Art is anything you can get away with – Art Journal Page

Happy Thursday my lovelies!! Today I am on the TCW blog with an art journal page I created using some of the new TCW stencils.

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Where There Is Love Art Journal – TCW

Hello Hello Hello!!!! Today I am sharing my latest The Crafter’s Workshop DT art journal page. This page is great if you want to create but don’t have a lot of time to do so. So let me show you how it was done.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I started by painting TCW9002 Black Gesso as a border around the edges of my small art journal page. I then trimmed down a page from an old book and started to add some colour. I love the effect a rubber brayer gives on paper so I used that with Dylusions Paints in Lemon Zest, Squeezed Orange and Peony Blush.

Using those same colours, I used a make up sponge to TCW687s Positivity stencil. I used the triangles and the flower images of the stencil. I also used TCW9002 Black Gesso for a border.

Next I used TCW778 Free Swirl and TCW9019 Candy Apple Red Heavy Body Acrylic Paint to cover the the whole page.

Next I stamped some hearts and my sentiment onto white cardstock and used a baby wipe to add colour to the hearts. I used the same 3 paint colours for this as I did for the background.

Then to finish it off I used a black and white paint pen to draw a border around the edges.

Farrel xx

 

Take Risks Art Journal Page

Hello there my lovelies!!! Today is my turn on The Crafter’s Workshop’s blog and I have created this art journal entry. I also have a process video which you can watch at the end of the blog.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I begin with building my background using Dylusions Paint in Squeezed Orange and Vibrant Turquoise and TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint. I use my rubber brayer to apply light coverage to my art journal pages.

Once dry I add some splatters using the left over paint. Then using a make up sponge I apply TCW9016 Spun Sugar Heavy Body Acrylic Paint with TCW773s Connected Dots.

Next I randomly apply Vibrant Turquoise paint with TCW764s Scrambled Numbers and dry with my heat gun.

The next layer I use TCW361s Mini Tiny Circles with Squeezed Orange paint.

And for the last layer I use TCW336s Mini Letters with Funky Fuchsia paint.

At the moment I am loving having a border on my art journal pages so here I used some washi tape around the edges and applied TCW9022 Black Gesso with a paint brush.

I stamped my sentiment and image onto some white cardstock and used a Stabilo Aquarellable Pencil for some shading. Then added splatters using TCW9016 Spun Sugar and TCW9015 Black Licorice paint which I watered down.

Thanks for dropping in

Farrel xx

Inspire Love Create Mixed Media Art Journal Page – TCW

Hi there everyone! I am back on The Crafter’s Workshop blog today with an art journal page I created whilst off on a girls weekend recently.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

For this page I used the watercolour paper in my Dina Wakley large art journal. I started off by applying a thin coat of TCW9001 White Gesso using my silicone brush.

Next I built up my background using a swiping motion of the Distress Ink pads in colours Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean, Cracked Pistachio and Peeled Paint. I also used the same colours on my tag but stamped the ink onto my non stick craft mat, sprayed some water and dabbed the tag onto the inks.

I used Distress Ink Peeled Paint and TCW361s Mini Tiny Circle stencil on my page and on the tag using my blending tool.

Next I used TCW780 Botanical Dream stencil and Shimmerz Texturez paste in Patina and Teal Me No Lies. I used a spatula to apply the paste.

Using TCW780 Botanical Dream stencil again and a blending tool, I applied Distress Inks Cracked Pistachio and Salty Ocean to add more pattern to the background. I also added some stamping using black archival ink.

For the tag, I felt it needed another colour so I added Spice Marmalade Distress ink around the edges a little on the middle of the tag. Then stamped the heart using black archival ink.

The tag needed something to sit on so I cut the burlap from the art journal and distressed the edges. I then used a paint brush to apply some TCW9001 White Gesso.

To finish off the tag, I stamped the words below and using my water pen and Distress Ink Salty Ocean, painted the letters. Then adhered them to the tag.

I stapled the tag onto the burlap using my tiny attacher and then used a liquid adhesive to adhere to the art journal page.

To finish off the page I added some doodling around the edges of the page with my paint pens.

I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and will be back soon xx

 

You Are Braver Than You Believe – The Crafter’s Workshop

Hi there everyone! I am back with another art journal page which I created for The Crafter’s Workshop.

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

To start my page, I used a wet paint brush and applied the paint in the following order – Vibrant Turquoise, Calypso Teal and London Blue.

Once the paint was dry, I then painted White Linen onto my Darkroom Door background stamp – Alphabet and stamped onto my page randomly.

Next I used a make up sponge and applied my Lemon Zest paint to TCW764s Number Scramble

To add more definition I used the stencil to create an outline of the numbers.

I added a grid stamp over the stenciled area and then used TCW9033 Marcasite Silver Modeling Paste and TCW739 Trendy Images for my focal point.

