Hi Friends, Theresa here with an art journal layout to share with you! I was so excited to see the lovely Tehuana kit featuring Frida Kahlo, who is one of the most inspiring artists and I couldn't wait to make my own page with it. I hope you are inspired by this layout, and will have fun creating something for yourself - there is one caveat though. I've begun my page with an abandoned background, and I hope you will be inspired to go back to one of your abandoned layouts, if you have one, and pick up where you left off. Follow along with my process video below!
Thank you so much for watching! You can purchase many of the products I've used in our shop through the following links:
Clique Kits Tehuana Kit
Stamp Set by Hapi Little Fox called Pieces of Me
The Crafter's Workshop Stencil
Hello friends! Happy Saturday. I manage to find some time to play with the Sunkissed Sampler Kit and the Modern Documenter Sunkissed kit to create this fun layout! And I am going to share with you how I created the background, step-by-step! Super easy and fun to do!
To begin, I taped down the ends of the Gathered Flowers stencil from The Crafter's Workshop to the glass mat to prevent the stencil from slipping when I blend the inks through the stencil.
Next, I used a blending brush and the Cummerbund Ink to create blue florals. I really like using Catherine Pooler's inks because the colors are so vibrant!! Make sure you use a different brush when switching colors so that the colors do not mix.
I used the Lime Rickey ink to create the leaves. You want to use a medium or small brush for this process so that you do not go outside the lines too much.
Then, I used the Party Dress ink to create the pink flowers. Of course you can use any colors for your flowers. I basically selected colors that were in the papers and embellishments that I am using from the Sunkissed Sampler Kit.
I used the Tiara and Tiki Torch ink to finish the background.
Now, it's time to remove the stencil from the cardstock. :)
I cut the floral paper to measure 7 1/2"x10" and then I cut the heart patterned paper to measure 8 1/2"x11". I decided I wanted to have a little bit of patterned paper framing the layout.
I cropped the photos and matted them with some patterned paper so that the photos would not look to flat. And then I added all of the pretty embellishments. Some of the embellishments were mounted down using foam squares.
One of my favorite things to do is add layers of die cuts and stickers onto my layouts. It's my favorite part of the process-playing with embellishments!
More layers at the top. I used a black pen to create a thin border around the layout and added a few lines around the photos with some hand scribbles to make it look like stitching.
Initially, I was not going to add a title at the top, but it looked like something was missing at the top...so I added a few more embellishments. :)
I really enjoyed making this layout. The colors and embellishments are so happy... I just love the whole vibe of this layout! What do you think? Thank you for stopping by today. We still have a few Sunkissed Sampler kits in the shop if you wanna snag one!