My first step-by-step pictorial for an art journal page I made last week. Luckily had my phone in my craft room and decided to take pictures as I went along. Haven’t quite figured out the over head video camera and video editing thingamajig as yet so pictures it is for now.
Locally bought Plain hearts stencil
Tim Holtz layer stencils
Locally bought large flower & love stamps
Local Wooden block text stamps
Art is stencil by TCW
Confetti Stencil Heidi Swapp
Mister Huey Ink sprays
Red acrylic paint
Step 1: I covered the journal page with gesso. If you are using a thick watercolor paper and want a bright background you can skip this step. I wanted a muted chalky finish.
Step 2: Next I sprayed the page with yellow/ orange and red the inks and blotted off excess with a kitchen paper towel.
Step 3: Using foam dabber and chalk ink I created a contrast in the background with the art is text stencil.
Step 4: Using distress inks in the same tones as the sprays I stamped flowers all over the page.
Step 5: Since i was planning to use a bright red in the foreground i wanted to mute the background a bit more and went over it with a layer of gesso. You can see the change in tone in the pictures below.
Step 6: Next I taped up the parts that I did not want to use on this stencil and then layered a patterned stencil under the hearts stencil to create a patterned heart. Next time I will use just a piece of paper as a mask on the patterned stencil. The paste did smudge with the extra thick layer caused by the heart stencil substrate.
Step 7: I did 3 rows of hearts each with their own pattern.
Step 8: Using this lovely Heidi Swapp confetti stencil I added some hearts with a foam dabber and chalk ink.
Step 9: To add some interest to the border I stamped black flowers in archival ink using the same stamps I had used in the background. I also added the text elements with archival ink. To give the text more prominence I went over some of the flowers with a light touch of gesso to push them into the background a bit.
Step 10: My page was DONE!…:))))
I hope you enjoyed my first tutorial. Please leave your comments for any improvements I can make for next time. Or post pages you might have made after being inspired by this post on the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/creatifeksperyans.