Hi! Today I am back with art journal 101. I am going to share an easy and fun step by step method that you can all follow to create a colorful booklet full of mixed media backgrounds. Then I will create my own focal points to turn two of those pages into finished layouts.
For all my pages today I am using my Nuvo Aqua Flow pens but you can use your watercolors and to demonstrate my techniques I use the new Backgrounds and Borders stamps and dies by Tonic Studios.
This is part of a blog hop, so join us for lots of inspiration and giveaways!
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
Make sure to watch the video for the two-color method that will give you stunning and colorful backgrounds. The technique is so simple and fun you will want to go and create right now! Use stamps and stencils to add interest as well as splashes… and I take you through all the steps in the video.
Here are some close-up photos on the background whereyou can see all the visual texture that I got
For my red and orange background I created a daisy as the focal point. Used stamps for the borders and dies to add interest to the page with litttle holes.
I also used the dies to cut out the word LOVE and combine it with stickers.
For my green and yellow background I played mainly with the hexagons for the background and cut out elements so the focal point had to be a bee. Again I created that on my own and you can see how easy it is on the video.
For my motivational quote again I die cut the word YOU and combined it with a sticker.
How adorable is that bee?!
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 at no extra cost to you.
One lucky winner will win a £50/$50 Giftcard to Tonic Studios and the Backgrounds & Borders Bundle! To enter comment on every blog in the hop by 11:59pm PST on February 3, 2021/ 7:59am GST on Feb. 4, 2021
Winner will be announced on February 5th, 2021 on IG and FB so make sure you’re following all Tonic accounts!
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