Journal Steps with Inky Friends by Ellie Knol

A fun mixed media art journal page:
a step-by step from me, Ellie Knol today. 

Start by decoupaging a paper napkin to cardstock.
It's more about the colors than the images ... 

Sponge over a stencil with a terra red acrylic paint (Fresco Finish Brown Shed) as shown.  

Use the same stencil and apply modeling paste here and there. 

While the modeling paste is still wet, sprinkle a teal embossing (Verdigris from Ranger) on a few of the numbers, here and there, and heat emboss it. 
Now the numbers are in 3 different colors... a bit much, 

.. so, apply white gesso with your fingers and knock down areas and in different directions.

Create a 'Frame' by tearing the edges and sponging it with Cracked Pistachio Distress and Distress Oxide inks. 

Stamp in the background with the Grungy Swirls stamp and Old Book Page script with a dark brown. 

Stamp the butterflies on separate cardstock with a dark brown stamping ink, fussycut them and add a little color to make them pop. Stamp the Old Book Page script onto the butterflies with a dark brown ink as well. 

Adhere a piece of torn edge as a base for the butterflies...  

.. and adhere the butterflies with a tiny piece of 3D tape.
Splatter white and terra red to finish it off. 

Easy right? It's like following a recipe.  

 Rubber Dance Stamps:


Priss BlaFu said…
Oh Ellie!! I think it's pretty awesome page. Love the colors and textures. So inspiring
Ellie Knol said…
Thank you Priss BlaFu!

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