Song Bird Journal Page


Song Bird Journal Page
Created by Sophia Vida

My journaling adventure continues….. I wanted to do this page a little different from the last. So I decided to use acrylic paints as my main media. I chose my stencils and picked a small color palette of 7 acrylic paints and this is what I came up with.

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Plaid Painting Stencil – Large Bird #30601
Plaid Large Bird Stencil 30601
– Americana Brocade & Berries Border Stencil TS04
Americana Borocade & Berry Borders Stencil TS04
– Palette Knife
– Clear Gesso or Matte Mod Podge
– Faber Castell Pitt Pens
– Green & Gold Gelatos
Gelatos Blue-Green 41zHFtEZcAL__AA115_
– Assorted acrylic paints in your choice of colors
– Small Sponge Applicator
– Small Round Brush
– Cosmetic Sponge
– Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal 9″ x 12″
Strathmore Mixed Media
– Stickles: Assorted Colors
– Tea Dye Distress Ink
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl
– Spray bottle filled with water
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Apply a coat of gesso to your paper with the sponge applicator and let dry.
  2. Randomly apply your acrylic paint to your page. I used a paper towel to remove some of the paint while it was still wet to give it streaks and swirls. Let dry.
  3. Using your Americana vine stencil and palette knife, apply a thin coat of fiber paste to the right side of your paper. Let dry. Color with watered down green gelato paint and let dry.
  4. Highlight the berries and stems with the Stickles. Let dry.
  5. Using your medium Pitt Pen trace the Plaid Large Bird Stencil on a piece of scrap cardstock. Cut out. Distress edges with Tea Dye ink and glue on your page to the left of the berry border.
  6. Using your medium Pitt Pen draw a branch diagonally across the bottom left of your page under the bird and draw two small straight lines for feet connecting the bird to the branch. Last draw a few music notes just above the bird.
  7. Paint your branch with the dark brown paint and highlight with streaks of the lighter brown paint.
  8. Draw leaves on a magazine page using your Pitt Pen. Color with light green gelato. Dip your finger in water and rub the leaves to activate the color. Let dry.
  9. Cut out the leaves and glue them to your branch. Highlight with Stickles.
  10. Glue a piece of a doily to the top left of your page with clear gesso. Let dry.
  11. Color the doily with watered down pink and yellow acrylic paint. Let dry. Then highlight with Stickles. Let dry.
  12. Print a sentiment from your computer and distress edges. Cut out sentiment and adhere to page using gesso or Matte Mod Podge.
  13. Using the gold Gelato, draw a border around the edge of your page and soften the color by rubbing with a cosmetic sponge or your finger.
  14. Add any other embellishments you like. Spray your page with Pearl Glimmer Mist. Let dry. Voila!! You have a beautiful Art Journal Page!!

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7 thoughts on “Song Bird Journal Page

    • Thank you so much Patty!! Now I know who said this quote 🙂 I had so much fun with the fiber paste on this page. I found my new love, lol…. I have to find more uses for this. It’s simply fantastic!! ~Sophia

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