Art Journaling

Passion Fruit Mosaic Page by Rachel

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I hope you are loving all the pink on the Design Memory Craft blog this month! This is Rachel Kleinman to continue with the happy color, specifically the Gelatos® Color of the Week: Passion Fruit.  Maybe you can tell I used quite a lot of pink Gelatos® on this journal page... couldn't help myself :)

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I started with a gesso'd page and drew in squares with Gelatos® Strawberry, Watermelon, Guava, Passion Fruit, and Blood Orange. I used a paintbrush with water to break down the pigments and paint in the squares. I love the smooth matte look of blended Gelatos®, it made for a gorgeous mosaic spread!

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Next, I added some small simple doodles throughout the page. I drew thin lines with a Black Paper Crafter Crayon™, thick lines with a Pink Madder Stamper's Big Brush Pen, circles with the Metallic Gold Pitt Pen and then just smeared some Pearl Texture Luxe™ with my finger.

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My favorite way to use the Glaze medium is to mix it with Gelatos® and apply it through a stencil. Here I mixed Glaze with chopped up Passion Fruit Gelatos® and the Mixed Media 102 Stencil. Now time to let everything dry completely!

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Gelatos® are so versatile... don't forget they work as a great water color, too! You can vary the strength of the color by adding more water to lighten it and less water to keep it more opaque. Here I scribbled some Black Licorice Gelatos® on my craft mat and mixed up the pigment with a wet paintbrush. Then I used the brush to flick splatters of black throughout my journal page.

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Finally, the last step! The White Stamper's Big Brush Pen was traced through this little flower stencil from the Scandinavian Stencil Collection. Lastly I added some writing with a Black Pitt Pen. I've been listening to The Beauty and the Beast soundtrack, so of course I had to add some lyrics to this!

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Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy the last couple days of your February and get creative!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Passion Fruit, Strawberry, Watermelon, Guava, Blood Orange, Black Licorice

Mixed Media 102 Stencil Collection

Mixed Media Scandinavian Stencil Collection

Pitt Pen: Black, Gold

Stamper's Big Brush Pen: White, Pink Madder

Paper Crafter Crayons™ Neutral Pack

Texture Luxe Paste Pearl

Gesso

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

 

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Let Your Art Out

 

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Sometime you just gotta play.  There are days when I am short on time but just gotta do something creative.  My little art journal is the perfect place for this and the color of the week  Gelatos® Mars added the right amount of sparkle and energy.  

Grab your Gelatos® Mars, Black Hole, Satellite, Galaxy and let's play.  Let's get creative together. 

Let Your Art Out

Use  Gelatos® Mars, Black Hole, Satellite and Galaxy to color background.  Spritz with water,  color with Gelatos and  spread with a wet paint brush or finger. Let it dry.  Add a small drop of Gesso, spritz with water and spread with a  brayer. 

 

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Use Ice Layers - Arrows to add a fun dimensional pattern.  Spread Texture Luxe™ Silver

 with a palette knife.  Gently remove Ice Layer.  Notice how clean the pattern is.  Woohoo!

 

Let Your Art Out 2

Color a paper flower(die cut) or two with Gelatos® Mars.  Spritz paper with water, add Gelatos and spread with finger.  Crumble and ink edges with  Gelatos® Black Hole

Add a  decorative brad to the  center of the  flower and adhere to page. 

 

Let Your Art Out 3

Scribble around page using Texture Gems™ Silver . 

 

 Let Your Art Out Finish

Add splatters along the edges of the page by loading paintbrush with water, swipe across the  top of Gelatos® Mars and Black Hole and tap paintbrush to add splatters.  Lastly, apply  Gelatos® Black Hole around the edges of the page. 

Tada! 

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, challenges and more. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


 


An Art Journal Page with Gelatos® Color IRIDESCENTS Mars

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It's February and there are hearts everywhere. So, why not create an art journaling page about hearts? Hello there, Mou here today with an art journaling tutorial using the brand new Gelatos® color MARS from the IRIDESCENTS Set.

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To make this page, you'll need:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® Colors: Mars (IRIDESCENTS Set), Aqua Dolce, Banana, Chocolate, Earl Grey

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper's Big Brush Pen: BLACK

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Collapsible Water Cup

Other: Watercolor paper, stamp, paint brush, pencil

Let's get started!

