Christmas Preview – Day 5
Happy December everyone. I am back with another project to help get you in the Christmas spirit. I really wanted to go outside my usual craft style and give art journaling a try. I purchased a journal a few months ago and this is my first finished spread.
For this double page entry, I colored the background with some ink spray I made by mixing Lindy’s Stamp Gang- Bonjour Butter Magical with water into a spray bottle. I also took the same magical and mixed it into some thinned out white acrylic paint making a slightly darker shade than the spray, this was easy because you can choose how much powder you need to achieve the color you are looking for. I used 2 stencils from 7 Dots Studio’s and sponged the paint onto the background.
I stamped some images across the bottom as well as the top to make the ornaments. I colored the ornaments using C’est La Vie Cerise magical in watercolor fashion.
The border was colored in with copic markers and a PITT pen from Fabercastel. The title is from Pretty Little Studio’s “Holiday Words“.
I showed this layout to a friend and she told me that “Art journaling is so personal…” I have to agree. This project has lit a fire in me and has given me another creative outlet.
Thank you for looking and I hope this has inspired you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace the holiday season.