Hi crafty friends!
A summer themed art journal today. I made a page with splashes, happy fish and a colorful mermaid. But this time just for the fun of it I wanted to stretch my self and create something totally out of my comfort zone.
So as you can see I left lot’s of white space! Which is something I never do! But it’s fun to try new things from time to time and I am so happy with how this page came together! LOVE IT!!! Looks fresh, happy and colorful and it really is a joy to look at on this HOT summer day here in Greece.
To create the big splash of water I created my own stencil. You will see in the video the whole process that allowed me to then use my distress oxide inks over it. But you can definitely just use your brushes to draw and color a splash if I inspired you and you are going for something similar.
In this layout there is no quote, which is another thing I always add. But hey, I told you I wanted to do something different…. so instead I just used letter stickers to spell the word SUMMER.
All images are stamped, colored and cut with matching dies. I used the “Mermaid Fish”( BLT | AMZ | SSS ) stamp set by Stampendous which I absolutely love. Perfect for a summer art journal! I went crazy with coloring as I was going for a very colorful look but I am sure it would look equally beautiful if you kept a paler or monochromatic palette.
There are lot’s of little details and finishing touches in the layout, such as glossy accents on the droplets, glitter on the mermaid and white highlights here and there.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel here
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