Spring Inspired Art Journal Page with Watercolors and Collage Fodder

Hi there, Susanne here with a spring inspired spread in my handmade junk art journal using some of our brand new stamps and stencils. I am playing with collage fodder made with our new Sketchy Leaves 4 stencil and one of the cute Textured Birds 2. Scroll down for a quick process video.

I started the background of this page with different collage papers such as gelli prints and scrapbooking paper. I adhered the torn pieces with a glue stick and covered the whole spread with a layer of clear gesso. I am using watercolors after the gesso was dry to bring in colour. Once this was dry I added a little bit of background stamping with the text stamp from Mix It Up 4 and the bold leaf from Pencil Marks 7. I made some crayon marks with Neocolor II, too.

To make the botanical elements with the Sketchy Leaves 4 stencil I sprayed water through the stencil onto some mix media paper, removed it immediately and sprinkled the Brushos carefully onto it. You don’t need much powder for this technique and you might have to experiment with the amount of water you use. I have a video at the bottom of the post with a little demo for you!

I also used watercolors to colour in my bird which I’ve stamped to the same paper with Versafine Clair.

Here is a quick process video on how the page is put together:

Watch the video below to get an idea how I worked with the Brushos:

The title is made with words from Mix A Sentiment. I stamped it to a gelli print and cut out the words, I wanted to use.

I hope I could inspire you a little bit, thanks for stopping by today!

xx Susanne

Products from Rubber Dance:

Mix A Sentiment 2023

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