Embrace the Journey by Nicole Austin
I decided to try a landscape orientation for my art journal page by turning it so that I was working with a wider surface. I just started playing with my new Distress Resist Spray recently and have really enjoyed the results so I wanted to share it with you!
First, I started by applying the resist spray through stencils (Flower Gang 4 and Doodle Leaves). My spray bottle was clogged, so I transferred a little bit to a mini mister. In some areas, the spray pooled instead of applying a nice, even mist, so I just went over those areas with a little makeup sponge. I also added drips with the resist ink. Once that dried, I added little splatters and drips with the acrylic ink. Next, I sprayed the entire (DRY!) page with the Mr Huey’s color mist and quickly wiped it over the page with a baby wipe. The ink will soak into any blank spots on the page and the resist ink and acrylic ink will resist the spray. This can be done with any permanent spray ink or even some watered down acrylic paint. Be sure to have a lot of baby wipes handy to wipe away the excess ink. It’s such a magical feeling to see the flowers show up in the background! The acrylic ink will resist the spray ink as well, so you will get a nice pop of color, too! Then, create a dark border by adding a bit of fluid acrylic to the edges and blend with a baby wipe. Use the acrylic and spray bottle to create some drips, as well. Then stencil some leaves with the Garden 2 stencil around the edges.
Add some collage images of butterflies with Mod Podge and just a hint of background stamping with the script stamp and some fluid acrylic in Prussian Blue Hue. Stamp your sentiment, phrase, or quote in the middle I chose, “embrace the journey,” as encouragement I may need to face difficult changes in my life. You can choose whatever inspires or motivates you.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this creative team tutorial and you’re inspired to create something of your own!
FW Daler Rowney acrylic ink (Genesis Green, Sundown Magenta, Crimson)
Mr Huey’s Color Mist (Classic Tan)
Golden Fluid Acrylic (Prussian Blue Hue, Van Dyke Brown)
Tim Holtz Cling Foam Stamps (“Cutout Script”)
Versafine black pigment ink
Art Foamies stamp (Balzer Designs, “Writers Block”)
Ranger Mini Mister
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