That being said, this is my all time favorite post being re-posted for all to see. This was a tutorial that I did called:
Creating an Art Journal Page, I posted it on March 22, 2013. I hope you like it.
When I first felt the desire to create art journal pages I was really stumped as far as just how to do it. My first attempts had so much color on them they seemed too dark to me. After taking some classes and watching a lot of YouTube videos I feel like I've made a lot of progress. At least I am happier with my results. Today I'm going to show you my process, everyone has a different process, but this is how I do what I do. My products for this page have been very generously supplied by Tsukineko/Imagine Crafts. This is my third project for them this month as an "AIRs" (Artists in Residence) team member. It is my themed project for the month of March called "Spring Fling". This is a VERY long post so please grab a cup of coffee or tea and put your feet up.
I used TCW's lacy stencil and a chevron stencil to spray Tsukineko Walnut ink and Willow Walnut ink onto the paper. After spraying these and blotting the page I dried it thoroughly with a heat gun. I added Cottage Ivy Fireworks! spray onto the page and used a paper towel roll to towel it off. Since I wanted more of the green I used Memento's Cottage Ivy ink pad and applied a touch more with my dauber applicator. I blended it in with a baby wipe until the color was just what I wanted. In a few areas I added white gelatos and orange gelatos for more color. These can also be blended with water or a baby wipe.
to the page.