“Art” Journal

Happy Wednesday everyone! Today I am playing with all NEW stencils from The Crafter’s Workshop and  a brand new journal from Eileen Hull! The design team at The Crafter’s Workshop have been asked to help Eileen celebrate her brand new Chapter 4 Sizzix Dies, and she sent us a package of goodies to play with.

You can find Eileen Hull on her website , and on Facebook at Eileen Hull Designs.

She has amazing ideas and awesome videos! (If I can follow them, anyone can!).

Here’s what I created for this week…. It was so fun to do!  This “Heartfelt Journal” measures 8 ¾” x 6 ¼” and is just the perfect size for my art note books! 

Finished art journal using TCW products and dies from Eileen Hull.

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

The Crafters Workshop Product Used:

TCW9001 White Gesso 

TCW938 Mystic Doodles 

TCW941 Rainbow Montage 

TCW937 Rows of Lines 

TCW324 Hexagons 

TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste 

TCW9052 Super Thick Gel

TCW261 Art Is 

TCW9025 Plastic Palette Knife

To be honest, the first step was the hardest as I wasn’t sure what to use first out of all this goodness from Eileen!  Or what gorgeous new stencils The Crafter’s Workshop has!

Goodies from Eileen Hull to play with to help her celbrate her new journal release.

I decided to use 2 covers, some tags, some closures and gessoed all of these with TCW9001 White Gesso using a brush. I wasn’t sure what I needed for the final look, so I used a few more than I actually needed.

I used TCW9001 White Gesso, and applied a layer over the cover, front and back, as well as a few of the tags as I wasn't sure which I would be using.

Once that was dry, I covered the outside of the journal covers, both front and back, and the tags with Rose Pink using a brush. While this was still wet, I placed TCW938 Mystic Doodles over the cover and wiped off the pink using a baby wipe. I did this over both covers.  I do have the TCW938 Mystic Doodle in a 12 x 12 stencil, but I chose to use the smaller 6”x6” stencil as I wanted smaller images! 

I painted both front and back covers with Rose pink acrylic paint, placed TCW938 Mystic Doodles over and used a baby wipe to wipe away the paint.

I let this dry, then I used a sponge with some Quinacridone rose acrylic paint and dabbed the sponge through TCW941 Rainbow Montage stencil over both covers.

I used quinacridone rose and a sponge and TCW941 Rainbow Montage and dabbed paint through the stencil over both covers.

Here it is finished.. for now!

Cover so far after both stencils used with acrylic paints.

The covers needed a pop of color, so I used some Blue Green acrylic paint and a sponged, and dabbed through TCW 937 Rows of Lines stencil randomly here and there over the covers. I only wanted a few lines, so I taped off a set of them for the dabbing.

I taped off a section of TCW 937 Rows of Lines  and sponged green blue acrylic paint through the stencil randomly over the covers.

I also dabbed some of the green blue acrylic paint over the tags, but you will see that I ended up applying

TCW9001 White Gesso over them all, as they just weren’t working for me.

Cover and tags done so far.

I then taped off some hexagons from TCW324 Hexagons stencil and sponged

TCW9001 White Gesso over the hexagon shapes. Once the gesso was dry, I reapplied TCW324 Hexagon stencil over the gessoed areas, and stamped some words using archival ink onto the gesso part of the hexagons.

I taped off a section of hexagons using TCW324 Hexagon stencil, and sponged TCW9001 White Gesso through these. Once dried, I reapplied the stencil and used some archival ink and stamped some word text over the gesso.
Showing stamping through TCW324 Hexagon stencil.

My art book is 8” x 6” and needed some color instead of the plain one it had, so I painted the cover with the blue green acrylic paint, and used a sponge through TCW941 Rainbow Montage stencil. I then splattered black ink over the whole thing, because that’s what I do! LOL!  For the main tag for the front of my journal I used TCW9001 White gesso and covered it all, stamped and inked and doodled the edges. I used the word “ART” from TCW261 Art Is  stencil and TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste  and spread the paste through the stencil with a palette knife.

I painted the cover of my art book insert with the blue green acrylic paint, and used a sponge through TCW941 Rainbow Montage stencil. I then splattered black ink over the whole thing. For the main tag for the front of my journal I used TCW9001 White gesso and covered it all, stamped and inked and doodled the edges. I used the word “ART” from TCW261 Art Is  stencil and TCW9009 Black Modeling Paste  and spread the paste through the stencil with a palette knife.

Now on to assembly!  I used TCW9052 Super Thick Gel to adhere my front ART board, a tab on the left side, and some brads on the tab holder on the right side as shown. I used some black stretchy cord to make the journal holders on the inside as shown. I used a rub-on I had with the word imagination and rubbed it onto one of the tags. Also added a metal key. I added my art book, and am set to write all my creative ideas down.

I used TCW9052 Super Thick Gel to adhere the front tag, the side flap and hold, added a rub on and a key. I used stretchy cord to make the insert holders of the journal.
Inside of my journal is painted rose pink.
The inside of the journal is painted rose pink.

I do hope all this made sense! It was a blast to do! Thanks to TCW for some amazing stencils to work with and to Eileen for allowing me to help celebrate her new products!

Finished journal to hold my art notebook!

Thanks for taking the time to see my project for today!

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Happy Creating!!

Helen

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