Well behaved women…..pffft!

Hello creative souls. Tammy here (aka Tambarambaa) sharing my latest colorful Art Journal Page.

This one is titled…..”Well behaved women seldom make history”. Such a great mantra!

bright colored art journal page with a touch of attitude titled well behaved women seldom make history

TCW provided me with some amazing goodies to play with, but the opinions and the art are solely my own.

So let’s take a look at how this one developed…..

Firstly I applied a layer of TCW9001 White Gesso to my page.

creating the background using pink paint, collage paper and an image of a girl. Add a stencil to the pink paint and remove some paint

Whilst drying, I selected a cool image and some collage paper from a pack designed by a good friend of mine Tanya Froud. The pack is called ‘Rebellion’ and its a digital download, so you just print at home. You can find the pack HERE.

I cut out what I wanted and adhered them with TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium, ensuring I coated both the back and front. Applying a layer on top allows me to add paints and other mediums over the image if I wish.

I then laid whacked down some soft pink acrylic paint in 3 (yep the magic number!) areas over my page. I used a dry brush and swiped the paint down. Working quickly before the paint dries, I lay down stencil TCW780 Botanical Dream (one of my most used stencils ever!) and then rubbed a wet baby wipe through the stencil, removing some of the paint.

adding yellow, black and pale blue and some more stencil work

I then repeated added some pale blue paint, some yellow paint and finally some black paint, and again removed some of the paint through stencils.

I used TCW2317 Fence Grid and TCW936 Messy Writing

At this point, I felt I had added too much paint, and had left no white space so I grabbed TCW9001 White Gesso, and added a bit more white into the page to remove some of the color and pattern. Problem solved!

calm the background down with some white gesso

Now I added some gorgeous hot pink, but this time I sponged it through the stencil TCW2314 Punch Card Slimline using a dry makeup sponge – just some light dabbing.

I love the effect I got where it mixed with the pale blue paint and left a gorgeous shade of purple. Those moments of magic are the BEST!

close ups of stencil work. Add small mark making by using a sponge and a stencil with hot pink paint

That made everything POP!

Now I added some splats, some paint around the edge of the page and a quote using TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium. Oh and I added some color to that girl. I used Inktense pencils to color her in.

finished art journal page. Bold, bright and full of attitude

That’s it! A fun page with a touch of vibrant attitiude!

I hope you can play around with some color, and I also hope you are misbehaving a little too!

If you’d like to see more of my art, head to my Instagram account – I share lots there.

Don’t forget we absolutely love to see what you create with TCW stencils and mediums. Tag us using #tcwstencillove whenever you share on social media so we can see it!

Much love and naughtiness,

Tammy Klingner aka Tambarambaa – TCW Design Team Member

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