Listen to Your Inner Voice Art Journal Project - Stampington & Company

Listen to Your Inner Voice Art Journal Project

The Small Dylusions Journal provides a more compact size canvas, which for me is sometimes easier and a lot less intimidating than trying to fill up larger journal pages. It’s also really useful for art journaling on the go. I can carry this smaller-sized journal almost anywhere which gives me a better place to doodle, jot down thoughts, and create — as opposed to what I usually do, which is just using bits of loose paper, napkins, and whatever else I can get my hands on.

For this project, I decided to do a two page spread, and I started by gluing some torn pieces of decorative tissue paper directly onto the pages. Once I was done pasting, I watered down some light blue acrylic paint and painted both pages. I wasn’t entirely happy with the blue, so I decided to spritz the pages with the Polished Jade Dylusions spray ink to add a little depth. I was really pleased with the result. The spray ink fell unevenly and it gave my journal pages a lovely weathered look.

Once the paint and ink spray dried, I selected one of Dina Wakley’s new Media Masks and a light green acrylic paint. Using a foam brush, I stenciled the leaf design onto both pages of my journal. After the green paint had dried, I used a dark green Faber Castell crayon and drew around the edges of some of the leaves to add more dimension and bring them to life.

I wanted to add something a little different, so I used some white washi and newsprint design washi in various areas for a subtle accent. I also stenciled in my uplifting quote, “Listen to Your Inner Voice,” using the affirmations stencil and a black fine point pen, and added chitchat stickers to vary the font styles. From here, you can continue to journal or embellish the pages as desired.

You will also these publications:
Art Journaling Spring 2014
Somerset Memories Spring 2014
Somerset Apprentice Spring 2014
Somerset Studio May/Jun 2014


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