April Showers...Art Journal Spread

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Hello there!  Today I am going to share an art journal spread I created with the express need for a little creative therapy!  This was my first post for May with The Crafter’s Workshop.

Below are the stencils, mediums & paints I used in my project!

The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project.  The opinions I share are solely my own.

Since I was looking for a creative outlet in a therapeutic capacity, I chose paints and mediums that are some of my favorites colors & products.  I knew I wanted to create something with the cloud designs on one of the stencils and I thought that would coordinate well with my color scheme.  Below are some of the products I used.

After using the White Gesso for a first layer, I added some loose watercolor paints.

I then used several of the sheets of Mixed Media Light Weight Sheets from ThermOWeb iCraft to brush Distress Ink onto using this large background stamp.

I also used some of the Heavy Body Acrylic paint in Silver on another of these sheets.

While the Mixed Media sheets are drying, I mix a pale purple color using more of the acrylic paints and applied it using a brayer.

Next, I used the Gel Medium to adhere the larger background stenciled sheets.

I cut out the design that I painted silver and adhered it as well. 

I used more of the acrylics and the Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste to stencil the rain cloud designs in both the 12x12 and 6x6 size.

Using one of the new metallic pastes in Sterling Silver I added more of the raindrops layered on top of the blue clouds and rain.

The final stencil I used with another new paste, the White Pearl Modeling Paste.

Finishing up the spread, I added more paint, black and white pen and ink markers and some words I printed out.  Below is the final layout and some detail shots.

Thanks so much for stopping by my Blog today!  I hope this inspires you to get out some stencils, mixed media and give yourself a little creative therapy!

TCW9036 – Light & Fluffy Modeling Paste
TCW9016 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Spun Sugar
TCW9021 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Blueberry Pie
TCW9022 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Grape Jelly
TCW9023 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Blue Jellybean
TCW9014 - Heavy Body Acrylic - Iridescent Silver
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