Project Description: Mixed Media Art Journaling is more than a sketchbook; it’s a way to experiment with techniques, materials, explore visual ideas and themes. All bound in a wonderful portable record of a mixed media journey. Use an old art textbook with the pages lightly gessoed so the words just barely show or a traditional mixed media art journal. Using the latter has thicker pages that can stand wet and dry mediums.
Designed by: Lisa Thorpe
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
- Computer Grafix -Clear Adhesive backed ink jet sheet – 8.5 x 11” (cut into quarter sheet)
- Grafix Artist-Tac – 8.5 x 11”
- Grafix Matte Frisket film
- Art Journal
- Spray paint
- Washi tape
- Black and white photocopy of image
- Pattern stencil
- Rubber stamp letters
Steps to Make This:
- This journal page uses a photo of tulips printed on Computer Grafix and a black and white copy on paper of the same image.
- Start by spray-painting the journal pages with a light dusting in pale blue. Tip: When using spray paint always work outside or in a well ventilated space.
- Add more interest to the pages by adhering a phone book page to the left side using Artist-tac adhesive. This product creates a strong bond even over the gesso and spray paint.
- Create a silhouette of a tulip by drawing on Grafix Frisket Film with permanent marker and cut it out with scissors (make sure you save both the negative and positive images to use).
- Lightly tack down the Frisket tulip over the phone book paper and sprayed with red paint then gently remove the Frisket mask.
- Cut printed image of tulips on Computer Grafix in half, remove backing and gently press one half to each page.
- Using Artist-tac adhere portions of the black and white photocopy to provide contrast.
- To bring more of the red to the right hand page use the outside of the tulip mask cut from the Frisket Film to spray paint a red tulip on the right — creating a negative and positive of the image.
- Finally add some rubber stamped words, outline stenciled images and a bit of washi tape embellishment.