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Monday, November 14, 2016

{Mixed Media Tutorial} Art Journal Page by Susanne

Hi my dear mixed media friends. It's Susanne writing today and I'm sharing a step by step Art Journal spread today.

Start with a double sided acrylic background:

Use metallic paint together with three different stencils(Nestled CirclesPebble WavesStained Glass ):

Draw a frame with a Neocolor II crayon and blend it with water:

Add more texture with the "Delicate Links", the "Tribal Weave" and acrylic paint:

 Draw a branch with a water-soluble pencil, blend it with water:

 Add flowers with gesso and the "Bloom Factory" stencil:

Paint the flowers with watercolor pencils and blend them with water:

Use a black and white uniPOSCA marker to add a border and center to the flowers:

I used the DCWV Birds & Butterflies stack to cut out my main images. Adhere the images and draw a black frame with watercolor pencils to make them pop.

Finally add some stamping around the edges of the page and a sentiment:

Thank you for stopping by today,
xx Susanne.

ARTplorations stencils:
Nestled Circles
Pebble Waves
Stained Glass 
Delicate Links
Tribal Weave
Bloom Factory

STAMPlorations stamps:
Big Bloom Factory
Trendy Birds 2

Other products:
Martha Stewart Paints
DCWV 12" x 12" Birds & Butterfly Stack
Watercolor pencils


  1. fantastic page Susanne, love the way you incorporated different stencils

  2. wow, this is stunning - love the bright bold colors:)

  3. That is sooo pretty! Love all of the stencis shapes and colors! Just brought a smile to my face.

  4. wow! such a vibrant project :) i love the colors and the use of stencils. Thanks a lot for the tutorial.

  5. I love everything you do! This is SERIOUSLY stunning.

  6. Love the vibrant colours! The bird and flowers jump off the page.

  7. STUNNING pages!!!
    WOW - the colours and design, SO MANY layers of INKY AWESOMENESS - LOVE IT ALL!!!


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