Art Journal | Be Authentic

An art journal today, using lots of fun products such as distress oxide inks, acrylic markers and stencils! I worked on my disc bound art journal that’s 8×8. It’s a custom made journal and I shared how I made that journal HERE.

art journal butterfly

The background is just amazing and I love all those colors together! I combined lots of distress oxide inks to get this look and although it looks complicated it was just a matter of building layers one on top of the other.

art journal background

The butterfly was creating by using the Darkroom Door BUTTERFLIES Large Stencil ( SSS ). I colored all the details of the butterfly with my new toys! Pebeo decoMarkers ( JGG ) are acrylic markers, they are opaque with vibrant colors, you can blend them and they dry permanent.

art journal butterfly

For the quote I used one of  Tim Holtz Quote Chips ( SBC | SSS ). Love them since they are nice and thick and the package comes with tons of options!

art journal butterfly

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel here.

Supplies

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

Darkroom Door BUTTERFLIES Large…
[ SSS ]
DIY disc bound art journal – YouTube
[ YTB ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – White…
[ JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip -…
[ JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – Light…
[ JGG ]
Pebeo decoMarker 1.2mm Tip – Pollen…
[ JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS | JGG ]
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology…
[ SBC | SSS ]
The Crafters Workshop – Modeling…
[ SBC | SSS ]

18 Comments

  1. Julie said:

    Beautiful background. I love the intensity of color on the butterfly before the white highlights. The text accents on the background add to the richness of the design.

    March 27, 2018
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  2. Hi Vicky, This is awesome, I love when you do the journals, the background is amazing, I love his inks. Thanks for an amazing video and post today.

    March 27, 2018
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  3. Lagene said:

    WOWZERS! This is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for the video!

    March 27, 2018
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  4. Marcie Lovett said:

    Wonderful page, Vicky. Love that stencil idea and the paint on top of the black.

    March 27, 2018
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  5. Vicki P. said:

    This is absolutely gorgeous! Love the design and vibrant colors! I’m also interested in those paint markers you’re using…looking forward to seeing more! Looking at your stencil on the video with your initials, it struck me that we have the same initials because I mark my items that way too! LOL!

    March 27, 2018
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  6. Karen said:

    Beautiful page! Love the stencil. Thank you for the video.

    March 28, 2018
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  7. Beautiful layout, thanks for sharing it with us. I appreciate all the techniques and talent you share.

    March 28, 2018
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  8. Maureen Chandler said:

    Your work is always inspiring – just love your art journals and cards!!! Thank you so much for all you share on your blog!!! XOXO

    March 28, 2018
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  9. Henriëtte said:

    Awesome and thank you so much for this gorgeous birthday pressent. I love all the things you made, cards and Art journals but the Art Journals are my favorites. And what a suprise March 27 is my birthday and you posted a stunning Art Journal page, thank you so much!

    March 28, 2018
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  10. Shari A. said:

    Very beautiful. Thank you, Vicky. I love that background, and the butterfly.

    March 29, 2018
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  11. Stunning journal page – beautiful vibrant colours. Gorgeous butterfly, cool background and fab video! xxx

    March 29, 2018
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  12. Teresa Doyle said:

    I totally need to make my own art journal as you did. I love that the pages can be removed to work on them. I tend to get pretty messy but not in a good way! LOL
    This is so beautiful and I love how the background looks with that butterfly.

    March 29, 2018
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  13. MelissaF said:

    gorgeous page, I love the black gesso for that butterfly and thanks for leaving in the entire process of creating the background with the distress oxide inks.

    March 30, 2018
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  14. Annette Reed said:

    I love this! It looks wonderful! I enjoyed the video and seeing this great piece come to life. Thx for sharing it.

    March 31, 2018
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  15. Karen Melbourne said:

    Hi Vicky!!! I finished your butterfly layout lastnight but in my Dylusions Journal and made it a 2 pager. I just love doing them as it is so relaxing to me anyways and I get to be with my buddy Nancy who does them with me 🙂 I hope you don’t mind that I will borrow your pictures of your journal pages so I can put it beside the ones that I have “knocked off” as I call them in my album on my Facebook page.

    Take care, until the next one 🙂
    Karen

    March 31, 2018
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