Updated: Nov 3, 2022
Hello crafty friends, today I am sharing the tutorial on how to create this fun Art Journal Series that I am planning to keep going until Christmas!
I cut blank thick watercolor papers into 4.5" X 6" using my Paper Trimmer and I punch them using the Disc Punch and used discs to attach them together to create the journal.
Now that our Art Journal is ready, let's begin creating our first page!
For the sky background, I cut a scrap of paper by hand to give this vintage worn-out look and then I ink blended light blue Distress Ink shades. I wasn't evenly blending so it looks like cloudy look of the sky.
To create the splashes on the background, I pressed my ink pads against my Glass Mat, and sprayer it with water then picked it with a paint brush and flicked it on my paper. These splashes give extra visual texture to the sky background.
I used the tree die from the Winter Planner Essentials Die Set to cut the Christmas trees from Bristol Smooth White Paper and used my Die Cutting Machine. I die but the trees twice and glued both on top of each other to make them dimensional and sturdy.
To complement the worn-out look of our sky, I inked the edges of the background scrap with Vintage Distress Ink color and glued the background directly on my Art Journal Page.
I cut two snowy hillsides, again with my hand to match with the background edges, and attached them with foam tape on top of the background. I lightly brushed BG10 Copic Marker on the top edges of the snow hillside to look like snow and to make them stand out.
Reds: R27 R29
Greys: C8 C3 C2
Greens: YR25 YR67
Snowy Shades: BG10
With foam tape I attached my snowman between the two snow hillsides. I stamped "Let it Snow" from the Christmas Sentiments set with Mermaid Lagoon Archival ink on the top most Snow Bank.
I then decorated with snowy enamel dot colors.
Watch the video tutorial here,
Nuvo Deluxe Glue
Tool n' One Poke tool
Ergonomic Reverse Grip - Craft Tweezers
Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors
Tim Holtz - Glass Media Mat
Foam Tape Roll
Double Sided Tape