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Art Journal Page: Second Spring

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Hi everyone, today I would like to show you my first project as a Design Team Member for Colourstock. For today’s project I choose to create an art journal page inspired by autumn and autumn colours! So, let’s get started!

Colourstock Copic Markers GelliArts

Step 1:

I printed a digital stamp by Power Poppy (“Olive and Oak”) onto Copic friendly paper and then coloured the image using the following Copic Markers colours:

Green shades: G40, G00, YG03, G16, YG17, YG63 en YG97.

Brown shades: YR30, Y26, E99 en E29.

The edge around the image: Y11 faded with Colorless Blender (0). I also added back in some accents using a white Gelly Roll pen.

When I was done with the colouring I fussy cut the image using my Fiskars scissors and leaving a small border.

Step 2:

Today I’m working in my Studio Light A4 sized journal (designed by Art by Marlene). In this journal I’ll create the background for the coloured image. First I pencilled in the quote that I choose for today’s page using a graphite pencil and a very light hand (this paper doesn’t take erasing very well), when I’m happy I go over the lines using a black Copic MultiLiner (0.3). This ink is waterproof.

Then I applied white The Crafter’s Workshop “Modeling Paste“ over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Flower Dance“ (TCW727s) using a palette knife and set that aside to dry. This I repeated several times until the background is finished, drying in between when I needed the stencil to overlap other area’s with wet modeling paste.

Step 3:

Now I’m going to ad different layers of colour to my background. I wanted to start with a hue of yellow as my bottom layer. For this I choose Paper Artsy Infusions in the colour “Golden Sands“. I sprinkled some of the powder on the paper and sprayed with water, which makes the colour run. When I’m happy I dry the paper with my heat tool. This I repeat several times. Don’t leave this powder wet to long because it will turn browner the longer it’s wet. When the colour gets too dark then you can dab with a paper towel (as long as the colour is wet enough).

Step 4:

As pretty as the yellow background was I wanted to create more contrast between the background and my coloured image. That’s is why I decided to ad a brown tint: Lindy’s Stamp Gang “Cattail Copper Brown“ Spray. I applied the colour with a brush, sprayed with water, which makes the colour run and when I was happy I dried the paper with my heat tool. This I repeated several times, creating the darkest area where I will ad my image to the project.

Step 5:

To create more depth in my project I added splatters: first with the same Lindy’s colour that I used before (using a brush), and then I mixed some Gelli Arts Acrylic Paints in the colour “Kiwi“ with a tiny little bit of the colour “Deep Jungle“ and then added water to thin it down and then splattered on the project using a brush. When this had dried I also splattered with the thinned down Gelli Arts paint in “Snowbound“.

I feel it’s easiest to splatter when you bring the thinned down paint over to an acrylic stamping block (where you can adhere stamps to for stamping) using a brush and then splatter on the project by swiping the paint from the block, using the brush, a little at a time.

Colourstock Copic Markers GelliArts

Step 6:

As my finishing touches I choose to edge my page with Archival Ink in the colour “Library Green”, using a foam applicator tool and adhering some green/white bakers twine to my project (using regular tape on the back of my page). This way the green from the coloured image is coming back in the background design and the project feels more balanced. And then I can finish my project by adhering the coloured image on top using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Some detail pictures:

Colourstock Copic Markers GelliArts

Colourstock Copic Markers GelliArts

Colourstock Copic Markers GelliArts

That’s it for today’s fun project. I wish you a creative day!

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