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Art Journal Page: Pineapple

Hi everyone, today I’m on The Crafter’s Workshop blog with an art journal page showing you how you can create modeling paste in about every colour of the rainbow as well as adding colour to a textured stencilled background.


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


Step 1:

Because my pineapple needed to dry for a while I started out with creating that part of my design: I used a piece of cheap watercolour paper for this. To get started I created two colours of modeling paste, but you can use this technique for about every colour of the rainbow you would like to have!

I took some The Crafter’s Workshop “Clear Modeling Paste” from it’s jar and split it in two on my glass work surface (you can also use a craft sheet); then I added Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in “Yodeling Yellow” to one part and Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magical Shaker in “Cathedral Pines Green” to the other part.

Step 2:

Then I mixed the pigment powder with the clear modeling paste on my glass work surface, using a palette knife.

Step 3:

Now I can apply the coloured modeling paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil surprisingly called “Pineapple” (TCW848s). I used two different palette knifes to keep the colours clean.

You can see that I left some bare patches, here I applied some The Crafter’s Workshop Metallic Modeling Paste in “Grecian Gold” and “Sterling Silver” and mixed them a little with the other colours that are already there to create a more dimensional look. I love these Metallic Modeling Pastes, they add something extra to every single project!

Step 4:

Now you can carefully take of the stencil and wash it. In the picture you can see what my finished pineapple looks like. I set it aside to dry while I work on the rest of my page.

Step 5:

Today I’m working in my Winsor & Newton Heavy Weight Wire-O Sketch Book. From good watercolour paper (this is Watercolour Card by Crafter’s Companion) I cut two panels in the right size for my art journal (the size for each panel is: 14,5 x 20,5 cm).

On the left hand page I draw in the quote that I wanted to use, first with graphite pencil and then going over the lines with a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (s).

When my quote was done I then applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy” Modeling Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Fantastical” (TCW833s), using a palette knife and let that dry! Do you see how gorgeous this stencil design is, I’m in love with it!

Step 6:

When the background panels have dried sufficiently I’m going to add colour to this textured background. For this I choose Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in “Tilt-a-Wheel-Teal” and “Caribbean Blue”. I first started with the lighter teal colour, adding the pigment powder to my project with a fan brush, a little at a time. Then I sprayed the powder with water which makes the colour run and I dried with my heat tool when I liked what I had. This I repeated until the colour was dark enough for my liking. Then I starting adding the darker blue colour, but only in some places to create a bit of contrast through out my project.

Step 7:

I fussy cut the pineapple design that has dried in the mean time, leaving a small border around the edge.

I also splattered on the background panels with a Coliro Pearl Color called “Moon Gold” (by Finetec GmbH), using a brush, and when dry I edged both panels sparingly using Archival Ink in “Library Green” in combination with a foam applicator tool.

Now the only thing I have to do to finish this fun art journal page is to adhere both panels to my art journal using The Crafter’s Workshop “Matte Gel Medium” and a brush (wash the brush afterwards).

Some detail pictures:

We would love to see what you create with The Crafters Workshop Stencils and Mediums. You can share it with us on our Facebook page, Instagram, Twitter, and Pinterest using hashtag #tcwstencillove.

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