Amazing Life Journal Page


Amazing Life Journal Pages
Created by Sophia Vida

I love summer and mermaids and this was another journal page I made using rubbers stamps and stickers in my 8.5″ x 11″ journal.

I started by coating the pages with gesso. I added a few torn pieces of Tim Holtz’s printed tissue paper to the background with Mod Podge. I also added texture with a stencil and fiber paste. Once that was dry, I painted the background with green and blue acrylic paints. I used a small sea sponge to create the dark blue border.

I stamped the mermaid and treasure chest on Strathmore Mixed Media Paper and colored them in using watercolor markers. I added highlights with Sakura Metallic Gelly Roll Pens. and then glued them into the journal with Mod Podge. The small schools of fish on the left page were stamped directly into the journal with Black Staz On Ink.

I used my computer to print the sentiment. I cut out the words and distressed the edges with a metallic blue Gelato and then glued them onto the background.

In my scrapbooking supplies, I found some underwater stickers with shells, seaweed and fish which then added to my pages. Last I added Star Dust Stickles and Metallic Silver Pearls to the stenciled seaweed for a little bling and Voila! I had 2 new pages in my journal.

Hope you enjoy.  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– 8.5″ x 11″ Art Journal
– Gesso
– Tim Holtz Printed Tissue Paper
– Palette Knife
– Vine Leaf Stencil
– Blue and Green Acrylic Paints
– Fish, Mermaid and Treasure Chest Stamps
– Strathmore Mixed Media Paper for Stamping
– Metallic Silver Perfect Pearls
– Metallic Blue Gelato
– Underwater themed stickers
– Black Staz On Ink
– Star Dust Stickles
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Create Some Magic Journal Page


 

Create Some Magic Journal Pages
Created by Sophia Vida

I have a few journal pages that I need to share with you. I’ve published so many posts that I thought these were on my blog but apparently I left them out. I had bought a hard cover 8.5″ x 11″ journal at the craft store on sale, which is always a plus!

The ivory colored pages are a decent weight with a little texture. However, they’re not thick enough to work well with water so I have to make sure to give the pages a good coat of gesso before starting.

Once the gesso was dry, I painted the background with yellow and orange acrylic paint. For a little texture I used a stencil with fiber paste which I later distressed and sprayed with glimmer mist.

The flowers were stamped on watercolor paper that I cut and glued into the journal along with the green stems I also painted on scrap paper. I added a leafy vine stencil to the background with distress inks.

Next I stamped “create some magic” with black staz on ink directly into the journal.  I highlighted both pages with stickles, distressed the pages a bit and Voila! I had 2 fun, fall colored journal pages.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– 8.5″ x 11″ Art Journal
– Palette Knife
– Assorted Stencils
– Gesso
– Yellow, Orange and Green Acrylic Paints
– Flower and Letter Stamps
– Black Staz On Ink
– Painted Watercolor Paper for stamping flowers
– Scrap paper for stems
– Stickles: Assorted Colors
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– Tea Dye Distress Ink
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl

Find the Magic in your Heart Mixed Media


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“Find the Magic in your Heart” Mixed Media
Created by Sophia Vida

I created this piece for the Readers Challenge in Somerset Studios. The rules were to create mixed media art in black and white with a little color, if so desired. Although my submission didn’t make it in the magazine, I had a lot of fun creating this piece and wanted to share it with you.

I love black and white. It’s a classic and beautiful color combination. I’m always in awe of artists who create gorgeous art with these two colors. But for me, this was quite a challenge since I love lots of color. It definitely took me out of my comfort zone, but in a good way.

For this Project you will need:

