“Be Mine Zentangle Art Journal”
Created by Sophia Vida
For this Project you will need:
– Sakura Micron Pens in varying sizes
– Sakura Jelly Roll Pens in assorted colors
– Kimberly Watercolor Pencils
– Strathmore 400 Series, Watercolor Cold Press 140 lb Paper, 6″ x 12″
– Star Dust Stickles
– Round Watercolor Brush
– Clean water and paper towels
Here’s another fun journal page. The fun part with this page is that I used coffee to paint the background. Yes, coffee. I saw an article in Cloth Paper Scissors and had to give it a try. When you use the watercolors on top of coffee, it mixes with the colors a bit and tones them down. I like the old romantic feel you get using this technique. Not to mention, your paper smells really nice!!
Start by brewing a really dark cup of coffee. Paint your background leaving a small white border and a few white spots on the page. Let dry. Pencil in your zentangle design and color it with the watercolor pencils. Use your brush and a little water to activate the colors.
Once the paint is dry fill in the outline and patterns using the Micron 03 and 05 pens. If you prefer you can draw your outline with the pens first and then color with the paints. The only problem is because the coffee doesn’t fully soak into your paper, you can smudge the ink from your pens if you get too much water on them. But this may be the look you’re going for.
After everything has dried, use the Sakura Jelly Roll Pens and Stardust Stickles to add a few highlights to your page and Voila! You have a one of a kind work of art!
Thanks for looking and have lots of fun creating your own journal pages!