Monday, July 19, 2021

Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page

Hi friends! I hope you are well and that you had a good weekend. Today I have an art journal tutorial to share.

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We have a Food and/or Drink theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog this week. Fun! Don't forget to check out the project by our July guest designer Megumi aka Ink-Lady Blue.


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

I have always liked pear stamps and thought I'd do a pear-themed art journal page. I believe that I did an apple art journal page the last time we had this theme at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. You can find that page here. I used easy techniques with Distress Ink and micro glaze here, working in my Dylusions Small Creative Flip Journal.

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

Stamp three pears from Stamper's Anonymous Classics #16 with Archival Jet Black ink on watercolor paper.

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

Smear green shades of Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet and mist with water. Pick up with a paintbrush and watercolor the pears.

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

Apply Distress Micro Glaze to the pears with your finger. The glaze will protect the pears from the ink which will be added in the following steps.

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

Smear Distress Inks in horizontal lines on a non-stick craft sheets, starting with Salvaged Patina at the top. Mist with water and press the paper into the ink. The glaze will resist the ink.

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

When dry, you can add more Distress Ink as above and I also added a little Salvaged Patina Distress Oxide ink. Smear on the craft sheet, mist with water and just dab the paper into the ink here and there, don't smooch it. This will create a speckled and textured effect.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Solid Grid Background.

I thought the pears needed a surface to stand on and decided to stamp a table cloth or perhaps a table. I used the Simon Says Stamp Solid Grid Background stamp. Ink with Ground Espresso, mist with water and stamp. Again, the micro glaze will resist the ink.

Layers of ink - Watercolor Pears Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background.

Stamp sentiments and a dragon fly using the Stamper's Anonymous Classics #16 and Classics #17 sets. Stamp the background here and there with the Simon Says Stamp Crackle Background stamp and Hickory Smoke Archival Ink. This creates the look of an old crackled wall.

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

These pears were such fun to color and I really like the script in the background. Scribble a shadow underneath them with a black pen,

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

Background stamps are so versatile and useful, as in this case, where the Solid Grid Background was turned into a table cloth or an old table. I also used a few Clippings Stickers.

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

The Distress Oxide ink creates these opaque spots, which almost shine. 

I hope you will join us this week in our Food and/or Drink challenge. You have a chance to win a $25 gift voucher to do some fun shopping at Simon Says Stamp. You have until Monday 8am Ohio time. 1pm UK time, 2 pm CET to join in.





Do you use Instagram? If so please add #sssmchallenge so we can see your entries there too.





Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by here today! 

Happy crafting!

Anna-Karin

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