– 8 x 10″ Canvas
– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Washi Tape
– Scrap paper
– Cardstock – Black
– White tissue paper
– Script Stamp
– Black Chiffon 18″ x 2″
– Staz On Ink – Black
– Distress Ink – Black Soot
– White Acrylic Paint
– Fine Paint Brush
– Paper Clay
– Stickles
– Sharpie Metallic Silver Pen
– Silver Square Jewelry Embellishments
– Heart Shaped Punches – Medium and Small
– Matte Mod Podge
– Black Floss
– Needle
– Stylus with small point
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Gesso
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Adhere torn pieces of paper and washi tape to 8” x 10” canvas.
  2. Using fiber paste and a palette knife, add stencils to your canvas. Let dry.
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  3. Using a script stamp and Staz On Black Ink, stamp images on your canvas.
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  4. For more texture apply torn pieces of white tissue paper to your canvas. Partially cover some of the stenciled and stamped images. Let dry.
  5.  Apply a thin wash of Gesso over parts of your canvas, making sure not to completely cover the background.
  6. Distress edges of canvas with Black Soot Distress ink. Let dry.
  7. Using a black Gelato, make a wash and distress parts of your canvas. Let dry.
  8. Seal canvas with a coat of Matte Mod Podge.
  9. Cut an 18” x 2” strip of chiffon, wrap it around the canvas and tie a bow, cut off excess. Add fabric flower.
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  10. Adhere embellishments and sentiment to your canvas.
  11. Create a 3” heart from paper clay. Smooth over rough edges with your finger and a little water. Stamp a design on the front. Add holes around the edges. Roll the right side of the heart down. Let air dry according to manufacturer instructions.
  12. Distress the heart with Black Soot Distress Ink.
  13. Punch out large and small hearts from brightly colored cardstock, distress edges with Black Soot Ink and add highlights. Adhere to your canvas, just behind where the paper clay heart will go.
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  14. Using black floss, sew the heart onto the canvas.
  15. Finish by accenting your embellishments and canvas with stickles. Let dry and Voila! You have a beautiful work of art!!

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Whimsical Village Mixed Media


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Created by Sophia Vida

I became fascinated with whimsical villages I found online over the summer and had to give it a try. I found a paper stack by DCWV called Violet Leaf. This stack was full of papers with beautiful turquoise and violet colors.

I started this project by coating a 9″ x 12″ canvas with gesso. While the gesso was drying I designed my houses with papers from the stack. All the lines are slanted and curvy making them a little whimsical.

The next step was to paint the entire canvas and sides with a coat of coordinating acrylic paint. Once the paint had dried I glued my houses onto the canvas. I made a sun using a paper doily which I colored with yellow and orange watered down acrylic paint. I drew in rays with a gold Sharpie pen. I made windows out of vellum and colored them with dry Gelatos. I then adhered them to the houses using a small amount of Aleene’s Tacky Glue.

Next I added a few stencils to the canvas using a mixture of white and background paint with fiber paste. Once dry, I outlined everything with a Faber Castell Pitt Pen and added shading, embellishments and of course Stickles to the flowers. The edges of the canvas were distressed with dry Gelatos. I added a few white streaks across the canvas with white pearl paint and a plastic card. Last I sealed it with a coat of Matte Mode Podge and Voila! I had a unique mixed media work of art!

Enjoy creating your own whimsical village!!

Supplies used in this Project:
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– DCWV Violet Leaf Stack
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– Vellum
– Paper doily
– Gesso
– Golden Fiber Paste
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– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Faber Castell Pitt Pen or Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Acrylic Paints: Aqua (FolkArt), White, Pearl White, Yellow and Orange
– 1/2″ Flat Paint Brush
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Assorted Sakura Gelly Roll Pens
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

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Hop into Spring Mixed Media


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Created by Sophia Vida

As you know I’ve been having lots of fun with Andrea Gomoll’s YouTube videos. I found one more which was actually for a journal page. But I thought her technique in this video for using photos would make a cool mixed media canvas. The end result is fantastic and you don’t have to be a sketch artist to do it. You can find Andrea’s video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkayRQg5guA

Enjoy!

