Grungy Journal Page by Nikki Acton


Hi everyone. Today’s project is one of the That’s Crafty! A4 Journal pages that were featured on Hochanda in January. Love this whiteboard/greyboard surface allowing lots of paint and texture to be thrown on it! The journals come as a pack of 7 pages with book rings to hold the pages together.

I began with painting the page in various colours of PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paints – Baltic Blue, Lake Wanaka, Toffee and Taupe. I used a large brush and worked with vertical brush strokes until I was happy with the background. Once dry I took some black gesso and an old credit card and added some vertical lines, added a little water to the paint and splattered and then sponged (cut and dry foam) the black gesso onto the boarder of the page.

I also randomly added paint to some white card using Baltic Blue and Toffee. Once dry I stamped the flower from That’s Crafty! stamp set – Beki and cut them out. I added a little more paint in places and highlights with a white Sharpie paint pen. I adhered them to the surface along with some black cotton.

Finally I stamped one of the wonderful quotes from Inspirational Quotes Set 1 and cut out the words. Once adhered to the surface I added some scribbly lines around them to highlight.

See you next week!



PaperArtsy Fresco Chalk Paints – Baltic Blue, Lake Wanaka, Toffee and Taupe

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  1. Love this Nikki. Your background is fabulous in those moody blues and love the use of the flowers, so creative. The black edging frames it perfectly too.
    Fliss xx

  2. Such a beautiful page Nikki, you have given the illusion of so much texture in the background! x

  3. Grunge and flowers great combo
    Amanda x

  4. Love those grungy blues! Fab page Nikki!

  5. Beautiful colours, and I really love the impact of the black accents, both vertical lines and splatter - lovely!
    Alison x

  6. An absolute stunner,love that colour combo
    Donna xx

  7. What a wonderful Journal page! Chrisx


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