Thursday, March 28, 2019

Watercolor Art Journal Page

Hi everyone! I hope you are well! I have a quick art journal page to share with you. I was in the mood for some color, and particularly for larger areas of color, and this was the result. 

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. With stamps by Dina Wakley.

The page was done in my Dina Wakley Media Journal, with one of Dina's Lovely Women stamps. I like how large she is on the page. The stamp is just the face and the neck, but I prefer it when there is some kind of body attached to a head, so I drew a simple upper body, to give her more life. I used a bunch of encouraging sentiments on this page, inspired by both the determined look on her face, and by a stamp set by Simon Says Stamp

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Watercolor the page.

I forgot to take step photos when starting with the project. I worked on one of the cotton-rag watercolor pages. She was stamped with Jet Black ink and then painted with watercolors. When the paint was dry, I added more lines with a black pen.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add stamping.

Next came the stamping of the sentiments, using Dina's Handwritten Quotes and Scribbly Women sets, and Simon Says Stamp You Got This set. I wanted the background to be fairly clean, but also doodled some circles and added splatters of dark brown paint. It is hard to stamp on the cotton-rag paper in Dina's journal, but if you place something hard underneath the page, it is much easier. I used a Sizzix cutting pad.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Shadows give dimension.

I painted the skin tone pretty pale, since I wanted her to look serious. By adding some shadows, you give more dimension to the face.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Found poetry.

I cut out words and sentences from old book paper, to create a form of found poetry/journaling. It is really fun to sit and do this, and you'd be surprised to see the sentences you can find and piece together.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The stamped sentiment comes from the SSS You Got This set. The set is from the Fresh Bloom release.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

This sentiment is so great and bold, and also works really well on cards.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Sizzix Pansy die by Eileen Hull.

The flowers were die cut with Eileen Hull's Sizzix Pansy Flower die and the leaves with her Caddy Bag die. They were left over from the leather wrapped journal I posted recently. The flowers look even better if you make them dimensional by giving them some shape, but I try to keep the pages in my art journal relatively flat, to make it easier to work in.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Art Journal Page by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Tim Holtz Sizzix Letterboard.

I die cut the title with Tim Holtz's Letterboard die, and sanded them slightly.

Thank you so much for stopping by here today! I hope you the project gave you some inspiration.

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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Additional supplies:

Stamps: Dina Wakley Scribbly Birds in Flight
Paint: Daler & Rowney watercolor paint

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