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil(s) of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Americana Acrylic Paints: Turquoise Blue, Bright Yellow, Irish Moss, Royal Fuchsia
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum, Riptide, Pearl
– Stamps: Butterfly, Script
– White paint
– 10/0 Round Fine Paint Brush
– Black Staz-On Ink
– Flower and Butterfly Ephemera
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers (set of 4)
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– Gesso
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Cover your canvas with gesso. Once dry add torn pages from a magazine or book and pieces of paper doilies using Mode Podge. Let dry.
  2. Find a photo of a cute bunny and enlarge it so that it measures approximately 5-1/2″ high. Cut it out and set aside.
  3. Paint your canvas with blue, yellow, green and fuchsia paints. Let dry.
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  4. Add a thin layer of fiber paste to your canvas using the palette knife. Let dry.
  5. Adhere your bunny to the bottom left of your canvas. Let dry. Then apply a thin coat of gesso over your bunny. Let dry.
  6. Color your bunny with white, gray, pink and blue gelatos. Use your finger to blend the colors. Once you have the desired result, outline your bunny with the sharpie marker. Draw in the eye, nose, whiskers and snout with the marker as well. Add more color with gelatos where necessary.
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  7. Adhere the butterfly and flower ephemera using Mod Podge. You can add more color to these pieces with gelatos. Outline them with sharpie and add any detailing. Note: If your ephemera is small you may want to color gelatos on a coated paper plate and then dip your brush in a little water to activate the colors. This will make it easier to apply and blend.
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  8. Apply gelatos dry to your canvas. Adding shading around the bunny, butterfly and flowers. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
  9. Mix small amounts of yellow paint and fiber paste. Apply your stencil using the palette knife to right side of your canvas. Let dry.
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  10. Print and cut out a “Hop into Spring” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Outline the words with your sharpie pen. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to the center of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
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  11. Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
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  12. Using the fine paintbrush add highlights to the bunny, butterfly and flowers with a little white paint. Let dry.
  13. Add Stickles to the flowers and stencil. Let dry.
  14. Adhere your Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers to the bottom of your canvas with tacky glue.
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  15. Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!

Spring Mixed Media


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 “Spring” Mixed Media
Created by Sophia Vida

Last week I told you about a fun video on youtube.com by Andrea Gomoll that inspired me to make my Happy Easter Mixed Media Canvas. I had so much fun with that one I decided to make another one that had the same color palette. I found another video by Andrea where she creates a spring canvas using the same techniques as in her last one. Again, my version is a little different from Andrea’s but if you want to see her video you can find it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d25yEzCXlgA

Enjoy!

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Americana Acrylic Paints: Turquoise Blue, Bright Yellow, Irish Moss, Royal Fuchsia
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum, Riptide, Pearl
– Stamps: Butterfly, Script
– Black Staz-On Ink
– Green Tissue Paper
– Cardstock: K & Company – Sweet Nectar, 4.75″ x 6″ pad or 5 pieces of coordinating cardstock, green cardstock, small tag
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– Gesso
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Cover your canvas with gesso. Once dry, paint your canvas yellow, pink and blue (it doesn’t have to be neat). Before the paint dried I sprayed the canvas with a good amount of water and let the colors run a bit. Let dry.
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  2. Add torn pieces from a magazine or book using Matte Mod Podge. Cut out a few shapes from paper doilies and carefully adhere them with the Mod Podge. Once dry, color in your shapes with watered down paint. Let dry.
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  3. Add small patches of fiber paste in a thin layer to your canvas using the palette knife. Let dry.
  4. Mix small amounts of yellow paint and fiber paste. Apply your stencil using the palette knife to the top left of your canvas. Let dry.
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  5. Cut out 5 tulip shapes in 5 different coordinating papers.  Cut out leaves and stems from green cardstock. Adhere to your canvas with Mod Podge.
  6. Tear small pieces of green tissue paper and adhere to bottom of canvas covering the flower stems with Mod Podge.
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  7. Apply dry gelatos to your canvas. Adding shading under the basket and around the flowers. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
  8. Print and cut out a “Spring” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to your tag.  Adhere the tag to the top right corner of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
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  9. Using your sharpie pen outline your flowers, leaves, basket, tag and anything else you want to make stand out.
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  10. Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
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  11. Highlight your flowers, basket, tag and stencil with assorted Stickles. Let dry.
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  12. Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!

 

Happy Easter Mixed Media


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Created by Sophia Vida

I found a really fun video on youtube.com by Andrea Gomoll that inspired me to make this mixed media canvas. My version is a little different because in her video she used patterned papers for the background and I used bright colored paints. But for the most part, I used her techniques with a few extra of my own. You can see her video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAAWKmMPdZw

Enjoy!

