Hello creative friends! As Christmas is just around the corner, I want to share with you this fun art journal project using collage papers. Wild Whisper designs has such a variety of papers and it’s fun to combine some of these together in one project.
Using the NWD Baubles and Bows and Pam Bray Winter & Christmas collections, tear the patterned paper into pieces of various sizes. Using gel medium, add gel medium to the art journal surface and to the back of the collage paper. Stick it to the surface and brush gel medium on top. For more detailed information on collage, please visit this article.
I wanted to mute the colors of the paper to make the page more cohesive. Using Tim Holtz tissue wrap, I tore up pieces of tissue paper and used gel medium to collage them to the surface.
As the papers can be quite contrasting, add acrylic paint washes to the surface to even out the color. This helps create a more cohesive project.
Using the WWD Stary Skies stencil and interference paint, add stenciling onto the surface using a stencil brush. I love using interference paint because of its color flipping nature!
Fussy cut out the tree and presents from the NWD Baubles and Bows collection. As the paper is a very bright white, add Tim Holtz Antique Linen ink to mute the color of the images. Color them using watercolor paint. Once these focal images were dry, I layered them on the project.
Using the Brush Script stamp set I stamped my phrase “Peace Filled” with Archival Ink. I then wrote in the word Christmas with a Posca paint pen. As the surface is uneven, any areas that didn’t fully transfer ink I filled in with paint pen.
Finish the page by adding journaling. You can choose a color that contrasts, but for this page, I chose to add my journaling in gold. It is still legible but doesn’t take away from the focal images.
I hope that you give this project a try and let me know what you think about the various techniques on this art journal page! You can post your photos to the Wild Whisper Designs Facebook Group, I would love to see your work!
This is my last post of 2021, so I hope that you have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I hope that you take time for creative self care over the holidays. If you are looking for project ideas, check out the blog and visit my website, Hop-A-Long Studio for more projects for creative self care!
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