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Girls Who Read Art Journal Project

Creating art journal pages is a great way to experiment with new techniques or color combinations without fear of “messing it up.” I have been trying to stretch my creative wings lately when it comes to color and because this palette has always appealed to me, I decided to give it a whirl on an art journal page.

Girls Who Read Art Journal Project Instructions:

First I sprayed my pages with a light mist of water, and then added Dylusions Spray Inks. I dabbed the ink with a paper towel roll between layers, and kept adding color until I was satisfied.

I then began layering stencils on my pages, spraying with Dylusions White Ink and dabbing away the excess as I went.

When I was happy with my background, I used a heat tool to dry my pages a bit. Due to a happy accident that involved setting down a container on my right page, I was left with a water mark that I ended up really liking because it added even more depth and interest to my page.

When the pages were dry to the touch, I layered an alphabet stencil onto my right page, and spread a thin layer of texture paste over it with a palette knife. I love using texture paste with stencils because the results are so smooth and crisp.

Next I cut out my images and text, and glued them onto my pages. I outlined the text and images with a black journal pen, and stamped text onto my right page.

I finished by lightly spraying a little more color on the corners.

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