Art Journal.

Now lets have some fun today…

Art journalling is a fantastic way to explore new creative techniques, to use retired stamp sets and scraps of paper you may have held onto for some time.  Its a fun creative escape that allows the perfect opportunity to get down and dirty with your crafting tools and paint.

Firstly, you need a art journal or some nice thick paper, that you can paint glue and basically fill with different products, in the coming weeks I will show you how to put your art journal together….but for today lets just get down to creating our first art journal page.

Below I have photos showing the stages that I have gone through to create my first art journal page.

Step 1. Gather together your paints,scraps of paper,stamps, inks, glue etc.

Get some paint on that paper. This is supposed to be fun so please throw away your perfection expectations and just go with the flow!

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Step 2. Blend your colours to create your background, you can always use your heat gun to fast forward the process and even add different colours if you would like.

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Step 3. I like to stamp on white card stock or scraps of paper while my paint dries, so this is when I stamp colour and fussy cut!

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Step 4.This is when I start to glue on my scraps of paper, my cut outs anything that takes my fancy or that is relevant to my design. Please remember you can’t go wrong here you are just messing around and if you don’t like something cover it up, let a little peek out…its up to you!

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Step 5. Add your texture,spacious etc.

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Step 6. Add the extras, I added a boarder with wash tape and extra splashes of paint. I was quite happy with the page at this stage.

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You can see the finished page at the top….this is such a fun way to experiment with your crafting supplies and apply your new techniques to your cards and other crafting projects.

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