Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Clean and simple art journal pages with Josefine

Hi everyone! Can you believe it's the end of February already? So much to do and not enough time in the day. Does that happen to you? I'm in the middle of several projects at work, doing my MBA, life in general - sometimes there is just not enough time to craft. But crafting is what keeps us sane, right? That's why I wanted to share some "clean and simple" (CAS) art journal pages with you that can be done in a few minutes. Just some fun, crafting, mess - and at the end, happiness.

To do that, I found a small art journal, so it feels less daunting to start. A small page is easier to fill, at least that was the idea. I added just a bit of white paint as my first layer.

Next, I used my small, round Gel Press, added three little paint drops to it, and spread it out. Then I used the "Cross Marks" and "Row of Numbers" stamp to remove paint from the Gel Press. Because I didn't want to waste it, I stamped them onto the next page.

To incorporate the mono print a bit more into the background, I used my palette knife to scrape a bit more white paint on top of it.

I added a few additional marks using a white gel pen and then stamped "Witch with Scarf on Broom" on top of the page. 

For the sentiment, I stamped the "Black is the new Black" stamp onto a separate piece of paper, crumbled it up a bit, and then adhered it to the page.

And here is what I did with the second page. I also added a mono print with the same colors, but then stamped the "Scribbled Circle" on top in a slightly darker color.

For my focal image, I stamped "Death riding Pegasus" onto a piece of tissue paper and adhered it onto the page. Unfortunately, the tissue paper didn't disappear far enough into the background, so I had to get creative.

First, I added some white, watered-down, paint to simulate a cloud...

and then I added the "I'm not afraid" sentiment around it. Now it's barely noticeable.

Here are the two CAS art journal pages. I hope you enjoyed them and got some ideas for your quick projects when you have just a few minutes time.

Thanks for stopping by!

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