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Sharpie Fine Point Pen
– Americana Acrylic Paints: Turquoise Blue, Bright Yellow, Irish Moss, Royal Fuchsia
– Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Pink Bubblegum, Riptide, Pearl
– Stamps: Butterfly, Script
– Black Staz-On Ink
– Green Tissue Paper
– Cardstock: K & Company – Sweet Nectar, 4.75″ x 6″ pad or 5 pieces of coordinating cardstock
– Assorted Gelatos
– Assorted Stickles
– Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pens: Pink, Blue, Green and Yellow
– Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers (set of 4)
– 9″ x 12″ canvas panel
– Gesso
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Cover your canvas with gesso. Once dry, paint your canvas green and blue (it doesn’t have to be neat). Let dry.
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  2. Add torn pieces from a magazine or book using Matte Mod Podge. Cut out a few egg shapes from paper doilies and carefully adhere them with the Mod Podge. Once dry, color in your shapes with watered down paint. Let dry.
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  3. Add a thin layer of fiber paste to the left and bottom sides of your canvas using the palette knife. Let dry.
  4. Mix small amounts of yellow paint and fiber paste. Apply your stencil using the palette knife to the top and right sides of your canvas. Let dry.
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  5. Cut out 5 oval shapes for eggs in 5 different coordinating papers. Adhere to your canvas with Mod Podge.
  6. Tear small pieces of green tissue paper and adhere to bottom of canvas under eggs to make a basket.
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  7. Apply gelatos dry to your canvas. Adding shading under the basket and around the eggs. Also add more color to your canvas where needed. Blend with your finger.
  8. Print and cut out a “Happy Easter” sentiment from your computer using the Harrington font, size 50. Outline the words with your sharpie pen. Color in the centers of the letter with the Gelly Roll pens. Adhere to the top center of your canvas with Mod Podge. Let dry.
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  9. Using your sharpie pen outline your eggs and basket and anything else you want to make stand out.
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  10. Randomly stamp your script and butterfly stamps on your canvas.
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  11. Highlight your eggs, basket and stencil with assorted Stickles. Let dry.
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  12. Adhere your Martha Stewart Crocheted flowers to the sides of your basket with tacky glue.
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  13. Spray your canvas with a pink, blue and pearl Angel Mist. Let dry. Voila! You have a beautiful Mixed Media work of art!

Love Is In The Air Mixed Media


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“Love is in the air” Mixed Media
Created by Sophia Vida

I saw an article in the Somerset Workshop Magazine where the artist created clay pieces that were stitched onto the canvas. I thought that was a really fun idea and couldn’t wait to give it a try. I found a set of really cute cookie cutters by Wilton Cake decorating at my craft store and used those for the heart balloons.

Normally I work with Fimo Polymer Clay but I wanted to try something a little different so I used the Crayola Air Dry clay instead. I found a package where they gave you small individual packets of clay which were perfect since I only needed a small amount for this piece.

I had to improvise with the stitching a bit. The smaller canvases available in my craft store had a large wooden border on the back. This wasn’t quite what I was looking for because I wanted to stitch several hearts and didn’t want to clump them all together in the center of the canvas. So I stitched the hearts first with the floss, glued them in place and then stitched parts of them onto the canvas. This ended up working very well.

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Stencil of your choice
– Palette Knife
– Matte Mod Podge
– Faber Castell Pitt Pen
– Acrylic Paints: Turquoise, Medium Blue, Navy Blue, Gloss Red
– Crayola Model Magic .5 oz White – 6 ct
– Heart shaped cookie cutters
– White Floss
– Needle
– Stylus with small point
– Aleene’s Tacky Glue
– 8″ x 8″ canvas panel
– Gesso
– Small sponge applicator
– Clean water and paper towels

  1. Apply a coat of gesso to your canvas with the sponge applicator and let dry.
  2. Roll out your clay on a clean surface. Using your heart-shaped cookie cutters make 3 large and 2 small hearts. While the clay is still soft, make holes around the edges for the stitching. I used a stylus with a small pointy tip (you can also use a toothpick or skewer). Let dry according to package directions.
  3. Paint your canvas medium blue. Let dry.
  4. Mix a little navy blue paint with the fiber paste. Using a palette knife apply to left side of canvas. Mix a little turquoise blue paint with the fiber paste. Again using the palette knife apply to left and bottom sides of your canvas. You can also use a stencil and apply a little to the right top corner. Let dry. Note: Don’t apply a lot of fiber paste to the center and right side of your canvas. Otherwise your sentiment and hearts will not lay flat and it will be much harder to pierce the canvas when you are stitching the hearts in place.
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  5. Paint your hearts with gloss red. Use 2-3 coats for good coverage. Allow to dry between coats.
  6. Now to put it all together. If your canvas has a smaller, thin frame go to Step 7. However, if your canvas has a wide wood frame as shown below, stitch your hearts with the floss first.  Make sure to leave about an 8″ piece of floss at the very bottom to tie off your balloons. Glue the hearts into place and move to Step 8. Note: A few stitches on each side of the hearts will do.

