Happy Wednesday everyone! It’s getting chilly here in Southern Ontario, and that means snow is on it’s way! I do enjoy winter, but would rather be on a warm beach somewhere during these colder months! I tend to get a bit snarky when I am cooped inside too long! LOL! So, I made this little art journal spread for you today… I couldn’t resist playing with some new stencils and ColorSparx today!
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I used an 8” x 8” journal for today’s spread. I first used TCW9001 White Gesso and a brush, and laid down a layer of this over my entire page. I used some teal colored acrylic paint and sponged this through TCW945 StarFlower Net Stencil over the entire page as shown.
I then used TCW9001 White Gesso and added a few shakes of Wisteria ColorSparx from TCW9058 ColorSparz Alpine pack to the gesso. I mixed this up using TCW9025 Plastic Palette Knife. The Crafter’s Workshop has a huge selection of colored gesso, but I wanted a Wisteria color for my page and the ColorSparx does the trick.
I then brushed this colored gesso over the entire page.
While that was drying, I took 3 index cards and applied a layer of blue acrylic paint over them. I mixed up some of TCW9012 Shimmery Goodness and the Turquoise and Wisteria from TCW9058 ColorSparx Alpine pack and sprinkled some over the wet Shimmery Goodness that I layered over my blue index cards. I let this dry completely. Once dry, the colors tone down a bit. It looks like a hot mess right now, but it will turn out fantastic in the end! Lots of shimmery goodness to come!
I used TCW9012 Shimmery Goodness and added a few drops of the Wisteria from TCW9058 ColorSparx Alpine pack directly to this and mixed it up with TCW9025 Plastic Palette Knife. I used a thin brush to add shimmery splatters to my art journal spread.
Once my index cards were dried, I outlined some X’s from TCW940 X Trail Stencil and cut these out. I applied them to my art journal spread using TCW9011 Matte Gel Medium in random areas.
I added my little girl, some washi tape and a sentiment… and voila.. done!
Look at all that shimmery goodness on the splatters and X’s! Perfect!!
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2 thoughts on “My Winter Face art journal spread”
Helen, such a cute work of art! I love the way you pull in pictures of little girls. . I had written to you prior asking you where you did get these pictures and I Believe you said Pinterest, but I was wondering if you could help me in what I should write as a search for these? I tried doing it and was not successful at all in finding the cute little pictures you use. Thanks so much and stay warm💖
Thanks so much! If you follow me on Pinterest, I have a board there for photos I use in art… here is a link.. hope it works! https://www.pinterest.ca/helen50/photos-for-aj/