I want to share with you a step-by-step page prep for your creative art journal. This is one of the many techniques that I will be teaching at the Portland Art and Soul Retreat 2017! This techniques uses watercolor and mixed media.
Here is a list of supplies you need to create this page.
- Your art journal (it doesn’t have to be watercolor paper – I used a Moleskin notebook)
- Watercolors, watercolor brush, palette and water
- Mixed media embellishments such as oil sharpie pens,
- Twinkling H2O such as Solar Gold
- Tim Holtz Distress Stain
- A water mister
- Permanent pen
Start by painting 2 pages in your journal with analogous watercolors (colors next to each other on the color wheel). I used Indian yellow and French Vermilion. Mist the paints lightly to help them blend together. Sprinkle and splatter a third color such as Cobalt blue teal. Let this dry.
Paint the Twinkling H2O Solar Gold along the edges of the pages. Add the distress stain along the edges too, blending and letting them mix. Use colors that will enhance the edges.