Hi Vicki-Ann here for Helmar today and I am showing you a recent Art journal page that I had fun making.
List of items to make this page
- Helmar Decoupage and craft paste
- Book Paper
- Pencil and black fine line pen
- Signo Uni-ball white pen
- Gelly roll pens for colouring dangles
- DecoArt Paints
- Paint Spatula
- TCW Reverse chicken wire stencil
- Prima newspaper print stamp in background
- Trust the magic stamp from Finnabair
I painted my background just using a spatula. I just spread random colours of my favourite DecoArt paints over the pages. I added some stamping with a Prima stamp, newspaper print. Then in one of the same colours as the background I used the reverse chicken wire stencil to just give it some interest.
I drew the owl on some book paper in pencil that I had added a layer of gesso and paint to. I wanted him fairly big so that he would fill the page. I then cut him out and added him onto the page with the Helmar Decoupage and craft paste. I spread the Helmar Decoupage and craft paste to the page and then on the back of the owl and then using the paint and glue spreader. I went over it making sure all the bubbles were gone and I had a smooth seal. I did this to the hearts too just drew them on the painted paper cut them out and added them to the dangles on the left page. The rock that my owl is standing on is also glued on with the same technique using the Helmar Decoupage and craft paste. That is just a copy of one of other journal pages that I cut out that I thought made a great rock.
I doodled around the owl going around him a few times and added some squiggles and legs and feet with the fineliner once all the glue was dry. I also used a Signo white uniball pen to add a few little highlights around him.
I like to add dangles here and there to my pages and thought this was the perfect time to do some bigger ones, to add some interest at the top of my pages. Adding the hearts to them on the left really brought the 2 pages together. I then added the quote in the middle as we all know that owls are very wise. This little owl started out on one of my index cards he was also on one of my Bookmarks a few weeks ago. I so enjoyed painting him that I thought he needed his own art journal page. Think he might have to go on a canvas next.
Hope I have inspired you to get out some book paper and a pencil. Draw some of your own little characters and add them to your next art journal page with Helmar Decoupage and craft paste.