The whole box of crayons : Art Journal spread

Hi everyone, it's Liesbeth here again.  This time I would like to show you an art journal page using some Rubber Dance stamps.  As I'm very much in love with this couple (from the stamp sheet Travel),  I used them as the focal point.

This is how I created these pages:

Cover a journal spread with old bookpaper and add a layer of gesso.  Keep it translucent at the top of the page and more opaque at the bottom.  Add torn pieces of different washi tape as shown.

Using black StazOn ink, stamp some text stamps here and there.  I used stamps from Travel and  Collage Mix

Add structure with some stencils and molding paste.

Let dry well. Stamp some circles  (Round in circles)

Add colour by using Gelatos.  Blend the colours with a waterbrush.

Accentuate some borders and edges and the circles by drawing with a black water soluble pencil and a waterbrush.

Stamp the couple and the sentiment (Something wonderful)  onto a separate piece of paper, cut them out and sponge some Vintage Photo Distress ink onto it. Glue them onto the page and draw shadows around it with  a water soluble pencil and water. Stamp (fragments of) the map stamp with grey StazOn ink here and there, and stamp the watch and the tower using black ink. ( all stamps from Travel).

Finished spread once more:

Thanks for stopping by, hope you like it !
Have lots of fun creating and see you next time  :-)

Take care, 

Liesbeth XX

Blog: Liesbeth's Arts & Crafts


This art journal page was wonderful, Liesbeth! Great use of washi tape, I will definitely copy that. Thank you for your inspiration - again :-)
Hugs, Anita ♥
Bibi Lindahl said…
Thank you so much, Liesbeth! Great to have you back as a Guest Designer. Super cool spread and easy to follow tutorial. Awesome!!
Dankjewel ♥
Craftyfield said…
It does look gorgeous and great fun to make with all the layers of texture and stamping!
ionabunny said…
Wow, love the colours and textures. Great pages. Hugz
Lynne Mizera said…
wonderful! I Love everything about it...the colors, the texture, the photos and the tutorial! TFS!!!
Susanne Rose said…
I love your spread!!! The textures are awesome and I love the color combination. Hugs!!
Jackie PN said…
Gorgeous spread Liesbeth!

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