How to Make an Art Journal With Cottonwood Arts Canvas Notebooks

Art Journaling never had it so good. Cottonwood Arts Canvas Notebooks, coupled with mixed media and rubber stamps, makes for awesome journal pages. Join me for some fun techniques.

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How to Make an Art Journal With Cottonwood Arts Canvas Notebooks
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Tape opposite page to protect it.   Adhere vintage journal page to canvas using mixed media adhesive.  Cover writing with the adhesive to seal and protect the ink from smearing during the next steps.

Tape opposite page to protect it. Adhere vintage journal page to canvas using mixed media adhesive. Cover writing with the adhesive to seal and protect the ink from smearing during the next steps.

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Adhere strip of cheese cloth across page diagonally, as shown, using mixed media adhesive.

Adhere strip of cheese cloth across page diagonally, as shown, using mixed media adhesive.

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Mix Ginger Peach acrylic glaze to light molding paste with spatula.

Mix Ginger Peach acrylic glaze to light molding paste with spatula.

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Spread colored molding paste through flower stencil.

Spread colored molding paste through flower stencil.

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Remove stencil to reveal flower texture.

Remove stencil to reveal flower texture.

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Mix molding paste with Emperor's Gold acrylic glaze and spread through Entangled stencil. Do not cover entire opening, but rather randomly, as shown.

Mix molding paste with Emperor's Gold acrylic glaze and spread through Entangled stencil. Do not cover entire opening, but rather randomly, as shown.

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Molding paste added through stencil in three places. Excess peach molding paste was smeared at the bottom of the page.

Molding paste added through stencil in three places. Excess peach molding paste was smeared at the bottom of the page.

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Begin spraying page, first with blue, then green handmade ink sprays. Add one part Liquitex ink, 1 part Retarder, and remainder of 2 oz spray bottle with water.  Vary color strength by adding more ink

Begin spraying page, first with blue, then green handmade ink sprays. Add one part Liquitex ink, 1 part Retarder, and remainder of 2 oz spray bottle with water. Vary color strength by adding more ink

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Spray Indian Corn and Cork glimmer mists over the page, dabbing with paper towel or baby wipe.

Spray Indian Corn and Cork glimmer mists over the page, dabbing with paper towel or baby wipe.

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Adhere two fleur de lis die cuts (black card stock) from Sin City Stamps to page, as shown.

Adhere two fleur de lis die cuts (black card stock) from Sin City Stamps to page, as shown.

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Stamp sentiment from Sin City Stamps Art Journal 3 set onto a scrap of watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

Stamp sentiment from Sin City Stamps Art Journal 3 set onto a scrap of watercolor paper with Versamark ink and heat emboss with black embossing powder.

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Tear into a tag shape and spray blue, green, Indian Corn and Cork mists over all.  Apply Emperor's Gold acrylic glaze sparingly with your finger to the tag.  Adhere tag to center of page.

Tear into a tag shape and spray blue, green, Indian Corn and Cork mists over all. Apply Emperor's Gold acrylic glaze sparingly with your finger to the tag. Adhere tag to center of page.

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Spritz Wedding Dress IrResistible texture spray over the entire page.

Spritz Wedding Dress IrResistible texture spray over the entire page.

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A close up of the sentiment on the tag.

A close up of the sentiment on the tag.

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Stamp "VI" from Sin City Stamps Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul set in black StazOn at the top of the page,.

Stamp "VI" from Sin City Stamps Clockworks Inspired by Terri Sproul set in black StazOn at the top of the page,.

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Another close up of the great texture achieved with the stencils and molding paste.

Another close up of the great texture achieved with the stencils and molding paste.

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Close up view lower right corner.

Close up view lower right corner.

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Close up of center area.

Close up of center area.

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Entire page finished.

Entire page finished.

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For more information on purchasing these products, please visit www.sincitystamps.com and www.cottonwoodarts.com

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