Hi Everyone! Today I want to share with you a simple tutorial on creating a background in your art journal. I was experimenting with a new ink spray that I was testing out to see if I wanted to carry in my store (and I am). It is called Lindy’s Stamp Gang, and it comes in 5 bottle color coordinated sets. The bottles come with just powder in them, and you add hot water. I am a Glimmer Mist freak, so I was very interested in these sprays. I have to say, I love them. The darker color took a little scrubbing to get off, but I think the effect was worth it. The technique that I am about to show you could be done using Glimmer Mist or Dylusions ink sprays.
Let’s get started! I always place a sheet of heavy cardstock under the pages that I am working on to protect the other pages in the journal. I am working with a Dylusions 12×9 Creative Journal. I have not prepped the pages.
The only supplies you will need are ink sprays, a stencil, paint brush, white acrylic paint, and an art journal.
Now you have this easy, beautiful background waiting for journaling, doodling, a border, stamping, photos, you name it! Sometimes I will create several background pages, then go back when I come across the perfect quote, stamp, or image and finish the page when I have more time and/or inspiration strikes.
In yesterday’s blog post I created another art journaling page. Believe it or not, I used the same ink sprays for my background except I primed my page with gesso before I started. It gives a softer effect because not as much paint is absorbed into the paper.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and realize how easy it is to get started in your art journal creating simple backgrounds.
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