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Smell the Flowers Mixed Media Journal Page

Good morning, friends! Nicole here with a fun mixed media journal page. I have been working on an album for Simple Stories and I love how they include chipboard pages in their albums. They are perfect for applying mixed media mediums to create a fun insert page for the album! Initially, I wasn't going to share this as a post, but I love it too much not to share.


Mixed Media Journal Page by Nicole Martel
Mixed Media Journal Page by Nicole Martel

To begin, I painted the chipboard page using a paint brush and the Rain Slicker Shimmering Matte Acrylics. I let it sit for an hour to dry.


Mixed Media Journal Page by Nicole Martel
Painting the chipboard background using Rainslicker Shimmering Matte Acrylic Paint

Next, I taped down the floral stencil on top of the yellow.


Adding dimension to the page using Perfect Clear Texture Gel and Ballet Slipper
Adding dimension to the page using Perfect Clear Texture Gel and Ballet Slipper

After that, I used my palette knife to add a nice amount of Perfect Clear Texture Gel on a piece of plastic wrap. Don't throw away your packaging... They are great for mixed media projects...


Clear Texture Gel by Perfect Paints
Clear Texture Gel

I used my palette knife to scoop some Shimmering Matte Acrylics in Ballet Slipper. I added a little too much...but it was ok. You really only need a fraction of what I used!!


Mixing Ballet Slipper with Clear Texture Gel
Mixing Ballet Slipper with Clear Texture Gel

I mixed the mediums together and then used the pallet knife to pull the combined mediums through the stencil.


Using the Clear Texture Gel and Ballet Slipper through a Stencil
Using the Clear Texture Gel and Ballet Slipper through a Stencil

After that, I carefully pulled the purple tape from the stencil. You do not want to just rip the tape off while the paint and glaze is wet... you could possibly shift the stencil...


Gorgeous pop of dimension to my chipboard piece!
Gorgeous pop of dimension to my chipboard piece!

Ah, isn't this beautiful! I am not done yet... I still have a bit to share. :) I let this dry .


Adding Halo Shimmering Matte Acrylic over the Ballet Slipper!
Adding Halo Shimmering Matte Acrylic over the Ballet Slipper!

Once the first layer was completely dry, I taped the stencil back down over the pink flowers. Next, I dipped my finger in the Halo Shimmering Matte Acrylic to add some more color to add depth to the flowers. I let this sit for an hour to dry. Then I removed the tape and then cleaned the stencil for the next layer.


Adding Spring Green through a stencil
Adding Spring Green through a stencil

I placed the stencil back over the painted flowers so I could paint the leaves using the Spring Green Shimmering Matte Acrylics. I used a thin brush for the leaves. Also, in case you were wondering why I keep placing the stencil over each layer...I do this so I can prevent smears outside the images. The initial layer with the glaze adds just the right texture so that the stencil keeps everything in place! That is how I am able to get a nice clean floral background.


Letting it dry
Letting it dry!

Here is how pretty it looks after all of the layers have been painted! It took awhile to complete, but it's so worth it. It will look great in my album once it's all completed!


Simple technique to add dimension to your Art Journal!
Simple technique to add dimension to your Art Journal!

What do you think? You can easily apply this technique in an art journal, too. I just love it so much!


Finished "Smell the Flowers" mixed media journal page
Finished "Smell the Flowers" mixed media journal page

Thank you so much for visiting today! I hope you found this technique inspiring and useful!

Nicole

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