Three quick art journal pages – by Niamh

by Niamh Baly

Hi All,

I have been messing around in my art journal using the fantastic Scrap FX products this month to create 2 super quick layouts (and one more time consuming – but relaxing to complete). For the more complex page, I was inspired by the fabulous Tracy Scott from Paper Artsy who taught some classes in Australia recently. I adapted her paper cutting techniques to use the wonderful Scrap FX products instead.

For this page I started off by decorating the front and back pages (leaving a page in-between to cut from) with shades of blue and green acrylics. I then stencilled over them with the botanical, forestry and flower bud stencils. I then used the excess paint on my sponge to sponge the botanical stencil a few times onto the blank page in-between the two pages I had just painted. This was going to be my cutting guide for the lace cut page.

I inserted a thin cutting mat between the pages and with a very sharp craft knife, I removed the stencilled pieces of the botanical image. This gave me a lace pattern all over my page.

 

Go slow with this part – it is quite relaxing but it can be time consuming.

Finally I painted the centre page with black gesso all over to make it stand out and added some of the new 3D flower transparencies and butterflies. On the left hand page I glued down a botanical silhouette and added the #happymoments chipboard, along with some journalling. To see the process of creating this page – check out the step by step video below.

The next two pages were super quick to complete.

I did them both in my use it up journals – so the backgrounds were already created.

On the create page I added some botanical collage paper to the background, then stencilled over it in green.

I then added the Stacked forest silhouette and the Create with abandon phrase to the bottom after I painted it green.

The second page I stencilled the botanical flower using texture page and left it to dry completely. Then I doodled over the top with a black pen and stamped the text circle and the doodles stamp into the centre. I decided my flowers needed leaves so I stamped some using the petals and leaves stamp in black and doodled around them with some loose lines. I then cut out some small butteries from the transparency sheet and added them for dimension.

I hope you enjoyed these quick pages and have a go at them in your own artwork. Don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube Channel to get more inspiration.

Below is a list of the products used in these pages.

Happy creating

Niamh

@niamhbaly

 

 

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