Choose Happy, Darling Mixed Media Art Journal

Choose Happy, Darling Mixed Media Art Journal by Renae Davis
Choose Happy, Darling Mixed Media Art Journal by Renae Davis

If you’ve been awake for the last couple of years… chances are you’ve had a case of sadness, maybe even depression. I am there with you friend! Life has been far from normal and there’s lots of things we’ve had to learn and adapt to. I hope happiness is one of those things for you! I hope this project encourages you to create something bright, colorful and overall happy!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

yellow and orange spray inks through 12x12 TCW 936 Messy Writing Stencil
yellow and orange spray inks through 12×12 TCW 936 Messy Writing Stencil

For the first layer of the background in my art journal, I sprayed a mix of yellow and orange spray inks (Ranger Ink Dylusions Lemon Zest and Squeezed Orange) through 12×12 TCW 936 Messy Writing Stencil. I did this for both the right and left side of each page.

TCW stencil butters (Turquoise, Ocean, Orchid, Fuchsia, Gamboge, Marigold) through 12x12 TCW575 Joyful Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife
TCW stencil butters (Turquoise, Ocean, Orchid, Fuchsia, Gamboge, Marigold) through 12×12 TCW575 Joyful Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife

On the right side of the layout, I glued down my main focal image (His Palette Within 017 Printable). On the left side of the layout I spread a generous layer of TCW stencil butters (Turquoise, Ocean, Orchid, Fuchsia) through 12×12 TCW575 Joyful Sunflower Stencil with a palette knife. I used the same colors on the right side of the page on top of the focal image but I used a cosmetic instead of a palette knife for a softer touch.

Stencil butters used:

TCW9063 Ocean Blue Stencil Butter

TCW9064 Turquoise Stencil Butter

TCW9065 Fuchsia Stencil Butter

TCW9066 Orchid Stencil Butter

TCW9067 Gamboge Stencil Butter

TCW9068 Marigold Stencil Butter

dark blue acrylic paint through 12x12 TCW586 Raven Mosaic Stencil
dark blue acrylic paint through 12×12 TCW586 Raven Mosaic Stencil

On the bottom of the right side of the layout, I added a layer of dark blue acrylic paint through 12×12 TCW586 Raven Mosaic Stencil and spread the stencil a little bit towards the middle of the page.

Renae Davis, The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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