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Good Intentions Art Journal Spread

by: norma gomez
June 22, 2017

Good Intentions Art Journal Spread

Hello, hello!  Today I have a fun art journal page to share with you!

Items needed :

  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Sienna
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Cobalt Teal Hue
  • Andy Skinner Stencils 8x8 - Creativity
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Burnt Umber
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Raw Sienna
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titan Buff
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Titanium White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Gesso - White
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Diarylide Yellow
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Dioxazine Purple
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - English Red Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Phthalo Blue
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Metallic Silver
  • Bohemian Clear Stamps
  • Assorted Brushes
  • Bic White Out Pen
  • White Paint Marker
  • White Gel Pens
  • Art Journal
  • Black Ink
  • Printed Digital Image
  • Patterned Paper Scraps
  • Washi Tape

Instructions :

I started with a page in my art journal that had bits of scrap paper and random stamped images.  I usually use my art journal to use up any extra bits of paper, paint and ink.  Supplies can be expensive so I like to use up as much as I can to reduce waste.  I used the matte medium to adhere the papers and then applied a thin layer of gesso over everything.  I use gesso on all of my paint projects.  For me, it’s an absolute must.  The gesso helps keep colors true and keeps the paint from being absorbed into the substrate so you use less paint.

After that, I laid down a base coat of Dioxazine Purple.  Then I used the Andy Skinner Creativity stencil to remove some of the paint with a paper towel.  

After applying the paint, I noticed the pages were beginning to come apart in the center of my journal.  To fix this problem, I added fun bohemian washi tapes across the seam.  Then added a layer of matte medium to make sure they would stay down.

I continued with the bohemian theme by randomly adding layers of bright colors.

Since I like to use scraps in my art journal, I dug into my digital art drawer.  This is where I put the images that I print out to use as a reference when working on my art projects.  This particular image was the inspiration for my Fairy Wishes canvas.  Anywho, I cut her out and glued her down using the matte medium.  Then added some of my go to doodles with a Bic White Out pen.

I used the image as an outline and painted over her.  I started with all the shadows and then added the mid-tones, highlights and finished up with the details.  Painting over an image is a fun way to save some time on your projects.

Using the Andy Skinner stencil again, I outlined BREATHE with a white paint marker.

To finish out my page, I added: I’m just a soul whose intentions are good.

This art journal page came together super quick and I love the way it turned out.  For more inspiration, be sure to check out all of my teamies’ beautiful projects!  

Thank you so much for joining me today!!!

Be sure to visit Little Honey Bee Studios for more projects and to learn more about norma gomez.

Comments

You did an awesome job! Love the colors.

Natalie Godfrey

June 22, 2017

That is gorgeous!!!!

Gigi

June 23, 2017

Thank you very much Natalie and Gigi!

Norma Gomez

June 24, 2017

Lovely art journaling. It feels spontaneous, and free! Gorgeous colours :-)

Kate Crane

June 27, 2017

Oh Norma - I could just stare at your artwork all day. The colors are just so rich and alluring - as is your beautiful gypsy soul. Wonderful! Xj.

Joi@RR

July 13, 2017

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