Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Follow your Heart

Art journal pages are a form of personal expression and I think they have the power to encourage us, lift us up and inspire us when we need it. I always try to add positive messages or sentences to my pages. today I want you to follow your hearts! It can be in a little thing or a large thing, just listen to it…

This page also fits Valentine’s Day although it’s primarily about you and not someone else, but I think loving yourself is just as important! I started the background for this double spread with a tissue paper. Then I added some heart cards from patterned paper that I had in my stash.

I wanted the page to have vibrant colors especially red. So I added Inka Gold in esd color all around the page creating a frame. I used a homemade stencil I created from white cardstock to create the hearts pattern with color sprays. To sharpen the shape and add definition I colored around each shape with different color Big Brush Artist Pens. Then I added a lot of texture to them with inka golds and modeling paste.

I sprayed some more color on the background to add contrast and light and added some black rub-ons for more black color and contrast. Finally I added the letter stickers: Follow your Heart. I only had white stickers so I colored them with a water proof black pen. As a last addition I added butterfly wings to the large heart.

What projects do you create to inspire and encourage you?

Check out the step by step video tutorial for all the details and tips on how to create this page with all the mixed media effects.
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Einat Kessler


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