How to Create a Quote-Based Journal Page by Marilyn

by Art Anthology

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  • 1 8-1/2x5-1/2 Watercolor Paper
  • 1 Colorations: Warm, Cinnamon Toast, Sandcastle
  • 1 Colorations: Studio Blue
  • 1 Velvet: Truffle, Desire, Kona
  • 1 Sorbet: Viridian
  • 1 Stucco
  • 1 Stencil: Retro Tile, Blossom
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Spray your watercolor paper with your Colorations. Let dry for about a minute, then lay a piece of paper towel flat on the paper and rub one way to remove excess spray.

    Step 2

    Using a palette knife, spread Stucco through the Retro Tile stencil.

    Step 3

    Smear some Truffle Velvet on your mat and stamp into it. Stamp your paper randomly. Make sure you wash your stamp immediately after using it with paint.

    Step 4

    I stamped randomly over the page. I then added some rings randomly with green ink and the lid of one of my Colorations bottles.

    Step 5

    Taking the Blossom stencil, mask off the branches and stencil just the blossoms with Desire Velvet.

    Step 6

    Once your blossoms are dry, position the Blossom stencil back over them, masking off the blossoms and stenciling the branches with Kona Velvet. I didn't worry about clean lines as I wanted thickness.

    Step 7

    I then dipped my finger in Viridian Sorbet and rubbed it across where I had stencil with the Retro Tile stencil. I then rubbed it with a baby wipe to soften.

    Step 8

    To add more texture, I mixed matte gel medium and pollen micro beads. I spread them across my page with a palette knife and my fingers. When dry, I sealed the page with matte gel medium.

    Step 9

    Last, I sprayed some cardstock with Sandcastle, stamped my sentiment with alpha stamps, and then cut out.

    Step 10

    Not only can you see the texture, but you can feel it since I used a heavy hand applying all my paints. I think it goes well with my quote.