Pastel Paradise Journal Project by Sarah Donawerth - Stampington & Company

Pastel Paradise Journal Project by Sarah Donawerth

I hate to wait for paint to dry. I mean, I really hate it. I fixed this problem while art journaling by using a heat tool, but sitting there with a heat tool isn’t exactly my idea of a good time. Plus, I melted a huge dent into my craft table one day when I was multi-tasking while using the heat tool. Lesson learned. This journal was created so that I would have something to do while the other project dried. I now have many art journals, working in rotation, so that I never have to wait for paint to dry ever again.

Pastel Paradise Journal Directions:

Mix each color of Milk Paint with warm water in equal parts. Blend well, but don’t worry about having some particles undissolved.

My journal was white canvas already, but if yours isn’t, then prime journal with white gesso.

Paint colors onto journal in random streaks until entire surface is covered. Use quite a bit of paint so that it is blendable in the next step.

While paint is still wet, apply a thick layer of clear gesso to the surface of the journal and brush vigorously to blend the Milk Paint colors.

Allow these layers to dry.

Apply texture paste through Art Deco Wallpaper stencil to surface of journal.

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About the Artist:

Sarah Donawerth is the Marketing Assistant and Copywriter at Stampington & Company. Follow her as she crafts whatever her heart desires at:

Favorite Food: Gluten-Free, Nut-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

Interests: Knitting, crochet, crafting, violin, puppies, and "Downton Abbey"

Favorite Quote: "I cannot fix on the hour, or the spot, or the look or the words, which laid the foundation. It is too long ago. I was in the middle before I knew that I had begun." – Jane Austen, "Pride and Prejudice"


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