Learn How to Continue Your Junk Journals Theme throughout your book and your elements. Mixed Media at its most fun. You won’t want to miss it! Please scroll down to view today’s junk journaling how to tutorial, and have fun as you learn!
Continue Your Junk Journals Theme
In today’s junk journal tutorial, we will be taking our matchbook we have been making for several days and connecting it to the altered book. As you see, we already have some stenciling along with light and dark blue colorways. We also have some yellow and rusty Fall colored colored pages. Our goal is to “bring it all together” here.
So we have learned how to do pockets and envelopes. Shown are some of the little cards that we aged the edges on and added notes to. Let’s do some stenciling. We start by adding some pretty navy blue and french blue colors to the palette. We need to decide which areas to stencil on.
A floral designed stencil will be used first. Rubbing your brush into the paint, make at least three puddles that are about twice the size of the tip of the brush. Now we randomly stencil some areas for just a ‘hint’ of light paint while not completely covering anything up. No need to overthink this. The light coat of paint will dry quickly with no smearing. Now we will dab onto the stencil instead of swirling.
As I mention often, I prefer to have continuity with my junk journals and to Continue Your Junk Journals Theme. I don’t want to mix too many different colors or subject matter as that can be confusing to your audience. I want it to flow from page to page so that each section of the book relates to another. I suppose the operative word is cohesiveness.
Look at how pretty the stenciled result is (if I may say so myself)! I love the effect from stenciling; it really enhances everything so well! With the remaining pretty blue paint on the brush I like to swirl over other areas of the cards to add a little more flair to them. I love the randomness of putting together these ‘puzzles.’ Now we’ll look at how we can keep our little booklet together now that it has become thicker. Tying a ribbon around it with a bow shores it up and creates another nifty embellishment. As you see I like to glue a card over the other side to hide the fact that I have glued down the ribbon there. When someone sees your art, I think it is fun that they wonder how in the world you created it! Hiding techniques provide a certain mystery and magic to your work!
I hope that you can see from this tutorial and others that through following specific steps, then practice and repetition, you will improve and have more and more fun as you reach your full potential!! – Really like every thing we enjoy doing I think. You have the artist within you, so make it shine. I look forward to seeing your results from ALL of your projects!! I surely hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial today and have been at least a little inspired to create amazing art with your junk journaling and other projects as well!!!
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