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"Who's That Girl" Art Journal Card

by: Claudia Neubacher
January 15, 2015

See how I create this 4x6" Art Journal card using DecoArt Media.

Items needed :

  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 8oz - Heirloom
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish Paint 2oz - Treasure
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics - Transparent Red Iron Oxide
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Texture Sand Paste
  • DecoArt Media Mediums and Specialty Products - Clear Matte Medium
  • Americana Decou-Page (Glue-Sealer-Finish) 8oz - Americana Decou-Page Antique
  • Paint brush
  • Scissors
  • Palette knife
  • Brads - four
  • Rough ribbon
  • Quote and/or letter stamps
  • Small portrait or photograph
  • Dictionary page and stained paper scrap
  • Black archival stamping ink
  • Spray bottle with water
  • Heat tool (optional)

Instructions :

Tear a strip off an old dictionary page and glue it (slightly off-center) to the art journaling card using Antique Decou-Page. Trim off any excess once dry.

Randomly brush on some Chalky Finish Heirloom and Treasure, leaving visible brush strokes.

Using the media Matte Medium apply a piece of rough ribbon and let dry.

Make a mix of a teaspoon of Media Texture Sand Paste with four drops of Media Fluid Acrylic Transparent Red Iron Oxide and scrape on randomly with a palette knife. Let dry thoroughly.

Add some script by stamping with black archival ink to create additional texture.

Spray on some Turquoise Media Shimmer Mister in various spots and moisten with water from the spray bottle to create some dripping lines by holding the journal card upright. Lay flat once content with the look and let dry.

Cut to size a portrait and glue onto a slightly larger piece of old dictionary page so it builds a frame. Fix to the journal card with four brads.

Stamp your quote onto some stained paper scrap, cut out the single words and glue to the journal card. Done.

Be sure to visit Von Pappe II for more projects and to learn more about Claudia Neubacher.


Thanks Claudia for a fabulous tutorial, love the colours and just a wonderful stunning result! Ruth x


January 16, 2015

That's fabulous I love all the different textures, and haven't seen the sand paste before. Elizabeth x


January 16, 2015


Kathy Gledsdale

January 16, 2015

This is beautiful. I love the colors and textures.

Karenliz Henderson

January 16, 2015

Absolutely stunning Claudia! Love the paint effects and as soon as I can get out of the house I will be purchasing some DecoArt paints and mediums - the projects shared on this blog are fabulous. Thank you for the step by step too Karen x

Karen P

January 16, 2015

LOVE it !

Ellie Knol

January 16, 2015

Beautiful - so much texture and it!

Susie Carranza

January 16, 2015

Love it!! Can't wait to have a go.


January 17, 2015

Great Work.


January 17, 2015

Absolutely Stunning Claudia! The colors and textures used are gorgeousness all over! Thanks so much for the tutorial and share! You inspire me!

Jackie P Neal

January 18, 2015

Liebe Claudia das sieht total schön aus mit dem Gewebe als Strukturelement, dazu das alte Foto und diesen tollen Farbkontrast von Rost mit Blau, den ich auch sehr gerne mag. klasse Arbeit. Liebe Grüße Sabine


January 18, 2015

WOW!! Simply WOW, Claudia! Thank you so much for your steps of creating this mini layered work of art!! Just WOW!! I want & need everything!! XOXO-Shari

Shari T

January 19, 2015

<3 Thank you so much @all for the wonderful comments! They mean a lot to me! Mwah! X Claudia


January 20, 2015

Beautiful Claudia Love the colours and fabulous textures, love how you have used the Chalk paint too Great tutorial as always Jools x


January 20, 2015

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