Art Journal | Winter cardinal

Are you ready for a winter art journal?! Today I am back with a layout I did while playing with my gelli plate during the weekend.

You can easily turn this idea into a mixed media canvas. And it can be a winter themed one, or like I did give this little guy a gift to hold and it’s instantly a Christmas themed one.

The video is packed with fun techniques, such as gelli printing, using foam stamps, creating your own stencil and focal points and of course collage and shading!

I had so much fun creating this page and sharing the whole process with you I hope it will inspire you to get creative and play with your own favorite techniques.

Can you see all that texture going on at the background?! This is a combination of gelli printing and ArtFoamies: Circle Salad( ART | SSS | HBB ). Foam stamps are fun to use in so many ways in your mixed media projects, they are easy to clean and you can use them with your acrylic paints! For creating my background I did all the printing on parchment paper (aka deli paper) and then did a fun technique to add even more interest as I was sticking it on my pages.

You can enjoy the video tutorial below or at my YouTube channel

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Supplies:

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

Moleskine Large Sketch Book Red
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GelliArts 6 x 6 GEL PRINTING PLATE…
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GelliArts PARCHMENT 12×16 PAPER 779103
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DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics
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ArtByMarlene: Circle Salad
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Ranger Ink – Multi Medium – Matte
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Sizzix Little Robin
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Stampendous – Cling Mounted Rubber…
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Stampendous – Cling Mounted Rubber…
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Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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My Favorite Things LET IT SNOWFLAKE…
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Altenew MINI BLOSSOM DIE CUT MACHINE…
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Faber-Castell BLACK PITT FINELINER…
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Faber-Castell Mix and Match…
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Signo – White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE…
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39 Comments

  1. Patricia Romboletti said:

    Your comments were disabled on your YouTube video of this page, but I wanted to answer your question about length. I certainly don’t mind longer videos and I think it is so helpful to see all of the details. I loved this page—cardinals are my favorite! Please keep the Art Journal pages coming—and please don’t edit out all of the yummy details. Thank you for sharing your talent.

    Have a Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2018.

    December 19, 2017
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  2. Tina Morgan said:

    Lovely page – always love the art journal pages – short or long they are all welcome xx
    Kαλά Χριστούγεννα

    December 19, 2017
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  3. Julia Watkins said:

    Love all your journal pages short or long. Keep them coming. I can watch them over And over.

    December 19, 2017
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  4. Jimena Daroca said:

    I love your art journals Vicky! Please make more!!! Kisses and hugs from Bolivia 🙂

    December 19, 2017
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  5. Lois Newport said:

    Please DO NOT shorten your art journaling videos! I love them! You are so talented and each and every time I am fascinated with your creations! I learn something with each and every video! I am so happy to hear that you will be increasing the amount of art journaling in 2018! Thank you! Merry Christmas!

    December 19, 2017
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  6. Love your journal videos best of all. They give me inspiration with both technique and composition. I don’t think that they are too long. When you are teaching us technique it is critical you take the time you need to show us what we need to know. Long is not a problem for me.

    Best wishes for the holiday season and a great 2017

    December 19, 2017
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  7. Thanks so much for sharing with our products, Vicky! You always make everything look so incredibly artistic and fabulous! Love your page, it’s just wonderful! Your videos are definitely not too long, people will watch as long as they are still learning.

    December 19, 2017
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  8. Heather L. said:

    I can never get enough of your art journal pages and videos! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    December 19, 2017
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  9. Sharon Field said:

    Vicky,
    Your page is absolutely wonderful! I thoroughly enjoyed watching the video and it doesn’t matter what length it is. I like watching your creative process and learning what supplies you use and how you use them. I think that the more detail you give gives the viewer more insight into learning. I am relatively new at art journaling and love all you include in your videos. All I ask is that you do MORE of them! Merry Christmas to you.

    December 19, 2017
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  10. Henriëtte said:

    Love your page and the fact that you made an Art Journal page today, I am a big fan of those. It doesn’t bother me at all if the video is longer than a card video. I love to see every stap you made. Thanks for this gorgeous page!

    December 19, 2017
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  11. Gwen M Casteel said:

    I like long videos, and your process is great to watch….Merry Christmas & Happy New Year…Hugs…

    December 19, 2017
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  12. MARCIE LOVETT said:

    Magnificent page, Vicky. I couldn’t open the video from your page, so I watched it at YouTube. I also am a big fan of your videos and don’t mind the length. I enjoy every minute of your creativity!

    December 19, 2017
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  13. Lydia said:

    I love your art journal videos and I like to see how you created them, so for me, the length of video does not bother me. You amaze me how you created your cardinal. Beautiful journal page as always.

    December 19, 2017
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  14. Lagene said:

    AWESOME page, thanks for the video!

    December 19, 2017
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  15. Deborah said:

    I got so excited when I saw Art Journal. I love that page.
    As far as time goes for the videos. It doesn’t bother me at all. I grab a coffee and sit back and enjoy. I enjoy watching you create and seeing what techniques you will use.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.
    Hope Santa will visit Ginger too.

    December 19, 2017
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  16. Debbie P said:

    I love your art journal videos. Please don,t make them shorter. They are fantastic. In the new year I,m going to try art journal. So I love to watch your videos they teach me so much. Thank you very much. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    December 19, 2017
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  17. Marilyn Kees said:

    You are the most creative person, Vicky, and your journal pages are always so unique and impressive! I love to watch your videos and it doesn’t matter how long they are because they are so enjoyable. You start out with blank pages and make them into something wonderful! And your finishing touches with outlining in black and accenting with a white gel pen are ‘the icing on the cake’! Thank you for sharing your very special talent with all of us!

