How to Create an Art Journal Page by Céline Regnier

Art Journals are all the rage. It's a perfect blank page just waiting for your creativity and techniques. Join Céline Régnier as she shares special tips on creating a shabby-chic art journal entry.

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How to Create an Art Journal Page by Céline Regnier
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Spread 2 or 3 layers of white gesso on your background with a palette knife.

Spread 2 or 3 layers of white gesso on your background with a palette knife.

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Choose a photo, patterned papers, and embellishments.

Choose a photo, patterned papers, and embellishments.

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Make small marks using a pencil where you want the picture

Make small marks using a pencil where you want the picture

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Add paper tape to outline the marks.

Add paper tape to outline the marks.

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Glue old paper to pages. Don’t let them dry too much. Tear off randomly.

Glue old paper to pages. Don’t let them dry too much. Tear off randomly.

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Add a thin layer of white gesso over both pages.

Add a thin layer of white gesso over both pages.

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Choose 4 oil pastels. I used Black, Dark Brown, Prussian Blue, and Cobalt Green.

Choose 4 oil pastels. I used Black, Dark Brown, Prussian Blue, and Cobalt Green.

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Draw all around your art journal with Prussian Blue and Cobalt pastels, add a little water to blend it in.

Draw all around your art journal with Prussian Blue and Cobalt pastels, add a little water to blend it in.

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Mix on a palette: Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue and Mica Powder Deep Water.

Mix on a palette: Chalkboard Paint Egg Blue and Mica Powder Deep Water.

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Paint your sparkly paint all around your Art Journal.

Paint your sparkly paint all around your Art Journal.

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Do the same with the Dark Brown and Black oil pastels.

Do the same with the Dark Brown and Black oil pastels.

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Mix on the palette: Chalkboard Paint Golden Brown and Mica Powder - Copper.

Mix on the palette: Chalkboard Paint Golden Brown and Mica Powder - Copper.

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Apply randomly to page. Let it dry, or dry with heat gun.

Apply randomly to page. Let it dry, or dry with heat gun.

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On an IOD Paintable card, brush on three coats of Soft Gloss Gel, horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, letting it dry between each coat. Cut card in half.

On an IOD Paintable card, brush on three coats of Soft Gloss Gel, horizontally, vertically, and diagonally, letting it dry between each coat. Cut card in half.

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Glue IOD Card face down on the background, to make an image transfer.

Glue IOD Card face down on the background, to make an image transfer.

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Gently use your finger to roll away the paper backing.  When the paper is off, remove the remaining paper residue with a soft cloth.  The card image should be left behind. Let it dry.

Gently use your finger to roll away the paper backing. When the paper is off, remove the remaining paper residue with a soft cloth. The card image should be left behind. Let it dry.

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Cut a title from a 3x4 Journaling Note Cards from the Garden Fable Collection - (A gorgeous collection !)

Cut a title from a 3x4 Journaling Note Cards from the Garden Fable Collection - (A gorgeous collection !)

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Cut two small pieces of paper, a trim flower, a paperclip, and a small Rocquencourt Doily Lace piece.  Destroy it a bit! (Frank: sorry about that !)

Cut two small pieces of paper, a trim flower, a paperclip, and a small Rocquencourt Doily Lace piece. Destroy it a bit! (Frank: sorry about that !)

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Glue the title on, then use Dark Brown and black pastels (+water) to darken it. Glue papers, lace flower, clip, letter, and butterfly on the page. I also used my sewing machine to add stitching.

Glue the title on, then use Dark Brown and black pastels (+water) to darken it. Glue papers, lace flower, clip, letter, and butterfly on the page. I also used my sewing machine to add stitching.

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Cut pieces of different papers, Post card from Ephemera Melange Finnabair, and 4x6 Note Cards from Epiphany Collection.

Cut pieces of different papers, Post card from Ephemera Melange Finnabair, and 4x6 Note Cards from Epiphany Collection.

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Start the layering on the left page and glue the picture from "Ephemera Vintage Collectibles" down on the page. Glue embellishments as shown on the Art Journal and add a few stitches to finish it off!

Start the layering on the left page and glue the picture from "Ephemera Vintage Collectibles" down on the page. Glue embellishments as shown on the Art Journal and add a few stitches to finish it off!

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Your art journal entry is now complete!

Your art journal entry is now complete!

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