How an art journal page evolved

I’d like to show you how many changes and layers there can be in an art journal page. For me the process is unpredictable. A little planning always gets me started but this can be simply the decision to start the first layer with blues and the next with a warm opposite colour.

On this page I also wanted to use some of the Martha Stewart Crafts paper stencils and a laser cut ornament (the cross) from one of Michaels exclusive bands–ArtMinds. The laser cut cross is meant to be used as a Christmas ornament but I don’t celebrate Christmas. I did however see some exciting use of the cross as a stamp or even a stencil.

Here’s how it went (click the images to see an enalargement):

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  • Josephine

    The process of layering is interesting. Your journal page turned out pretty good with the various colors you used, it has an antique feeling. The metallic colors from Martha are nice. I am going to try this process on a smaller scale.

    • Laura

      Thanks Josephine! Good luck. I’d love to see what you end up doing.