Art Journal Pages

Holla! Jinal Savla here…This month I have been experimenting with art journal and various techniques of mixed media… Let me take you through the process.

Step 1: Glued down 2 pages together to create a slightly thicker base and then primed it with Little Birdie’s white gesso.

Step 2: Sprinkled water randomly on the page. Used Vibrant shade chalk paints from the brand with combination of pink, orange, and yellow and blended them together.

Step 3: Used reverse stenciling effect. Before the paint dries I used a stencil to lift some paint off the page with a baby wipe.

Step 4: To add more texture, stamped certain designs/texture randomly to get the depth using LB – pigmented dye ink pad…also stamped ‘Dream’ on the right side of the page.

Step 5: Used Little Birdie’s Gold leaf flakes along with gliding glue to achieve the shimmer sentiment- ‘Shine’

Step 6: Die cut flowers using LB thin cut dies, watercoloured the inside, stuck it slightly keeping one over the other and doodled the outline with 0.5 marker.

Step 7: Added sentiments and a bird element along with sprinkled paint to complete the final look of the page.

Art journaling is super relaxing and I usually enjoy working on it when facing any kind of creative block. You can experiment with different techniques, background, textures and so forth… it gives you complete freedom to express! Hope you too give it a try and experience it for yourself.

List of products used:

1- chalk paints https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/chalk-matt-acrylic-paint-vibrant-60ml-each-6pc?ref=JinalSavla

2- Gesso- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/gesso-white-100ml-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

3- Stencil- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/search?page=2&q=stencil&ref=JinalSavla&type=product

4 – Clear stamp- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/clear-stamps-mystique-garden-1pc-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

5- Thin cut die- https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/coordinating-clear-stamp-dies-set-bloom-vista-18pc-1set?ref=JinalSavla

6- Pigmented ink pad: https://littlebirdiecrafts.com/products/pigment-ink-pad-passion-flower-p9-1pc-little-birdie?ref=JinalSavla

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Wishing you a happy weekend ! Stay Happy and Healthy.

Much Love, Jinal Savla

Steampunk Art Journal Pages

Hi, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! How are you today?

I have been enjoying using my new ring bound planner since my last project and so I tried to do a little steampunk themed spread next.

I love working with different mediums to create my spreads. So I was really happy to have everything I need to use in just one store! Little Birdie was able to let me shop so conveniently!

I used a mix of gold, bronze, yellow, white and peach for my design here and I used a black card stock as my base to channel more of that steampunk look.

My planner is an A6 size one so I only used a single chipboard piece from Little Birdie Crafts that I cut-up portions of and strategically placed around my pages.

Then I simply added in flowers and some pearls to decorate. I like my planners and journals chunky so most of my projects have bulk and dimension to the designs.

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Thank you for viewing this post and I hope this inspired you to create something as well.

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Hard Cover Journal with Soft Touches

I love making and using soft cover journals, but I also love the durability of a hard cover. So for today’s project, I’m bringing them together to make a hard cover laminated journal with lots of fabric touches to give it a soft cover feel!

I used some pretty papers from the Boho Dreams collection and the Lime Colour Splash to make some perfectly matching cotton lace for the closure.

I laminated two of the papers to make a cover for a Traveller’s Notebook style journal where I could add some inserts from my own stash that seemed to match perfectly!

It was all so easy that I even added a cute little matching bookmark.

I sprayed some plain ivory cotton lace with the Lime colour splash to get the perfect green (I think it’s my favourite part of the whole journal!) and added some rhinestones for a little sparkle and shine.

If you want to see how quick and easy it is to make this fun project, check out the video below for step by step instructions.

If you’d like to make your own hard cover journal with a soft cover feel, here are the products I used:

Lime Color Splash
Boho Dreams 12X12 Paper Pad

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