I'm still playing with the new That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils, and today I have a colourful art journal cover to share with you.
That's Crafty! Dinky Stencils - Metal Grid Background, Triangle Ovals, Half Circles Background, Raindrops Background, Believe, Flight of Butterflies
DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Paint - Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Magenta, Green Gold, Cadmium Orange Hue, Phthalo Blue, Metallic Gold, Carbon Black
Kaisercraft Clear Stamps - Film Edges, Triangles
Art Journal - The one I used is an 8 x 8 inch kraft coloured journal
1. I began with a base coat of white gesso. Then I started my stencilling with Cobalt Teal Hue, Primary Magenta and Green Gold, and Dinky Stencils Metal Grid Background, Triangle Ovals and Half Circles Background.
2. I mixed a drop of Metallic Gold paint with some 3D Gloss Gel, then used a palette knife to apply it through the Raindrops Background Dinky Stencil. Once this was dry, I mixed some Cadmium Orange Hue with a couple of squirts of water, and used a flat paint brush to apply it to the top of my journal. I held the journal up, to allow the orange paint to drip down.
3. Next, I added some more stencilling with the Tim Holtz Cargo Stencil and Phthalo Blue.
4. I taped two Tim Holtz Journaling Tickets together, at the back, and stencilled the Believe Dinky Stencil with Carbon Black.
I used the Prima Clear Crackle Paste to stencil the Flight of Butterflies over the top of the stencilled words. I left this to dry naturally overnight, as you get better crackles this way.
I used the 3D Gloss Gel to glue the tickets to the journal, then Stencilled more butterflies, this time with DecoArt White Crackle Paste. Once the crackle paste was dry, I painted some Carbon Black paint shadow around the tickets, blending it with a baby wipe.
I added some circles with a small lid and the Carbon Black Paint, stamped the Kaisercraft Film Edges and Triangles with Archival Black Ink.
5. To finish, I dripped some watered down Cobalt Teal Hue down my journal, spritzing with water to spread it, thus highlighting the clear and white crackled butterflies.
Until next week,