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Hi everyone!  Barbara here on the Altered Pages blog today.  I am working in my Dylusions Small Journal today.  Art journaling is really fun, and gives you permission to do your own thing without rules.  So let's play!



Tape the seam in your journal to keep the paint from seeping down into the pages below.  Paint both pages with a coat of the Liquitex Gesso and let dry.  Tear a few pieces of paper from the Authentic Accomplished 6x6 pad and adhere to the page randomly. 



Add a wash of gesso over both pages to push the darker paper into the background.



Resize and print the hand with palette and brushes collage image, fussy cut and adhere to journal page.  Print  Pocket Quotes 2 collage image, cut out quotes for your journal.  Coat paper with Dixie Belle Clear Coat Satin to protect the inkjet printer ink from bleeding.



Cut the quotes apart and adhere them, along with the paint palette image, to the page, as shown.  I also penciled in a hand-drawn image of a paint brush at the top right.



Paint background with the Dixie Belle Soft Pink paint, watering it down a bit as you go over the images.  If you get too much on an image, use a damp baby wipe and wipe away any excess before it dries.  It will be very easy to remove because the images are sealed. 



Paint the images and color the background with Gelatos using a Water brush, your finger, and a damp baby wipe to spread and blend the colors. 



Stamp randomly over the background with StazOn Spiced Chai.  Draw a line with the blue Gelato from the brush tip, wet line with water brush and allow the color to drip from the image.





Shade around images using black Gelato and a Tortillion to blend the color out.




Cut strips of Adhesive Corrugated card stock, glue down to lower left side of page.   Hand write "Be Brave!" above card stock with black Pigma Micron Pen 01 and outline with Uniball white gel pen.



And here is the finished page.  I really like how this turned out.  No rules, no pressure, just fun!




SUPPLIES USED:

Dylusions Small Journal
Liquitex Gesso
Authentic Accomplished 6x6 pad
Collage Sheets:  Pocket Pages 2I Create, Therefore I Am
StazOn Spiced Chai
Water brushes
Muse Altered Artist rubber stamp set
Ranger Blending Tool
Mixed Media Salazar Inkx (Leather)
Uniball white gel pen
Pigma Micron Pen 01
Adhesive Corrugated card stock
Tortillion

Dixie Bell Paints (Pale Pink, Clear Satin Sealer)



Dixie Bell Paints are not just for home decor!  I found this product to work extremely well in my mixed media art, and you can see how well it smoothly glides over paper.  Just imagine how well it works on wood and furniture. 

I hope I have inspired you to create something fun in your art journal and try new things in your mixed media art projects.  Be sure to stop by Altered Pages to see what else is available for your use.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a wonderful, creative week!!!

Barbara

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