How to Make a Mixed Media Art Journal Page by Ellie

I've made this art journal by recycling an old book, by ripping every second page out of the book, and gluing 2 pages to each other, and I've torn all the edges off the paper.

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How to Make a Mixed Media Art Journal Page by Ellie
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Cover the page randomly with a palet knife and gesso; do not cover the text entirely. Leave to dry. Spray with Grass Coloration and sprinkle some salt crystals in the wet ink. Leave to dry.

Cover the page randomly with a palet knife and gesso; do not cover the text entirely. Leave to dry. Spray with Grass Coloration and sprinkle some salt crystals in the wet ink. Leave to dry.

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Drip Valentine Coloration spray ink to the top of the pages, mist with water, and let inks run down the page by tilting the book. Add more ink if needed. Leave to dry.

Drip Valentine Coloration spray ink to the top of the pages, mist with water, and let inks run down the page by tilting the book. Add more ink if needed. Leave to dry.

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3
Use the Chasing Butterflies stencil and texture paste to add butterflies to the pages as shown. Leave to dry.

Use the Chasing Butterflies stencil and texture paste to add butterflies to the pages as shown. Leave to dry.

4
Use the Gothic Stencil and dab black pigment ink from Brilliance over it with a piece of Cut 'n Dry as shown. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp some script over the background.

Use the Gothic Stencil and dab black pigment ink from Brilliance over it with a piece of Cut 'n Dry as shown. Heat emboss with clear embossing powder. Stamp some script over the background.

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Stamp the flower  images on a separate piece of cardstock and cut it out. Adhere to page as shown. Color them with the same colors of spray inks as mentioned in step 1 and 2 - I used a waterbrush.

Stamp the flower images on a separate piece of cardstock and cut it out. Adhere to page as shown. Color them with the same colors of spray inks as mentioned in step 1 and 2 - I used a waterbrush.

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Add white accents with a white acrylic marker to highlight the stamped and stenciled images.

Add white accents with a white acrylic marker to highlight the stamped and stenciled images.

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A close-up of the left page.

A close-up of the left page.

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LOVE how the text peeps through the gesso.

LOVE how the text peeps through the gesso.

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Another close-up : LOVE the drippage on this page! I added some of the orange colorations to the background at the bottom of the butterflies, and also to the flowers.

Another close-up : LOVE the drippage on this page! I added some of the orange colorations to the background at the bottom of the butterflies, and also to the flowers.

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