Here’s how I created my starry art journal page, step x step:
Cut a variety of paper strips. I did not measure at all but simply cut those using my tonic trimmer – whatever happened was good enough to use. And if you are not at all worried then cut them freehand, as anything goes in art journaling.
Adhere the paper strips in a weave pattern along the one corner of your background page. For this page I worked on a 5×7” watercolour page.
Apply a thin layer of gesso using a palette knife. A thin layer of gesso will still enable you to see the paper colours and designs adding lots of interest to your overall design and end result.
Then add a variety of stamped images and stencilling to the background once the gesso is dry. I used a soft grey colour to add to the soft muted look on the background.
Use the same star stencil and add stars using texture paste.
For my title I stamped the wording in a black ink making it stand out against the background a bit more. The effect is subtle but still obvious.
I love how the Lady Pattern Paper papers still stand out, but also totally blend into their background surrounds – finding a new home and purpose for those tiny little paper off-cut strips.
And that’s how easy it is to create an art journaling page using your scraps and a few added extras.
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