In the past couple of weeks, I got so into watching Art Journaling videos on YouTube and learning what materials to use and how to go about it. I also used Pinterest for inpiration. I didn’t know what to do with all colourful craft paper I had, and it was my way to get back into drawing because I love sketching and being creative. Yet, the idea to make beautiful creative pages with scrapbook paper, Acrylics, stamps, etc was amazing to me. I never did it, and I was about to attempt it. After some trial and error in another journal book, I bought a proper Mixed Media journaling book: Strathmore 5.5″x8.5″.
- Nikon Coolpix S33 – to take photos.
- Strathmore 5.5″x8.5″
- Gesso by GOLDEN
- Matte Medium by GOLDEN
- Black and Green Acrylic Paints
- Prismacolor Coloured Pencils
- Distress Photofinish Vintage Photo
- Uniball Gel Pens
- Letter Stamps
- White Stamp Colour
- Studio g Glitter Glue Bottle
A few months ago, I made a crochet plushy toy owl that is on my work desk, and the past week, I decided to sketch it out.
I used the first page of my Art Journal, and painted Gesso to prep the page for my Acrylic black and green colours.
I picked a few scrapbook papers, traced the images based on my sketch drawing, and cut them out.
I used dark green coloured pencils to add faded grass to the background. I also added a few dots to the background coloured white and gold with my gel pens.
I used Matte Medium to glue down the scrapbook colourful papers to make the shape for the owls and mushroom.
I added dots for the eyes and mushroom with more scrapbook paper, and I used my gel pens to add features to the owls and mushrooms.
Used letters and white stamp to add my sentimental message. I installed “Quote of the Day – Inspirational Daily Quotes” app on my iPhone and favourited some quotes.
“The world is filled with nice people. If you can’t find one, be one.”
Final Page! Very cool! I wonder what to do next!