I am working on a couple of art journal spreads so I thought I would upload photos to show the process as I work on it.  Very much a WIP!

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

I am using additional pages for my large Dylusions journal.  These come in a pack with buff, kraft and black pages and some tape to fix them into your journal.  I wanted to work on them separately before I affixed them to the journal.  These first two pages have been gessoed and then I used some of Finnabair’s Flutter tissue paper, selecting the parts of the design I wanted to use in the journal, and stuck them down with Distress Collage paste.

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

I did the same thing with the second set of pages, this time using a different tissue paper – Finnabair’s Carte Postale.  Then I used Paper Texture Paste with the Swirly Florals stencil on this spread and a Tim Holtz Cogs stencil on the first spread.

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

 

Here’s a close up of what the paper paste looks like when it is dry – it really is awesome stuff!

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

I applied some of Finnabair’s Liquid Acrylics in Violet and Magenta, spraying it with water and letting it run down the page.

art journal spread finnabair tissue and stencils

I used the same process on the second set of pages, this time with Avocado Green and the rest of the Violet liquid acrylics.

PROJECT RECIPE: (this will be added to as it is a WIP)
Finnabair tissue paper – Flutter and Carte Postale
Swirly Florals stencil
Tim Holtz cogs stencil
Acrylic Fluid Medium
Liquid Acrylics – magenta, violet, avocado green
Dylusions journal and extra pages pack
Distress Collage Medium

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