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Mixed Media Opaque White Journal Page

Project Description: Pair Grafix Mixed Media Journal Opaque White and Grafix Gold Metallic Foil Board with acrylic paints and collage to create a fun art journal page!

Designed by: Jordan Hill

Difficulty: Moderately Challenging


Steps to Make This:

  1. Start by removing a piece of Opaque White Craft Plastic from your Grafix Mixed Media Journal. Then, apply a thin layer of acrylic paint to a 5″x7″ Gelli Plate and print it in the center of your Opaque White Craft Plastic. This should create quite a lot of texture and a fun background to start things off!
  2. Next, use a foam stamp and some orange acrylic paint to add a pattern. Stamp randomly and try to lead the eye around the page by adding the pattern to various parts of your page.
  3. For the focal point, I glued a piece of paper to my Opaque White Craft Plastic to give myself a space to paint, and then I started to create a face. If you haven’t painted much in the past, it might help to trace a face (from a photo or something similar) to give yourself some guidelines to paint on top of.
  4. Next, we are going to give our figure a simple body. Select a piece of patterned scrapbook paper that you like and place it near your character’s neck. Then, mark out a simple neckline and some gentle curved lines down the sides. You can then cut this piece out and use Double Tack Mounting Film to add it to your page.
  5. To finish off your focal image, give the figure some hair and add some emphasis to the shape of the body by tracing along the edges with a Prismacolor Colored Pencil in the color Black Grape.
  6. Now, add some words to the bottom of your page. I used another foam stamp for my page. Consider overlapping the words with other elements of your page, as I did with this figure’s body. This will help make the different parts of your page feel more connected to each other.
  7. Using a piece of Grafix Metallic Foil Board in Gold, cut out a small crown shape. You can easily draw on the backside of the Metallic Foil Board with a pencil, then cut it out with scissors. Adhere it to the head of your figure with Grafix Double Tack Mounting Film.
  8. Add a border to your page. Here, I used an American Crafts Slick Writer to create a checkered pattern around the edges of my Craft Plastic. Giving your page a border will help keep everything confined within the page and will make it feel more finished.
  9. Finally, using a small star stamp and blue ink, create a small series of stars across your page to fill up some of the empty space. Then, put your Opaque White Craft Plastic back into your Grafix Mixed Media Journal!
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