Tres Jolie Kit Club-October Mixed Media Kit-Art Journaling

Hey, all! Welcome back to the Tres Jolie blog!

Today I am bringing you an Art Journal spread I created using the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit.

I find Art Journaling can be freeing and relaxing. There isn’t a need to have a plan going in, I think it’s impossible to “make a mistake,” and you can practice with your mediums!

In the video I go over the different items (also listed at the end of this post) I used to make this spread and I show the process involved.


Video:

 

I first coated the pages in my art journal with some clear gesso, then started layering my stencils for the background – drying in between each layer. After my background was finished I just started drawing! The paints are no longer water-reactive once they are dry, so I only worried about using my Workable Fixatif when I wanted my Stabilo pencils to stay put!​

I didn’t worry about trying to make everything “perfect,” I just went along adding color and designs as I felt the “need” for them. After the background stenciling, I added my leafy vines, mushrooms, and leaf. I mixed some of the Nuvo Sparkle Spray with some clear gesso to make it more of a paint and (tried) using it to create some shadow effects and to color my leaf some. After I had it painted on I watered the remaining mixture down some and splattered it across the pages. The final step to the spread was to draw on the border around the pages.

 

Thank you for joining us here at Tres Jolie, I hope this project gave you some ideas of what you can do with the mediums found in this month’s Mixed Media Kit!

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October 2020 Mixed Media Kit:

In addition to items from this month’s Mixed Media Kit (*from previous Tres Jolie kits), I used:

Fabrika Decoru Stencil FDTR 162, *A.B. Studio Stencil, *TCW “Mini Art Deco Leaves” Stencil, Echo Park “Mini Leaves” Stencil, *Prima Waterbrush, Stabilo Black & White, Sharpie Pen – Black, Prima/Finnabair Heavy White Gesso, Liquitex Clear Gesso, Ranger Heat-It Craft Tool, Ranger Blending Tool, Krylon Workable Fixatif, Dina Wakley Media Journal 8” x 10”

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