Good Morning all! Helen here with a little art journal spread for you today using some hidden journaling and one of Jaime’s favorite stencils!! (Jaime is our designer and founder of The Crafter’s Workshop).
The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.
For me, art journaling is a way to express feelings and thoughts I have. I usually can express my thoughts using stencils, color, and such… but sometimes, I just have to write it all out! I find this very cathartic and helps me sort out all those thoughts and feeling I have floating around!
So, to start off with, I took my favorite pen, and started writing all my thoughts down. I wrote side to side, turned the journal around and wrote top to bottom, and because I had more to say, I wrote diagonally. No one knows what the journaling is but me.. and that is exactly why I hide my journaling some times. I then applied a layer of TCW9907 Clear Gesso over the page using a brush.
The next step is to cover the page with some acrylic paint. I used Golden Teal and DecoArt fluid acrylic in Phthalo Turquoise. While it was still wet, I used TCW324 Hexagon Stencil and a baby wipe to wipe away some areas through the stencil as shown. This will reveal the hidden journaling.
I shaded around the hexagon shapes using A Stabilo black ALL pencil to create some shading. Then I took TCW 9009 Black Modeling Paste and TCW2165 Ombre Dots stencil, and using a spatula, I applied a layer of paste through the stencil to make some random dots here and there.
Once everything was dry, I used a white pen to go around some of the Ombre Dots, added some white splatters with white ink, added a bit of stamping using archival ink. Added my image and sentiment and voila… done! All my journaling is hidden and I am the only one who knows what all this means!
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4 thoughts on “Hidden Journaling – Art Journal spread”
Love this technique Helen and LOVE your page and that sentiment is sooo true !! Why do I just get into something at 4pm and have to stop to make a meal??!!
Thanks Heather! And isn’t that the truth! LOL!! ((HUGS))