A Bad Mood art journal spread

Happy Wednesday all! Today I have a grumpy little art journal spread for you! We all have bad days, sometimes weeks, but that shouldn’t stop you from playing for a few minutes every once in a while. It can actually make you feel better.. just like this little art journal spread did for me! It’s been a couple crazy weeks, and I did not have time to play, but I just HAD to get in my art room and do a quick page so I felt like I was creative. It only took a short time before I felt ready to tackle the next thing on my to-do list.

Finished art journal spread.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.

The opinions I share are solely my own.

The Crafter’s Workshop Products Used:

TCW2317 Fence grid Slimline Stencil 

TCW9001 White Gesso   

TCW2314 Punch card Slimline Stencil 

I used my 5×8 journal for this quick page…. I used some blue paint and brushed it over my

TCW2317 Fence grid Slimline Stencil  in the top left, top right and bottom right of the page.

Using blue acrylic paint, I brushed over some areas of  TCW2317 Fence grid Slimline Stencil  in the in the top left, right and bottom right corners.

I love this blue, but it was too bold for what I was looking for, so I used some water downed TCW9001 White Gesso and a brush, and did a wash over the entire page.

Better now! And I am feeling less grumpy! While the gesso was still a bit wet,

I used TCW2314 Punch card Slimline Stencil and wiped away some areas over the underlying blue using a baby wipe.

I used some TCW9001 White gesso, and watered it down to do a wash over the dark blue. While the gesso was a bit wet, I placed TCW2314 Punchcard Slimline Stencil  over the areas where the blue was and wiped off these areas with a baby wipe.

To finish off, I added some blue splatters, my grumpy little girl and a snarky saying!

To finish off, I added some blue splatters, my grumpy little girl and a snarky saying!

Now I am feeling better! Back to my to-do list! And remember, even 10 minutes of art play can make you happy!

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

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Happy Creating!!


The Crafter’s Workshop Design Team Member

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