“It’s the small pieces” Art Journal Page

Hello everyone.  How are you today?

Today, I am working on a piece of 6×6 inch watercolour cardstock from Ranger, which I am going to put in my ring bound 6×6 art journal.


I started the page with a basic bit of water colouring.  I just wanted to create some hills, a yellow sun and a clear blue sky.


Once this was dry, I added in some detail, using Archival “Jet Black” ink and a set of stitched circles stamps.  I then added some detail using a Pigma Micron pen, to create some stitching in places around the page, as well as some cobbles on the path and a few odds and ends of grass.  Using some Inktense Pencils from Derwent, I added some shading to the page.


To complete the background, I stamped some stitched circles and some script randomly over the page, using Distress Oxides in “Salty Ocean” and “Bundled Sage”.


I die cut some clouds and added some blue watercolour to their edges before drawing in the same stitched details as on the rest of the page, before sticking them down with foam tape.


For the focal image, I cut a basic house shape out of woodgrain patterned paper, before adding a roof (with a bit of thin crochet lace underneath).  I coloured elements of the house with watercolours and then stuck the house to the page with foam tape and then added some Glossy Accents over the windows and added a small wooden button for the door knob.


For the sentiment, I went with a quote from Tim Holtz “Small Talk” sticker book and added some yellow watercolour over the top, to bring some of the sunshine yellow further down the page.


I finished the doodled flowers with some Liquid Pearls in “Robin’s Egg” and “Oyster”, before creating a border to the page using a “Dark Indigo” Derwent Inktense pencil and activated the ink with a water brush.


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Happy crafting, Gem x

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