Art journal page – Breathe

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.


Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out my new Online Workshop, you can watch a video trailer HERE.

Have a great day,

Much love,

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  1. Sandra, This is very dramatic and I love it. Having spent 23 working in operating theatres and ITU, it reminds me of monitoring patient’s vital signs. Thank you. xx

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    • Lynda, thank you so very much for your lovely words! It’s amazing how I never thought of this and it’s so obvious! I’m even happier now with this page… 🙂 Hugs, xxx

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous Sanda! I just love your style!

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  3. BEAUTIFUL! Love all of the colors, textures and the sentiments. TFS!

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