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Rub Gelatos color Mars generously on the watercolor paper. Blend with water.

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Add Gelatos colors Earl Grey and Chocolate to the page and blend with water. Paint some circles with the Gelatos colors as shown.

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Make some marks with Gesso.

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Add more colors to the page with Gelatos colors Aqua Dolce and Banana.

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Add more marks with Chalkboard Paint.

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Paint some circles with gesso as shown.

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Draw a heart on the page and color around it to make it more prominent.

Ink up alphabet stamps with Stamper's Big Brush pen BLACK and stamp your journaling in and around the heart.

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Here's a close up of my page.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and give the IRIDESCENT Mars a try!
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An Art Journal Page with Gelatos Color Fig

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Hi everyone, Mou here today with an art journaling tutorial for you using the Gelatos® color Fig!

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Fig is this beautiful mix of purple and grey and works really well with both warm and cool colors. Without further ado, let me show you how I used Fig in my art journaling page.

Let's start with the supplies I used:

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® colors: Fig, Banana, Blood Orange, Blueberry, Peach

Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Textural Accents: Chalkboard Paint, Gel Medium, Gesso

Faber-Castell Design Memory CraftStamper's Big Brush Pen: Black

Others: Mixed media paper, found papers, thread, sewing machine, chipboard letters, paint brush, stamps, pencil

Now, let me walk you through the steps.

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Start by tearing found papers and attaching them to a mixed media paper base using Gel Medium. Once you have covered the whole surface, seal the papers with a top coat of gel medium. Let dry.

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Rub Fig Gelatos on the surface.

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Add more Gelatos colors and blend with Gesso.

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Attach chipboard letters to spell out your word of choice. I used 'Yes' based on a hashtag I saw on Instagram. Machine stitch all over the page and stamp around randomly for some added visual texture.

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Ink up alphabet stamps with Black Stamper's Big Brush pen to finish the message on your page.

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With Chalkboard Paint, brush on a focal point. I chose florals. Feel free to draw your own favorite.

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Make simple marks all around the focal point with pencil, Gesso, and Gelatos to finish.

I hope you enjoyed today's tutorial and be sure to share links to your takes with Fig Gelatos in the comments below.

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Snow Birds Art Journal Page (Gelatos Color of the Week: Metallic Blueberry)

This week the Gelatos® Color of the Week is Metallic Blueberry and that beautiful shimmery blue color reminds me of winter so I went through my Gelatos stash and found some great colors that go with it to use for an art journaling page. Besides Metallic Blueberry, I choose Elderberry and Metallic Grape. 

Winter Colored Gelatos

 

First off, here's how the page turned out:

Snow Birds

Supplies: Gelatos - Metallic Blueberry, Elderberry, Metallic Grape; Glass Bead Glitter Gel, Gel Medium, Gesso, PITT Artist Pens - Raw Umber #180, Black #199, Tag, White Cardstock, Patterned Papers, Wreath Diecut, Sewing Machine Stitching, Brush, Palette Knife, Bird Stamp, Ribbon

 

Here's what I did to create it.

I collaged some papers onto the page using Gel Medium. Once it was dry I scribbled my Metallic Blueberry Gelatos over it.
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I sprayed on a spritz of water and used a foam brush to move the Gelatos over the page.
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Next, I mixed together some Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Metallic Blueberry Gelatos.
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I applied it with a palette knife randomly all over the page.
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Then I mixed the Glass Bead Glitter Gel with Elderberry Gelatos and applied it to the page as well.
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Then I did the same thing with  Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Metallic Grape Gelatos.
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Doesn't that look so yummy!! I added a touch of just plain  Glass Bead Glitter Gel and let the whole page dry.
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Next, I diecut a wreath out of wood veneer paper, white washed it with some diluted Gesso, and then added a bit of  Glass Bead Glitter Gel all over it.
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Next, I took one of my favorite bird stamps and rubbed the Metallic Blueberry Gelatos over it. Then (and this is where the magic happens) I huffed on it a few times.  You know, the way you do to fog up your glasses or a window. Then I stamped it onto a piece of white cardstock.  If the image wasn't dark enough I'd repeat the same process on top of it.
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I used a Raw Umber #180 PITT Artist Pen to color the bird's legs on the stamp and then stamped them onto the paper.
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I repeated that process to create 3 birds.
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Next, I took an XS tip Black #199 PITT Artist Pen and made sketch marks around the birds.