    December 19, 2017
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  18. Julie said:

    Beautiful page. Your videos are great—never too long—and I always learn something. Merry Christmas!

    December 20, 2017
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  19. Teresa Doyle said:

    Love this Vicky. I watched you sketch and cut out your cardinal and I am still in awe, you made it look so easy. A beautiful job.

    December 20, 2017
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  20. Celeste Goff said:

    This is just gorgeous Vicky! Love the great texture you added to the page with the snow!

    December 20, 2017
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  21. Lisa Brown said:

    As always, a fabulous video with a fabulous project. Please don’t delete anything to shorten your tutorials. My friends and I have learned so much for you and get together once a month to do Art Journaling, much of it is a spin on your own. Thanks for sharing! Lisa

    December 20, 2017
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  22. Carrie said:

    This page is my all time favorite page!!!! I lovvvve it!! Beautiful! You inspire me everyone. I don’t mind how long your videos are.

    December 20, 2017
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  23. Jacki said:

    I love your page! I can’t wait to try it! I love all things winter! As far as your videos, I love watching all your details on your art journal as well as cards. I don’t think you should skip any steps on creating your pages. They aren’t that long! Please keep inspiring all with your creativity! Thank you for sharing!

    December 20, 2017
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  24. Julie said:

    Thank you soooo much for doing an art journal page this week! It was so fun watching you use a Gelli plate to make your own prints this time. The entire page turned out just gorgeous! Please don’t shorten your art journal videos!!! Actually, my first choice would be to see you do some of your drawing & shading at regular speed, which I realize would make the video even longer, but as a beginner I appreciate watching every detail. I so look forward to watching your art journal tutorials and am super excited you’ll be doing more of them next year! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us & for being such a patient teacher. I hope you & your family have a wonderful Christmas!

    December 20, 2017
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  25. Shari said:

    I get so excited when I see notifications from you in my email. Honestly, your videos could be 3 hours long and I would still watch them. I could watch you create all the time. The art journal videos are my favorite, but I love all your videos. As long, or as short, as you want to make them. I will always watch them. 💗💗💗 Also, this page is beautiful!!

    December 20, 2017
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  26. Shari said:

    Merry Christmas!!!! 🎄

    December 20, 2017
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  27. Meryle said:

    I have to agree. I always look for your videos. They are my favorites and I never find them too long. Please continue doing what you do . They are always enjoyable.
    You always inspire me to create new pages.
    Merry Christmas and thank you for sharing.🌲

    December 20, 2017
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  28. Melfina said:

    Dear Vicky, hi! I LOVE your art journal page videos & I don’t find them long at all. Short or long, I will keep watching them & enjoying them! You are always a great inspiration for me. Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!
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    December 20, 2017
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  29. Debbie Fricke said:

    Thank you so much for sharing another art journal! I appreciate all the time and effort you put into making a video on them. They are FULL of tips and techniques — as well as inspiration and encouragement –, which I really appreciate. This is such a simple, yet beautiful page. And I LOVE the background!!! I made some boxes this year for cards made from Spellbinder dies and decorated the boxes. I remembered different things I learned from your videos and had so much fun decorating and trying out some new techniques. I would really like to try some more mixed media type projects next year. I don’t mind one bit longer videos!! I really enjoy watching the whole process. I’m a visual learner so I learn probably more from watching than from listening, but I appreciate hearing how you’re doing what you’re doing and why you’re doing it (composition, balance, etc.). A very Merry Christmas to you and yours and may Santa be extra good to Ginger!!!!! Thank you, Vicky!!

    December 20, 2017
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  30. Sharon T. said:

    Love all of your videos Vicky, but especially the art journal videos! I enjoy the long videos and am sad when they end:) Your creativity and work are wonderful.

    December 20, 2017
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  31. Kirsten said:

    Beautiful, Vicky. I love to watch you create your art journal pages. As far as the length of your videos, it doesn’t bother me if they are longer. I’d rather see as much of your creative process as possible. One day I will get over my intimidation and start my own art journal. Thanks for sharing.

    December 21, 2017
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  32. Carolyn said:

    I love your art journal pages, and I have no objection to their length. Love to watch you put them together!

    December 21, 2017
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  33. Debbie Shealy said:

    I love seeing every step of the art journal page. They are my favorite. Don’t shorten them.

    December 23, 2017
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  34. Katlot said:

    I love this page it is really pretty and looks simple, even tough a lot of work went into it! Please keep the art journal videos coming, as many as you can do, they are my favourites. The length never bothers me. I wish you a safe and Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

    December 25, 2017
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  35. Another beautiful layout. Love the technique you used for the background. I love making backgrounds for cards with deli paper, they are so much fun. I make a bunch at a time and keep them in my stash for when I need something. As for the length of your videos, I love them, don’t care how long they are, I love seeing how you create every bit of the journal page, so don’t cut anything out. I’ve learned so much from your videos and wouldn’t want to miss a thing. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    December 30, 2017
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  36. Karen said:

    Wonderful video as always! I like the length and the details. I can always fast forward if I want to skip ahead. I enjoy seeing all the steps. Thank you for taking the time and sharing your creativity with us.

    January 6, 2018
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  37. Mimi said:

    Your work is so inspiring and your videos are the reason I started an art journal. I would love to see more so I hope you do more art journal page videos this year. Thank you for your inspiration!

    January 17, 2018
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  38. Tara Prince said:

    Very pretty pages!!

    August 10, 2018
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