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  7. Smaller Frame Canvases: Glue your hearts into place with the tacky glue. Then stitch your entire heart onto the canvas. Make sure to leave about an 8″ piece of floss at the very bottom to tie off your balloons.
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  8. From your computer print the sentiment “Love is in the air” using the Harrington Font size 28. Using the Pitt pen draw boxes around each word and cut out. Glue your sentiment to the right side of the canvas using the Mod Podge.
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  9. Cut a 6″ piece of floss. Wrap it around your balloon strings and tie it off with a bow. Trim as needed. Adhere the back of the bow to the canvas. Pull your balloon strings and tape them underneath your canvas until the glue has dried. Then remove the tape, trim the strings in different lengths. Voila!! You have a beautiful Mixed Media Work of Art!!
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Magical Day Journal Page


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Magical Day Journal Page
Created by Sophia Vida

I loved the color palette from my Song Bird Journal Page so much that I couldn’t resist making another page with it. I drew the tree free hand and painted it with the light and medium browns. I wanted to add a little texture to the tree so I mixed the dark brown paint with the fiber paste and used a palette knife to highlight the bark which worked out pretty well. The leaves were made using a Martha Stewart punch and that’s pretty much it!

For this Project you will need:

– Golden Fiber Paste
Golden Fiber Paste
– Palette Knife
– Clear Gesso or Matte Mod Podge
– Faber Castell Pitt Pens
– Assorted Gelatos
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– Assorted acrylic paints in your choice of colors plus gold for the stars
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– Small Sponge Applicator
– Small Round Brush
– Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal 9″ x 12″ acrylic paints in your choice of colorsStrathmore Mixed Media
– Stickles: Assorted Colors
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– 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. Magical Days Journal Page DSC_0002
  3. Pencil in the tree on the left and paint with the light and medium brown acrylic paints. Let dry.
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  4. Outline the tree with the Medium Pitt Pen. Mix the dark brown paint with the fiber paste and use the side of the palette knife to highlight the bark on the tree. Let dry.
  5. Using a Martha Stewart leaf punch, punch about 14 leaves from an old magazine. Color the leaves with assorted Gelatos. Dip your finger in water and rub the leaves to activate the color. Let dry. Distress the edges of the leaves with the Tea Dye ink and outline them with the Medium Pitt Pen.
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  6. Using a stencil, fiber paste and palette knife, randomly add stars to your page. Let dry.
  7. Paint the stars with watered down gold acrylic paint. Let dry.
  8. Randomly adhere the leaves from step 5 to your page. Highlight the center of each leaf with Stickles. Let dry.
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  9. Handwrite “give thanks” on the right side of your page.
  10. Print the rest of the sentiment from your computer “for every magical day.” Cut out each word and distress edges. Adhere to page using gesso or Matte Mod Podge.
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  11. 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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Song Bird Journal Page


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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
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– Plaid Painting Stencil – Large Bird #30601
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– Americana Brocade & Berries Border Stencil TS04
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– Palette Knife
– Clear Gesso or Matte Mod Podge
– Faber Castell Pitt Pens
– Green & Gold Gelatos
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– Assorted acrylic paints in your choice of colors
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– Small Sponge Applicator
– Small Round Brush
– Cosmetic Sponge
– Strathmore Mixed Media Visual Journal 9″ x 12″
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– Stickles: Assorted Colors
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– 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.
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  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.
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  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.
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  10. Glue a piece of a doily to the top left of your page with clear gesso. Let dry.
    SongBirdJournalPageDSC_0061-Doily
  11. Color the doily with watered down pink and yellow acrylic paint. Let dry. Then highlight with Stickles. Let dry.
    SongBirdJournalPageDSC_0085-PaintedDoily
  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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