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And lastly, I printed out a nice winter saying onto a tag and added the left over  Glass Bead Glitter Gel + Elderberry mixture around the edges.  After everything was dry I assembled it all together, adding some stitching on the bottom of the tag.

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Wishing you many creative days this New Year!

ERIN

 

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Thankful Mixed Media Page

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  My mixed media journal always needs some love.  There is always time to play and get creative in my journals.  So very grateful for moments to create.    Speaking of gratitude, my page is centered around being thankful.  I love making pages and just allowing certain words and thoughts to inspire my creativity.  

This is the time of year that we start to focus on gratitude.  Each year I do 30 days of gratitude inside my Gratitude Junk Journal along with some other creative souls. Therefore, for this page I was simply feeling thankful for this experience each year and of course, I am also happy for the challenge to create with the color of the week.  It helps me to expand my creativity and step out of my comfort zone. The week's color is Gelatos® Caramel.  Here's what I did: 

 

Caramel 1

Cover page with Gesso.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Orange Glaze 113, Chrome Yellow 268 and Pink Madder Lake 129 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

 

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Use stamps to add colorful shapes to your page.  I used Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Orange Glaze 113, Chrome Yellow 268, Black 199 and Pink Madder Lake 129 to add a variety of colored shapes to the background.  Color onto each stamp, 1st color and stamp image around page. Repeat with other colors. 

 

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Doodle your flowers using PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.  Color in flower petals using Gelatos® Caramel, just color and spread with the blender.  Add a little to the background as well, by coloring and spreading with your finger or blender.

 

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Adhere a cute, dimensional flower near doodled flowers.   Use a PITT® Artist Pen Black 199 to write the word, "Thankful." Lastly, use Gold Texture Gems™  to scribble around page to add sparkle. 

Tada!  So fun!

Supplies Used: 

 

Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com


Beautiful Little Stick Girl

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  Back in my mixed media journal.  I have a thing for stick girls and this cutie is a new one I have been playing with.  Don't you just lover her?  She is decked out in her beautiful Gelatos® Iced Chai dress.  Here's what I did: 

 

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Cover page with Gesso.  Next, use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Walnut Brown 177, Chrome Yellow 268 and Orange Glaze113 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

 

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Doodle your stick girl using PITT® Artist Pen Black 199 and add a pretty dress using Gelatos® Iced Chai , just color and spread with the blender.

 

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Use stencils to add colorful shapes and words to your page.  I used Gelatos®Iced Chai, Gold Champagne and Iced Coffee to add a variety of colors to the shapes and the word. I took the colors from darkest to lightest.  Just spread colors over stencil. 

 

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Adhere a cute, dimensional flower to her dress and a few doodles around the page to finish it off, using your PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.

Tada!  So fun!

Supplies Used: 

Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com

 


So Creative Planner Dashboard

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Hi Loves. Tiare here.  I've been playing in my planner lately. Planning is such a big part of my life, I thought why not add a bit of my art to my planner.  This adds a bit of beauty and fun to what could be an otherwise mundane task.  Seeing my art in my planner makes me smile.  The Gelatos® Black Licorice sure helps to make this page, 'pop!".  Here's what I did: 

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Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pens:  Deep Scarlet Red 219, Warm Grey V 274, Chrome Yellow 268 to create your background.  Draw color onto craft sheet, spritz with water and drag page through color.  Do this one color at a time.

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Use 301 Stencil Collection to add colorful numbers to your page.  I used Gelatos®Black Licorice, Silver Ice and Iced Currant  to add a variety of colors to the numbers.  Just spread colors over stencil. 

 

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Adhere an Art Accents cutout from Tiare Smith Designs.  Next create and color on a half flower along the edge using Gelatos®Black Licorice, just color and spread with the blender.

 

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Add a half flower and jewel to your colored flower, handwrite, "so creative," or words of your choice along the side of Art Accent Strip using your PITT® Artist Pen Black 199.  Lastly, scribble around the page using the Texture Gems™ Silver to add sparkle 

 

So Creative Done

Punch holes and add to your planner! 

