Dream Mixed Media Mini Canvas - with Lisa
Take the Challenge with Mou, September 2015 Edition

An art journal page with Marie-Eve Bernard



It's Marie-Eve Bernard and I'm here today to present you a art journal page with a simple watercolor technique.  As a guest design team member, we have received a box full of marvelous products!  One of those products was this little Mixed Media Journal. These ultra-durable, double sided board have a watercolor texture and are designed to withstand wet mediums without warping. Bind your journal pages together with the expandable rings (included) or use your own twine, yarn, ribbon or fabric! Try these boards with any Design Memory Craft® product!  The possibilities are endless!



To create this watercolor look, it is really simple and the best is that you don't need drawing skills! There is only a few steps.  


First, I put gesso on my two pages and let it dry.  I grab my Painted flowers stencil by Donna Downey and I choose some Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. I chooses 4 pink pencils (see the supplies list.) 


You just have to color the flowers with the difference shades of pink.  I love to blend different Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils together.  




Finally, you need a brush and a clear water.  Leaved the stencil in place and hold it firmly.  With a wet brush, activate de color of the Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils. Those pencils are just amazing.  The colours are so easy to blend.   Don't worry, if some water run underneath the stencil. That is ok and it add to the watercolor effect.  Once all you flowers are done, remove the stencil and let it dry or use a heat gun.  

To color the background and the center of my flowers, I use my Gelatos®. It's easy and beautiful!  You can use this technique on a layout too!

I prepared a video step-by-step tutorial:


There is the complete list of supplies:

  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 109
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 119
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 123
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 125
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 133
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 152
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 154
  • Art GRIP® Aquarelle Watercolor Pencils # 156
  • Gelatos® Pistachio
  • Gelatos® Passion Fruit
  • Gelatos® Snow Cone
  • Gelatos® Tangerine
  • Gelatos® Banana
  • Gelatos® Raspberry
  • Texture Luxe™ pearl
  • Texture Gems ™ ice
  • Texture Gems ™ gold
  • Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Ligth Cobalt Turquoise # 154

Hope to have inspired you! See you soon!

Marie-Eve Bernard





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Janice Carl

This is beautiful, I like the idea of leaving the stencil on as you color the flowers. I'll need to try it.

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