Art Journal | Escape the ordinary

And it’s time for another art journal layout! I had so much fun creating this and I hope you like it and you will enjoy watching it too.

art journal keyhole

For my layout today I used the quote “Escape the ordinary” and I had this idea of having a keyhole and butterflies escaping through it. Not sure how ideas come but they just pop in my head the minute I see a quote.

art journal keyhole

On today’s video I am going to show you a very cool technique using acrylic paints and micro glaze. The technique can be done with Vaseline too and it gives that peeled paint look.

art journal peeled paint

I used lots of other techniques, including stamping, splattering, inking and blending, distressing my papers, I even did a bit of collage and some die cutting! Tons of fun!

art journal butterflies

I also used my all time favorite techniques with my big brush markers and my white gel pen. They never get old for me!

art journal butterflies

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies:

Links to multiple shops provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Moleskine Large Sketch Book Red
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Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz -…
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My Favorite Things ROMANTIC SCRIPT…
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Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic…
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My Favorite Things FAB FOLIAGE…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Multi Medium – Matte
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad SEPIA AIP31505
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Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology…
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Faber-Castell STAMPER’S BIG BRUSH…
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Signo – White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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20 Comments

  1. Ann Kulseth said:

    You always blow me away – awesome page!!!

    August 29, 2017
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  2. Jules said:

    What a treat–an art journal page video! I love the old book page look of your layout.

    August 29, 2017
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  3. Fiki said:

    Its so pretty!

    August 29, 2017
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  4. Richell said:

    One of my favorites you have done! All the details and dimension!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    August 29, 2017
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  5. nicole robinson said:

    I love watching you create these pages in your journals! They are always so beautiful!!

    August 30, 2017
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  6. Teresa Doyle said:

    This is truly fantastic Vicky, you ALWAYS inspire me! TFS!

    August 30, 2017
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  7. BunnyD said:

    oh this technique is new! really fabulous textures in this one Vicki! love all the cut outs.

    August 30, 2017
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  8. Barbara Schatzmann said:

    Vicky, it is really beautiful and inspiring! Thx!!

    August 30, 2017
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  9. Teresa Bullias Stevens said:

    Oh, Vicky! I don’t know where to begin. I love this layout and to have you back from holiday doing an art journal layout is awesome! Thank you for once again showing us your step-by-step layering techniques – this one is particularly stunning!

    August 30, 2017
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  10. This is such an amazing page! I am always so impressed with the pages you come up with.

    August 30, 2017
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  11. Deborah said:

    I absolutely love this page. Just beautiful. I learned a new technique 🙂

    August 30, 2017
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  12. Henriëtte said:

    Gorgeous pages, I love watching your video’s of Art Journaling. So beautiful and inspiring, thank you so much for al your work and showing it to us.

    August 30, 2017
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  13. Love it! That background is amazing. I’ll be pulling out my glaze very soon. That technique would be great for some backgrounds on cards. Thanks for another fabulous video.

    August 31, 2017
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  14. Sharbogast said:

    So awesome. Love the addition of the leaves and flowers. 💗💗💗

    August 31, 2017
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  15. Debbie Fricke said:

    LOVE the way the background came out as well as the colors you used!! Thank you, Vicky

    August 31, 2017
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  16. Jen Barnett said:

    Hi Vicky. I love this. I am learning lots of new techniques from you. I am trying to develop my art journal skills, so I hope you don’t mind but i have made a small copy in a little book my friend gave me when I retired to live in Spain.
    I dont have all of the supplies you used but have made some substitutions.
    Do you mind if I share this with groups I am in on Facebook if ,ofcourse, I credit you?

    August 31, 2017
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  17. Bobbie said:

    So beautiful!

    September 1, 2017
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  18. Kristine Boydstun said:

    Love this layout! Such a great way to add dimension without bulk!

    September 3, 2017
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  19. Michelle Sellers said:

    Very pretty. I am new to the concept of art journaling, very inspiring video.

    September 3, 2017
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  20. Lindyloo said:

    As always Vicky your videos are so inspirational. I’m a novice Art Journalist & therefore I appreciate all the techniques you demonstrate. Thank you so much.
    I really love this one as it’s a simpler layout for a novice like me, but still beautiful. I especially love the way you created the framework by cutting away the top pages, fabulous!
    Happy crafting 😍xx

    September 5, 2017
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