Love journal page with Nicole Austin
I was feeling a bit in a “Valentine”-y mood, so I decided to go with a palette of red, purple, pink and ended up with a little more blue & aqua in the end! It’s ok to try new colors but it’s also OK to stick with the colors that you absolutely love. I hope you enjoy the techniques in the video. I like to use a lot of layers in my art journal because it is a place where I can experiment and use up my stash!
I printed a page of butterflies from the Vintage butterfly collage pak (sunday inspiration 12-3-17) onto a light blue, patterned piece of scrapbook paper that I had cut down to fit my printer (8.5” x 11”). It’s a fun way add color and pattern to vintage collage images! Washi tape can also be a great collage element. Experiment by putting down washi tape over different layers and pull up the tape every once in a while to reveal a contrasting, “old” layer underneath! It can add a kind of unexpected splash of color and pattern to your page.
List Products Used:
Collage Sheet: Vintage butterfly collage pak (sunday inspiration 12-3-17)
Paint: Golden fluid acrylic (teal, payne’s grey, quinacridone violet), High Flow acrylic (fluorescent pink), Acrylic paint (fluorescent pink, titan buff)
Paint pens: Sharpie extra-fine point (white), Liquitex 15mm (red, gold, white)
Other items: Kwik Stix, Stabilo 3-in-1 Woody Pencils
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