How to Vintage Art Journal Page

Vintage art journal page using a variety of mediums and textures.

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I removed the wire rings from the Art Journal, which I can reattach later using my Cinch tool/machine. I do this step to keep other pages from getting messy when using many wet mediums.

I removed the wire rings from the Art Journal, which I can reattach later using my Cinch tool/machine. I do this step to keep other pages from getting messy when using many wet mediums.

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I applied white gesso throughout the page with a palette knife.

I applied white gesso throughout the page with a palette knife.

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I applied a little bit of black gesso here and there with a palette knife.

I applied a little bit of black gesso here and there with a palette knife.

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I applied modeling paste over the stencil.

I applied modeling paste over the stencil.

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I applied more modeling paste over another stencil.

I applied more modeling paste over another stencil.

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Here and there, I apply Colorations spray - Sandcastle.

Here and there, I apply Colorations spray - Sandcastle.

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Here and there, I apply Colorations spray - Warm

Here and there, I apply Colorations spray - Warm

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For background base, I stamped the music note with archival ink in various areas.

For background base, I stamped the music note with archival ink in various areas.

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I continue adding to background with the script stamp and archival ink.

I continue adding to background with the script stamp and archival ink.

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Using my finger I applied Velvet paint for contrast to several areas of the page.

Using my finger I applied Velvet paint for contrast to several areas of the page.

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Using my finger I applied some Sorbet paint for shadowing in many areas.

Using my finger I applied some Sorbet paint for shadowing in many areas.

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To preserve the background, I applied a clear coat of gesso. Goes on milky white, but dries clear.

To preserve the background, I applied a clear coat of gesso. Goes on milky white, but dries clear.

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Using a little bit of water and Colorations spray - Raider... I allowed the mix to somewhat spread into the creases of the stencils for darker shading.

Using a little bit of water and Colorations spray - Raider... I allowed the mix to somewhat spread into the creases of the stencils for darker shading.

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I apply a bronze wax over some raised parts of the stencil.

I apply a bronze wax over some raised parts of the stencil.

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I also applied some gold leaf wax to some raised areas of the stencil.

I also applied some gold leaf wax to some raised areas of the stencil.

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I die cut the ornate frame and used the script stamp in a few places with archival ink.

I die cut the ornate frame and used the script stamp in a few places with archival ink.

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I spray diagonally on the frame, using Colorations spray - Warm.

I spray diagonally on the frame, using Colorations spray - Warm.

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I spray the frame diagonally and in  the opposite direction using Colorations - Waimea Bay.

I spray the frame diagonally and in the opposite direction using Colorations - Waimea Bay.

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Using double sided tape and gel medium, I add the  embellishments.

Using double sided tape and gel medium, I add the embellishments.

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For final touch and added texture, I use soft gel matte medium and apply mica flakes and gold microspheres to the top right hand corner.

For final touch and added texture, I use soft gel matte medium and apply mica flakes and gold microspheres to the top right hand corner.

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I add more mica flakes and gold microspheres to the bottom left hand corner of the page.

I add more mica flakes and gold microspheres to the bottom left hand corner of the page.

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