Art Journaling Video By Samantha Kira Harding - Stampington & Company

Art Journaling Video By Samantha Kira Harding

  1. White pages can be scary! Paint on some Traditional Tan from Claudine Hellmuth Studio to get started (I just adore this shade & paint!).
  2. Using stencils, spray on some fun! Instead of just cleaning off the stencil, plop it down on the opposite page for a fun positive of the image, a bit you can use later. Remember to blot with paper towels!
  3. Spray the stencil on the opposite page so you can use the positive on your journal page.
  4. Glue down a bit of fun scrapbook paper for texture.
  5. Using StazOn ink, stamp your favorites onto muslin. Mine is dyed with spray inks to give it some added depth. Using markers, color a bit on the plain muslin; this helps it blend with your page a bit more.
  6. Instead of cutting your fabric, snip a little starter notch and rip it! This gives you great, unfinished edges.
  7. Glue that fabric down!
  8. Using acrylics, paint on your page. Let yourself work intuitively, putting down lots of color!
  9. Doodle or draw on your page! I use a dip pen with Liquitex Ink! - which isn’t real ink, but think acrylic paint.
  10. Cut out a bird (or other shape) from some scrapbook paper and use it as a mask with some Adirondack ink. Blot and blend with a paper towel.
  11. Using a white charcoal pencil, outline your shape.
  12. Use home-made embellishments. I painted and stamped on Sticky-Back canvas, then ran it through my Cuttlebug to make fun shapes to stick anywhere on my projects.
  13. Use more of the Ink! or any paint to outline and emphasize your doodle. Don’t be afraid to paint over previous layers.
  14. Using white paint, I emphasized my bird shape.
  15. Sometimes, you change your mind! I removed one of the shapes after tracing around the circle’s inner edge with white charcoal.
  16. More doodles!
  17. Shiny foil shapes are simple yet striking on a page as random embellishment. Simply cut out the shape you’d like and rub it onto the page. Then peel off the top protective bit and lay down foil in the color of your choosing. Rub with a finger and voila! Cute shiny foil on your page! I just love new discoveries like this!
  18. Balance your page with another shape, if necessary. I’m a nut for scalloped circles, and added half of one. I then decided to color in my girl’s hair using the eyedropper from my ink.
  19. Using your favorite pen (or, as I did, pen and ink), spill onto the page. Don’t think in lines on notebook paper - go all over. Rotate your journal, trace around shapes, alternate sizes. Add swirls and make letters sing!

Market List:

  • Claudine Hellmuth Studio Paint: Traditional Tan
  • Claudine Hellmuth Studio Sticky-Back Canvas
  • Tattered Angels Winter Crystals Screens
  • Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist - Peach Delight & Sea Glass
  • K & Company Mira Paper
  • Eco Green Crafts Matte Artist’s Medium
  • StazOn Ink – Black
  • Earth Sparkle Mini Foil Kit
  • Copic Markers
  • Tattered Angels Clear Acrylic Stamps
  • Muslin
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Liquitex Ink!
  • Dip Pen
  • Adirondack Ink - Stream
  • White Charcoal Pencil

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