Wednesday, 30 November 2016

DecoArt Blogger Outreach Program: Art Journal Spread You Wings Layout

Hi all

I have a new art journal spread to share. I have been practicing with this area of mixed media for a couple of months and it is getting there slowly. 

i started off by covering both pages with white gesso. This covers up any marks on the pages and stops inks soaking through. I then choose three shades of green for the background which are Early Spring Green, Citrus Green and Ocean Green. I painted the pale color over the pages and then while it was drying i went over the edged with Citrus and Ocean green.

I then stamped around the edges with Frayed Burlap Distress ink and used the Lost Coast Designs  Grunge ATC Background Stamps Set. I then used a pale blue acrylic paint and covered sections of the stamps and stamped them randomly along the edges and page. I like the textures to be imperfect and a bit faded.

I used the DecoArt Spirited Urban Ink stencil with white modeling paste to add the focal points and lettering.

I went over the stencil with Turquoise Metallic Lustre once it had set to bring the design up a bit more.

Thank you for visit


  1. Lovely pages Katy, love the greens! xx

  2. Beautiful pages Katie. The colours are stunning. Cathy x

  3. Gorgeous journal Katie. Love how you have used the paste for the raised effect's.

  4. Hi Katie your pages are stunning. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  5. Gorgeous butterfly. Love the colors as well

  6. Gorgeous butterfly. Love the colors as well

  7. Fabulous journal pages Katie. Great colours and lovely textures xx

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