A Hot Mess art journal page!

Happy Wednesday all! Helen here with a little art journal spread I did. It isn’t my typical style, but I wanted to try something new. Sometimes, we just have to play, according to some of my team mates (you know who you are! LOL!). So, I thought I would try something different… and it actually didn’t turn to be the hot mess I thought it would!  Not sure I like it yet, but I did spread my wings a bit! Next time I will stick to what I do best!

Final art journal spread using stencil butters, 1 stencil and some black gesso.

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To start, I placed yummy dots of TCW9063 Ocean Blue Stencil Butter, TCW9067 Gamboge Stencil Butter, and TCW9070 Terre Verte Stencil Butter over parts of the 6” x 6” journal I am using for this. I then finger painted the colours over the entire page.

To start, I put drops of the stencil butters... Ocean Blue, Gamboge, and Terre Verte over the page. I then finger painted these to cover the 6x6 art journal page I am working on.
Photo showing shimmer of the stencil butters.
I love the shimmer this created!

Next, I used TCW992 Festive Flowers Stencil and sponged TCW9002 Black Gesso over the entire page. I pounced the sponge up and down so it wouldn’t go under the stencil.

Next, I used TCW992 Festive Flowers Stencil and sponged TCW9002 Black Gesso over the entire page.

A few spots went through, but that is OK I tell myself… I am just “playing”. It doesn’t always have to be perfect! (It actually looks a hot mess though! LOL!!)

Showing the page after the gesso applied! It is a bit of a hot mess I must say!

So I used some different colour Posca pens and doodled here and there over the page. The doodling did create a page I like, and I am going to use this for a front of a card for a friend’s birthday! We always joke that I can’t just “play” and that she is a hot mess turning 60.. so this turned out OK!

Using some paint pens, I added some doodling to finish off the piece.

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4 thoughts on “A Hot Mess art journal page!

  1. This is wonderful. I have “my” style, then there are the “other” styles. Sometimes it’s not a bad thing to dip your toes in the “other” pool. You never know you might have “an-other” pool to swim in. ..Mischelle

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