Hi fellow crafters! Today I am up on the Helmar Creative blog with this art journal page.
To start off my page, I sprayed the following Dylusions Ink Sprays Polished Jade, London Blue and Calypso Teal. Then used a paper towel to mop off any access.
Next I sprayed Dylusions Ink Spray Slate Grey onto my The Crafter’s Workshop stencil, TCW427s Mini Quartrefoil Revd.
Once the sprays were dry, I then stamped randomly onto my page using Dyan Reavely’s Basically Square stamp and stencil set and black archival ink. I also used my Dylusions Acrylic Block around the edges and created the white dots with a white Uni Posca paint pen.
The next step was to stamp some images onto some white cardstock. I used the following Dylusions stamp sets – Passage of Time, How About Never and Flight of Fancy. Then I used some alcohol markers I bought from my local Aldi store to colour in my images.
After fussy cutting my stamped images I then used Helmar Professional Acid Free Glue to adhere all my pieces to the art journal page. This is my “go to” adhesive as I find it is strong and quick drying.
Then to finish off the page I sprayed a coat of Helmar Crystal Kote Fixative spray. Before receiving my design team kit, I had never actually heard of this spray but oh my gosh do I love it!!!! If you are like me and love using different mediums in your art journal pages, sometimes you will find that your mediums will make your pages stick together. I was previously using a wax but it wasn’t really doing anything and I found I kept tearing my pages apart. Please do yourself a favour and get this Fixative spray. It not only seals your page so you can add more mediums over the top without ruining your hard work underneath but it also stops the pages from sticking together…. it is just amazing!!!
Here are some close ups of the finished page
Thank you for dropping in and I hope I have inspired you to create in your art journal.