden Stencil because I wanted BIG flowers in the background. And they are soooooo pretty. Carefully, I used a palette knife to glide the Modeling Paste all over the stencil. To avoid any streaks, I scraped the palette knife all over the journaling page to remove any excess paste to use for the butterfly.

To add texture to the butterfly, I used the TCW507 The Story and TCW437 Texturized stencils.

Since I felt like it needed something else… a little shine… I added some Platinum Modeling Paste to the butterfly. This is my absolute favorite Modeling Paste aside from the Copper Modeling Paste. It looks beautiful once dry.

After the Modeling Paste was completely dry, I thought it needed another color… I sprayed a light blue mist all over the butterfly and journaling page. Once dry, I used my fingers to rub some yellow acrylic paint to the edges of the butterfly and on the journaling page. It made such a difference! Yellow makes me so happy.

Once both pieces were completely dry, I used the Super Thick Gel Medium to glue down the butterfly and all of the embellishments!

Here are some close-ups of the art journal spread. I am so happy with how this turned out. It turned out much better than I initially pictured in my head. I splashed some White Gesso all over the art journal spread and the butterfly to add some paint splatters. 🙂

What do you think? Does this make your soul happy? It makes me happy just looking at it! I plan on making a few more journaling pages like this in the future. I really enjoyed the process of creating this beauty.

If you would like to see how this came together, check out my video!

Thanks for visiting today!

Nicole Martel, Design Team Member

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