Sunday, March 24, 2013

It takes everything to stand journal page

Here is one of my favourite pages in my art journal I thought I would share. 

I started off by spraying my pages with water then added a bunch of fun bright Dylusions Ink Sprays.  I then used my black sharpie and drew circles around all the 'blobs' of spray that I didn't like.  Keeping with the 'circular' theme, I added some green polkadots using a Crafters Workshop stencil.  I found the page to be too bright so I took out my big circle stencil and sprayed some White Linen over it to soften it up a bit.  I love this look!

I started doodling one of my favourite quotes, one I try to live by, you know, 'be your own person' kind of thing....I used a fine tip black sharpie and coloured in some of the letters with my Faber Castell Pitt pens in various colours. 

Then I pulled out my Peerless Watercolours (my ABSOLUTE FAVOURITE - these are so brilliantly beautiful, so rich in colour, I use them all the time) and just painted on random circles and added some colour to the lettering and the lines underneath the lettering etc... 

I went around the perimeter of the whole page using Dyan Reaveley's cling stamps, and also added some circle word stamps from my stash!  I'm pretty happy with the outcome! 
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is beautiful. Love the colors and love the inspiring words.

  2. WOWZERS! Krista, this is STUNNING! I've been collecting supplies to try my hand at some mixed media canvases and bought an art book too. Your hand letting is brilliant! Thanks for the tip about the pearless watercolours...I have some and good to know I can use them when I get the nerve up to actually get messy!
    P.S. thanks for the sweet comment, hun!

  3. It turned out beautifully. I love it!!

  4. love the colors and circle theme - thanks for sharing your step by step