Abstract art journal tattered angels mixed media

Abstract art journal with Tattered Angels paints

Abstract art journals are such a feat not only to the eye but also to the imagination… what did the artist mean? What do the colours represent? How do you achieve such an interesting effect? Every now and again, we all have one of those questions pop up and for the answer nowhere to be found… but look no further, we have some answers for you! 

Our Crew member, Zinia Amoiridou shares two of her ideas for an abstract colour burst on your Art Journal pages – this is just start you off… get your creative juices flowing…


Galaxy Art Journal

‘If you want to create a unique art journal spread that is out of this world, I have just the right idea for you. You can grab your favorite Tattered Angels mists and create a magical galaxy background that will amaze everyone. The secret is to add multiple layers of color and have fun!’ – shares her secrets Zinia.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels – Glaze – Plumeria

Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer – Teal
Tattered Angels – Chalkboard – Splash
Tattered Angels – Chalkboard – Violet Rose
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Sapphire
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Party Pink
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Valentine Pink
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Beetle Black
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Patina
Modeling Paste
Heavy Gel Gloss
White Gesso
White Ink
Paint brush
Sprayer with water
Heat tool

Adding “lava” in your artwork

If you are a fun of fiery colors this idea is perfect for you. How about adding some stunning textured details on our artwork that looks like burning lava?
Believe me it’s easier and even more exciting that it sounds. So stick around and let’s take a look on how we can achieve that.

Materials used:
Tattered Angels – Baseboard – Sunburst
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Summer Glow
Tattered Angels – Baseboard – Fire
Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer – Strong Pink
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Be Mine
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Party Pink
Tattered Angels – Simply Sheer – Rosey
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Mist – Pearl
Tattered Angels – Glimmer Glam – Roses R Red
Clear Gesso

Glass Bead Gel
Paint Brush
Brush Pen
Water Sprayer

Now that you have some amazing ideas for an abstract art journal, all you need is some time and loads of Tattered Angels paints… Have fun experimenting!

Please visit Zinia’s blog and Instagram for more inspiration. 

Happy journaling!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

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