 

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Me in PinkTiare Smith is a mixed media/art journal artist and instructor. 

She hosts a weekly challenge: Embrace Your Art 2016: Journal About Me (JAM) Challenge, which features weekly prompts, creative challenges and process videos. 

She also hosts a variety of online, mixed media workshops, as well. 

Join her for more creative fun at http://www.tiaresmith.com

 


Halloween Art Journal

Autumn is my favorite time of year, even if in California it still feels like summer! Now, I'm not a big Halloween person, but I do love pumpkins, and cats, and crows, so I decided I'd create an art journal page fall and I used this week's Gelatos® color of the week: Black Licorice.

 

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I started off by sketching  my design...I wanted to keep it in more of a folk art style than a scarey Halloween one.

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Next, I chopped off a bit of Mango Gelatos and a tiny bit of the Cinnamon. I mashed those up and combined the mixture with some Glass Bead Glitter Gel
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I used the Glass Bead Glitter Gel and Gelatos mixture to "paint" in my pumpkin, leaving the features unpainted. 
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Next,  I combined the Black Licorice Gelatos and the Glass Bead Glitter Gel and filled in the cat and the crow.
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To make the marks on the crow's tail, the cat's whiskers, and mouth I just took a sharp pencil and drew through the Gelatos/Glass Bead Glitter Gel mixture while it was still wet.
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I also mixed up a tiny bit of Watermelon Gelatos and Glass Bead Glitter Gel to fill in the ears and nose on the cat  and for the pumpkin stem I used Iced Chai Gelatos and Glass Bead Glitter Gel. Once it was all filled in I let the whole page dry completely before starting on the background. Now , I knew I wanted to have a darker background, but I also wanted to be able to see the cat and the crow so for the first layer I used the following Gelatos: Snow Cone, Boysenberry, and Metallic Grape.
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I used a baby wipe that I had squeezed out as much of the liquid out of as possible to blend out the Gelatos.
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 I allowed the backround to dry.

 I then outlined the cat and crow with a Black #199 PITT Artist Pen, and the pumpkin with a Dark Sepia #175.  I filled in all the details on the crow, cat, and pumpkin. I then got the idea to add some patterns to the background. Now, because of the waxy finish to the Gelatos you're not able to write on top of it with the finer tipped PITT Artist Pens very easily so I brushed on a thin layer of Gel Medium to seal it in so I could add those details.
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I wish you could see the glitter and texture on this page "in real life!" It's really neat!

 

Supplies:

Gelatos - Mango, Cinnamon,Watermelon, Black Licorice, Snow Cone, Boysenberry, Metallic Grape

PITT Artist Pens - Orange Glaze #113, Black #199, Pale Geranium #12, Dark Chrome Yellow #109, May Green #170, Magenta #133

Gel Medium

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Pencil & Eraser

 

ERIN

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October Leaves - Art Journal Video

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Hello! Rachel here sharing an art journal page that honors the beautiful month of October! The Gelatos® Color of the Week is the gorgeous Cinnamon, such a perfect autumn shade. 

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I combined the Cinnamon Gelatos® with Metallic Blueberry, Boysenberry, and Snow Cone Gelatos, I just love the true blue shades with pretty browns. The art journal includes tracings of oak leaves from my backyard that I painted with Boysenberry Gelatos and traced with the gorgeous Gold Texture Gems™. I also used Gesso through a Mixed Media 101 stencil, then painted highlights on each polka dot with Cinnamon Gelatos.

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I used my Black Stamper's Big Brush Pen to very loosely trace my leaves on parchment paper. Then I painted the 'leaves' with Gesso before adhering to the journal with Gel Medium.

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The quote was added with the alphabet Mixed Media Stencil 301 using Black Licorice Gelatos.

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I also have a complete process video for this art journal spread! You can watch here or Click Here to view!

 

SUPPLIES:

Gelatos®: Cinnamon, Boysenberry, Metallic Blueberry, Snow Cone, and Black Licorice

Texture Gems™ Gold

Gesso

Gel Medium

Glaze

Glass Bead Glitter Gel

Mixed Media Stencil Collection 101, 102, and 301

Asphalt Texture Paste

Whipped Spackle