Art Journal layout : salty water

Hi! Today I am sharing an art journal layout that smells summer. The weather here is warm and sunny and the schools close tomorrow. So we are almost ready to move to our summer house just like every year. I just can’t wait to spend my days at the beach !

So here is my layout:


and I am totally in love with the background! All the waves, the bubbles, the splashes…. I had so much fun making it.

Here is a close up on the “water”


For shading I used my favorite techniques with my big brush markers but this time I used my distress inks and stains as well!


To create all the texture on the seahorses I used my distress inks and a stamp. Aren’t they adorable?


I just love the reach colors, the theme and the techniques I used in this layout.

You can enjoy the how-to video here or on my YouTube channel


Art Journal Supplies:


  1. Mieke said:

    Thank you very much for your lovely art journal layout. Just one comment. The microglaze can easily be replaced by white petrol jelly (vaseline). This is very cheap and does the trick as good as the microglaze. Kind regards. I am looking forward to your next art journal video.

    June 23, 2015
    • Vicky said:

      Thank you for sharing Mieke 🙂

      June 23, 2015
  2. Wow! Love it. Some new and interesting products in this one. Thanks for another great layout!

    June 27, 2015
  3. DELPHINE said:

    First of all I wanted to say that I love what you’re doing. Thank you for your videos !!
    I would like to have a board. For the “paper art” is best to use a Dylusion album or Moleskine Sketchbook?

    June 29, 2015
  4. Rebecca Butterfield said:

    I love the learning about the micro glaze & the stone to help wash off inks & glue. 🙂 I ordered both & they really work great. 🙂 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing. Your designs are lovey , as always. Really enjoy you post… learn so much & am inspired!

    July 11, 2015
  5. Fran said:

    Love your layouts. How do you keep your pages so flat? Mine always want to warp and bow.
    Thank you.

    January 11, 2018
    • Vicky said:

      Do you use too much water? maybe your brushes are too wet or your paper too thin?

      January 11, 2018

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