Thinking Outside the Book
Not all art journal pages need to stay in a book or binder. Expand your horizon (and page size) by working the same techniques on a larger sheet and framing it for your wall. This example uses a variety of inks to create a layered background is similar hues.
Time: 1 hour
Create a color palette by spritzing Walnut Ink directly onto the Craft Mat, smearing some Memento Luxe inks onto the mat and spritzing with water, and pouring a bit of All-Purpose Ink. Brush swathes of color, working from light to dark, over the length of the paper.
Stamp images with StazOn ink to match the painted background. Adding stamped images in white and black adds some needed depth and contrast.
Spritz Goosebumps over the finished background and let dry.
Trace the outlines of some of the stamped images with permanent marker to make them stand out and add a quote or saying.
Trim to desired size. Cast-off strips can be used to decorate the mat. Mount the finished page to a piece of contrasting cardstock with Tear It! Tape. Slip it into the frame and hang it where it is sure to inspire!
- Memento Luxe – Love Letter, Dandelion
- Walnut Ink – Cherry Blossom
- Brilliance Ink – Moonlight White
- StazOn Ink – Opaque Ivory Black, Black Cherry
- GooseBumps – Clear Texture Spray
- Tear It! Tape
- Craft Mat
- Strathmore Bristol – art paper
- Unity Stamp Co – Cre-ate SMAK stamps
- Our Daily Bread – Harvest Blessings stamps
- Acrylic blocks
- Sharpie marker
- Paper trimmer
- Picture frame