Hi! Today I am back with an art journal layout using fun mixed media techniques! I’ve been getting so many requests for new layouts and one of my blog goals this year is to share of of this kind of projects with you. So today I am using a cardmaking stamp set but turned it into a great focal point for my layout! The is the “Let’s stick together” by MFT
How cute is this?! Bright, happy and uplifting ! I always like my layouts to have motivational quotes so I went with this one ” life is like a cactus, thorny but beautiful”.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
For the background I used my distress oxide sprays. Super quick and easy way to add some color there and it turned out lovely with a chalky finish. In the video you can see how easy it is to bring the colors to life if you want to … just by using matte medium on top for a completely different look that seals down the color at the same time.
I like to stamp and cut out my images and then stick them on my pages. Then I color everything with my big brush markers.
There are other ways though to get similar results, like coloring your images with any medium you like and then stick them down. Do whatever makes you happy! Remember there are no rules in art journaling!
Other favorite techniques of mine are adding white splashes and highlights with my gel pen. Love the whimsical look some white lines here and there add to the pages.
Here is a close-up look on the background, where you can see the sprayed color, the stamping, the splashes and even the ghost effect I got from stenciling.
Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.