I’m a big fan of Vicky Papaioannou and her style of art journals. The are a perfect mix of messy and control. So decided to use that style but in a mini format and with my stamps and coloring that I love. My mini art journal will be a hodge podge of different styles as I play and learn, but I’m ok with that. My word of the year is creativity and that is what I will embrase.
Todays two layouts started with my left over images. I always color a bunch more images than I need when I do a project, so that I have them there if I feel I need to pivot. And I save all of those images in little bowls on my craft table. Well they are starting to become a lot so I decided to use some of them up.
I love the little stones and mountains (that comes from a recently retired stamp set) so the first layout got a pumice stone background together with a postage tissue paper as the idea was travel. I did add a circus artist as he was on a unibike, but I did cut off his hat to make it look more travel related.
For my second layout I started with the sentiment “Love, Laugh, Create” from my own Sentiment Strip cards (which you can buy from HERE) and decided to use the violin playing mouse. I did also add the bunnies from the same stamp set to fill out the place. For color I used abandoned coral paint mixed with some white gesso to mimic tattered rose, and I painted that over the “Melange” tissue paper that I had.
If you want to see more art journal layouts I have made you can find all of them HERE
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MFT You’re the Main Event: MFT SSS
MFT Im So in Love with You, Still: MFT SSS
Dina Wakley White Gesso: SSS AMZ
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Abandoned Coral: SSS AMZ
Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous Moth Study: SSS AMZ SBC
Tim Holtz Distress Paint Pumice Stone: SSS
Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Collage Paper – Entomology: SSS AMZ SBC
Idea-ology – Tim Holtz – Collage Paper – Travel: SSS AMZ SBC
Craftybit Creations – Sentiment Strips – Positivity: ETZ
2 thoughts on “2 Mini Art Journal Layouts”
I think the reason the pigment ink is not drying is because you stamped it on top of acrylic paint, which is not absorbent. A permanent ink like Ranger Archival or Stazon can be used on top of acrylic paint. Maybe if you cover the acrylic paint with clear gesso then stamp with pigment ink, it will dry properly..
Hi! I think so too! What made me confused that it worked on the previous spread that also had acrylic ink. Will have to use white gesso instead of that ink 🙂