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Jenine’s Mindful Art Guest Project: The Quieter You Become

Hi everyone, today I have this fun art journal spread to share with you all. Remember my “Paddington journal” from a while back? I created this spread in that art journal and I totally love how it turned out. You can find out more about how I prepared that Paddington journal here!

Step 1:

This is a page in my Paddington journal and I felt this particular page would work with my project just fine. I wasn’t planning on using any water based mediums, like sprays, on this page but if you do I would suggest using clear gesso as your base before your next step.

Step 2:

My first actual step is to apply some modeling paste over the gorgeous JMA-WYS-MASK100 stencil using a palette knife and set that aside to dry.

Step 3:

Next I looked through the gorgeous JMA-WYS-PP34 paper pad and picked a design that worked nicely to create a desk like feeling (to put my other elements on top of). I cut it to a size that I liked and distressed the edges using an edge distresser.

Step 4:

For my top elements I looked through the die cut booklet JMA-WYS-DCB24 and I picked elements that went well together in size and design. I will slim the pre cut images down a bit with my scissors later on because I feel that way they look a bit nicer.

Step 5:

Now I can create my lay out and I felt something was missing so I cut two rectangle panels from some dark grey linen textured card stock slightly larger than my design paper panels and also distressed the edges of these panels. I adhered the rectangle panels together using liquid glue and with that glue I also adhered them into my art journal.

Step 6:

The die cut elements are adhered on top using liquid glue an one millimetre thick foam tape. I also picked a quote from the STICKERJMA05 book and adhered that first onto matching deep red card stock and than onto my left hand page.

I felt the edges needed some definition and that is why I using Archival Ink in Coffee in combination with a foam applicator tool to define the edges of the this journal spread a bit more.

Step 7:

And to finish the project I added splatters using a white Posca marker and a black Sharpie.

Detail pictures:

And that is it for today art journal project! I wish you a creative day!

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