Gratitude Art Journal Page Project Tutorial

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project



The Dyan Reaveley Journal pages are functional and constructed with quality materials, fit to hold all your artistic musings no matter what medium you create with. Inspired by the colorful book, “Art Doodle Love,” we decided to create a vibrant journal page with multiple layers of bright colors and fun patterns. And as expected, our Dyan Reaveley Journal pages stood up to the task and provided the perfect canvas for all of our mixed-media fun.

 

Materials for the Gratitude Art Journal Page Project:

Clearly Impressed Acrylic Mounts
Claudine Hellmuth Clear Stamps – Jumbo Bloom
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint – Sky Blue
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint – Yellow Pastel
White Acrylic Paint
Purple Acrylic Paint
Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Inkpad Jet Black
Scratch Alphabet Large Clearly Impressed Stamp Set by Julie van Oosten
Ranger Ink Dylusions Creative Journal by Dyan Reaveley
Washi Tape – Solid Light Green
Washi Tape – Stripes Horizontal Blue
The Crafter’s Workshop Hexagons Stencils
The Crafter’s Workshop Diamonds Stencils
The Crafter’s Workshop Well Rounded Stencils
Liquitex Gesso Clear
Paint Brushes

 

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project - paper

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project Tutorial:

Step 1 – Find a flat surface to work on and lay down your journal. Next, stencil the Diamond Stencil design onto the left page with a bright purple paint, and then dab various parts of the two pages with purple and a rich teal paint and let dry. If it appears too bright, you can do a little ‘covering up’ with additional layers.

Step 2 – Glue some torn vintage ledger paper on parts of both pages, then mix some clear gesso with yellow acrylic paint and paint over the ‘brightness’ of the other colors. When dry, the clear gesso mixture with the yellow acrylic paint creates a nice ‘tooth’ for journaling, especially with a pencil.

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Step 3 – Once the gesso and yellow paint wash has dried, add small brushstrokes of white acrylic paint in a few areas.

Step 4 – To add more texture and interest, stencil in a different design. We went with the Hexagon Stencil and the Well Rounded Stencil, using a light blue acrylic paint.

Step 5 – Once dry, use the large Circle Clear Stamp and clearly impressed acrylic mounts to stamp the design along some of the outer edges of the pages with black ink.

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project - stamps

Step 6 – Next, stamp out the word “Gratitude” onto the bottom of the right page using the letters from the Scratch Alphabet Clear Stamp Set.  You can experiment and write out another meaningful word, whatever works with your aesthetics and how you’re feeling.

Step 7 – Use patterned washi tape to tie all the artistic elements together.

Although your page may look like it’s done, the project is far from over! Whether it’s daily, monthly, or just every now and then, journal on your “Gratitude” page to keep track of what you are thankful for. Use crayons, pens, and colored pencils to jot down your thoughts. This art journal page is meant to be dynamic, and it can be molded over time, an ever-changing collage. This is a creative way to remind yourself of your blessings, great and small.

 

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Gratitude Art Journal Page Project



The Dyan Reaveley Journal pages are functional and constructed with quality materials, fit to hold all your artistic musings no matter what medium you create with. Inspired by the colorful book, “Art Doodle Love,” we decided to create a vibrant journal page with multiple layers of bright colors and fun patterns. And as expected, our Dyan Reaveley Journal pages stood up to the task and provided the perfect canvas for all of our mixed-media fun.

 

Materials for the Gratitude Art Journal Page Project:

Clearly Impressed Acrylic Mounts
Claudine Hellmuth Clear Stamps – Jumbo Bloom
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint – Sky Blue
Claudine Hellmuth Studio Semi Gloss Acrylic Paint – Yellow Pastel
White Acrylic Paint
Purple Acrylic Paint
Tsukineko StazOn Solvent Inkpad Jet Black
Scratch Alphabet Large Clearly Impressed Stamp Set by Julie van Oosten
Ranger Ink Dylusions Creative Journal by Dyan Reaveley
Washi Tape – Solid Light Green
Washi Tape – Stripes Horizontal Blue
The Crafter’s Workshop Hexagons Stencils
The Crafter’s Workshop Diamonds Stencils
The Crafter’s Workshop Well Rounded Stencils
Liquitex Gesso Clear
Paint Brushes

 

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project - paper

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project Tutorial:

Step 1 – Find a flat surface to work on and lay down your journal. Next, stencil the Diamond Stencil design onto the left page with a bright purple paint, and then dab various parts of the two pages with purple and a rich teal paint and let dry. If it appears too bright, you can do a little ‘covering up’ with additional layers.

Step 2 – Glue some torn vintage ledger paper on parts of both pages, then mix some clear gesso with yellow acrylic paint and paint over the ‘brightness’ of the other colors. When dry, the clear gesso mixture with the yellow acrylic paint creates a nice ‘tooth’ for journaling, especially with a pencil.

PROJ-0794_3-600x600

Step 3 – Once the gesso and yellow paint wash has dried, add small brushstrokes of white acrylic paint in a few areas.

Step 4 – To add more texture and interest, stencil in a different design. We went with the Hexagon Stencil and the Well Rounded Stencil, using a light blue acrylic paint.

Step 5 – Once dry, use the large Circle Clear Stamp and clearly impressed acrylic mounts to stamp the design along some of the outer edges of the pages with black ink.

Gratitude Art Journal Page Project - stamps

Step 6 – Next, stamp out the word “Gratitude” onto the bottom of the right page using the letters from the Scratch Alphabet Clear Stamp Set.  You can experiment and write out another meaningful word, whatever works with your aesthetics and how you’re feeling.

Step 7 – Use patterned washi tape to tie all the artistic elements together.

Although your page may look like it’s done, the project is far from over! Whether it’s daily, monthly, or just every now and then, journal on your “Gratitude” page to keep track of what you are thankful for. Use crayons, pens, and colored pencils to jot down your thoughts. This art journal page is meant to be dynamic, and it can be molded over time, an ever-changing collage. This is a creative way to remind yourself of your blessings, great and small.

 

Bella Grace Blog Hop

Bella Grace Blog HopThe Blog Hop continues! Today we have Jenna McGuiggan co-hosting and sharing her interpretation of life’s beautiful adventure through Verbal Snapshots. Find out more by visiting the Bella Grace Blog Hop, and learn how you could win your own copy of this magnificent new magazine and Jennifer McGuiggan’s book, “Lanterns: A Gathering of Stories.”

 

Click here to follow the Bella Grace Blog Hop

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