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Art Journal Page: Love is a flower

Hi everyone, today I’m on the Colourstock blog with a fun art journal page entirely created with the use of mono prints. Today I’m working in my Studio Light A4 sized journal.

Step 1:

I started with creating lots of mono prints with the use of a GelliArts mono printing plate, GelliArts Acrylic Paint in “Snowbound”, “Freshwater” and “Mixed Berries”, and ARA Acrylic Paint in “Dark Gold”. I also used a brayer to roll out the paint. I used stencils and foam stamps to create texture on my mono printing plate before I lifted the prints.

This way I printed on pages from my art journal to create the background and several sheets of regular printer paper for the colourful prints that I lifted.

I get the best prints not when I start right away but after about an half hour to 45 minutes after starting. I just print a bunch and then select afterwards which ones I want to use for my project.

The others I select in “keepers” for a different project of “bin” for the ones I totally don’t have a feeling for/that I don’t like.

For this particular project I selected one background page as well as six colourful prints on regular printer paper.

Step 2:

Next I added the quote that I wanted to use on the background page, first in graphite pencil and when I liked the results I went over the lines using a Molotow Blackliner in 0.4.

Step 3:

On the colourful prints I started to stamp different images from the Create a Smile stamp set called “Fun Flowers” and using Versafine “Onyx Black” ink and my MISTI stamping tool. I stamped the leaves on the more turquoise/gold papers and the flowers on the more pink/blue papers.

Step 4:

Then I hand cut all the images using my Fiskars scissors and I added details to the images using a white Gelly Roll pen.

Step 5:

Now I’m going to create a lay out on my page with the flowers first and adhere them to my page using one millimetre thick foam tape.

Step 6:

When I was happy with the design, to finish my page I added the leaves using Ranger Matte Medium (you can use any strong glue you have).

I had so much fun creating this project!

Some detail pictures:

And that’s it for today’s project! I wish you a creative day!

#GelliPlate #GelliArtsAcrylicPaints #ARAAcrylicPaint #CreateaSmileFunFlowers

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