Next I used a palette knife to randomly apply Thermoweb Deco Foil Transfer Gel to my Deer Head.

While it was still tacky I then rubbed over the Deer Head with Thermoweb Rebekah Meier Designs Mixed Media Transfer Foil – New Penny.

Next I drew around the deer head with a bronze Sharpie pen but felt it wasn’t bold enough, so I went around it again but with a black Uniposca paint pen.

To finish off the page, I stamped a quote from Dina Wakley’s Gal Quotes stamp set onto white cardstock and adhered it to the layout.

Thanks for dropping in and I hope you have enjoyed my tutorial xx

Be Free to Create – Art Journal Pages

Hello Everyone!!! Today I am sharing with you all an art journal spread I created using my all time favourite colours. I’m not sure about you, but I never really know how my art journal pages will turn out. I tend to just go with the flow and that is just how this was created….just going with the flow.

Make sure you watch the process video which is at the end of the blog xx

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The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own.

I start of by dry brushing some paint onto my art journal pages. I used Dylusions Paints – Peony Blush, Laidback Lilac & Cherry Pie. While the paint is still a little wet, I then do a technique called ghosting using the TCW737 Love Sonnet stencil. This is where you use a baby wipe to lift off the paint to expose the base colour through the stencil.

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Next I stenciled part of TCW776 Brick Poetry onto the sides of my pages using Dylusions White Linen.

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I then used the circles from the TCW753 Desert Mirage stencil to add Vibrant Turquoise paint.

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Here you can see I have used the ghosting technique again but this time using TCW757s Circle of Jewels 6×6 stencil. I am only using this technique over the turquoise circles.

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I did use a black and white Uni Posca Paint pen to outline the circles and the the 2 stenciled borders. Using Crushed Grape Dylusions paint, I stenciled some of the lines from TCW770 Wildflower Duet.

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I then stenciled the flowers onto both of my art journal pages using Calypso Teal and Funky Fuchsia Dylusions Paints. I didn’t wash my make up sponge and you can see the crushed grape paint has mixed with the calypso teal.

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I then decided that my side borders needed a little bit more POP…. so I went over the stencil again but with Cherry Pie.

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Because I have so many layers now, I realised that you can’t see the original ghosting I did using TCW737 Love Sonnet stencil. So I decided to use White Linen and randomly sponge all over my pages.

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I added some stamping using Dina Wakley Stamps – Silhouetted Women and Scribble Wings. For the title I used Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps – Block Upper which I used black archival ink. Then to finish if off, I did use a baby wipe and a small amount of white linen paint and lightly smudged around the pages.

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Thanks for dropping by and make sure you check out the process video below xx

 

Remember This – Mixed Media Layout

Hello to all my crafty friends!! Today I am sharing with you all my newest DT layout for The Crafter’s Workshop.

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Now to sit back and relax as I show you my process in creating this layout

I started by sealing my white cardstock with TCW9006 Gel Medium Gloss, I am a huge fan of this medium as it adds such a nice finish on my layouts. To apply the gel medium, I used my silicone brush but you can use an old credit card or gift card.

Once the Gel Medium is dry, I then start on my background. I spray some Prima Color Bloom spray – Fairy Pond onto some cling wrap and then smoosh the spray around my layout. The gel medium stops the spray from being soaked up by the cardstock and this lets me manipulate the spray.

The next step I used TCW605 Elliptic stencil with Dylusions Paint – Black Marble and a make up sponge. I only used the outside circle pattern on my layout.

I decided that the original colour I used for my background wasn’t as bright as what I have hoped for, so I sprayed some Dylusions spray – Calypso Teal onto my cling wrap. For this step I folded my cling wrap a few times and crumpled it so I got a better texture for the background.

To add more texture I used Colour Blast Australia Colour Paste – Sunshine and TCW773s Connected Dots stencil. Once I had stenciled the background, I then reversed the stencil and stamped using the paste that was left on the stencil.

The last stencil I used for my background is TCW767s Floral Radar. I love this stencil and applied Dylusions paint with a make sponge and only used the radar pattern.

Now to add my embellishments, I stamped some stars onto some white cardstock and used TCW9017 Heavy Body Acrylic Paint – Lemon Custard to paint my stars. I also used this paint on my chipboard title after I applied TCW9001 White Gesso, and used a sponge to apply both white gesso and paint to my Dusty Attic Chipboard.

 

To finish off the layout I added some stamping using Black Archival ink. Because Gel Medium was applied to the cardstock, you need to use either Stazon or Archival Ink as it is permanent and won’t smear or rub off once dry. I also added some more sprays to the top and bottom of the layout and applied the Lemon Custard paint using my finger in a dabbing motion.

mixed media layout

Thanks for dropping by and I hope this has inspired you to create a layout using the amazing TCW stencils!!

xx