Art journal page – Breathe
Hello mixed media friends,
Hope everyone is well and had a wonderful and creative weekend 🙂
I’m back today with another quick yet effective art journal page that I hope you’ll like and will inspire you. So grab a cuppa, relax and enjoy!
I created this page while I was away with only a small amount of supplies I could bring with me and it was a big surprise to me when I realized how much you can achieve texture and layer-wise using only a few materials.
I started by making splatters and marks using some art masking fluid. When this was dry I moved on to the transfer. I applied a thin layer of matte medium on the page and another one on the image, pasted the image upside down and burnished it well with the back of a spoon. Left it dry for about a minute and then started to rub off the paper to reveal the transferred image. (If the paper is too dry spritz a bit of water on top and rub gently to avoid damaging your image.)
As you can see I took advantage of the sewing that was already there from the other side of the page and instead of covering it I tried to incorporate it using it as a feature.
I painted the pages with washes of acrylic paint (teal, titan buff and raw umber) using a Tim Holtz stencil, spreading the paints with baby wipes. I used the stencil for both adding and removing paint from the page.
When everything was dry, I rubbed off the masking fluid to reveal the white page underneath.
I draw some lines with a Pilot parallel pen and black ink and while the ink was still wet I “feathered” some of the lines using a dry brush. For the text I used a Stencil Girl stencil and a Donna Downey stamp and as a finishing touch I splattered some black ink.
Have a great day,