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Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Guava

 

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Hi everyone, Mou Saha here today with an altered book art journal page tutorial using Faber-Castell ® Design Memory Craft® Gelatos®  Guava and Faber-Castell®  Design Memory Craft®  Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils.

Before we start, let me tell you two things:

  • This art journal is not a journal at all. It's an old hard cover book. I'll show you how to prep it into an art journal.
  • The illustration I used is actually a coloring page. That's a creative way to take your colored pages beyond the coloring book.

So, let's get started.

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Book pages are typically thinner than art journal pages. Adding a few coats of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gesso makes it a bit stronger while priming the very porous book paper for your wet mediums. Use binder clips to hold your pages together while you apply gesso to your pages.

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Tear out a page from a coloring book. Here, I have used a page from my own printable coloring book, No Place Like Home. You can use any page you have.

Cut out the image with scissors.

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Attach the cut out illustration to the art journal with Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gel Medium.

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Rub Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos Guava on the page and blend with a wet brush.

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With Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils, color the illustration. Blend colors with a wet brush.

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Use Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK, B tip to journal.

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Here's a close up of my finished page.

Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and have fun with the Gelatos Guava!

Supplies:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos  Guava

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Gel Medium

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accent Essential PITT Artist Pens BLACK

"No Place Like Home” Printable Coloring Book

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Wendy Bellino

What a great layout and your handwriting is GORGEOUS!

Mou Saha

Thanks Wendy!

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