Home Is Where the Heart Is: Mixed Media Art Journal Page Using a Paper Towel Technique
Mixed Media Art Journal Page
I recently started a new art journal without any particular theme in mind. You can see the cover Here. The first page started out with a industrial/steampunk theme but as ir progressed, I just went with whatever felt fun at the time. I love making journals with a particular theme so mismatched pages and such are a bit out of my comfort zone. This mixed media art journal page happens to be one of my favorite pages in the journal thus far. I went out of my comfort zone and tried a new technique which is not amazing or anything, just new to me.
Paper Towel Recycle/Technique
So, I started out with this as my base. Stenciling and WOW! Embossing, Sunny Yellow made the checkered texture. Gesso and Distress Paint are also added. Here is the stencil I used and by far, one of my favorites.
For the paper towel technique, I used a used paper towel from my desk that was previously used to sponge up excess paint, ink, glue and maybe the occasional booger from my daughters nose.
I glued the paper towel down and then added some Ranger Dylusions Ink Spray, Lemon Zest and Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Paint, Pumice Stone.
After I added the paint and spray I started layering my scrap paper and photograph. There is stamping in the background and to top it all off I added some pretty microbeads which are so cool but so easy to loose. If you haven’t tried microbeads you should. They add such fun texture to your project.
The Artistic Stamper: Backgrounds
Stamplorations: Stencil Sunday #90
Love to Create: Anything Creative/Mixed Media Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge: Anything Goes plus Optional Yellow
Creative Artiste Challenge #25: Anything Mixed Media Goes