Art Journal page Spring – “Spring & Butterflies” Challenge

Hi everyone, Heidi from here, today I would like to show you an art journal page that I designed around the March Challenge mood board. I love the teal and brown color combination and I adore butterflies so I had a lot of fun creating this page!

Today I’m working in my 7Gypsies Architextures “Vintage Pink“ Mix and Match Book and I choose a page with a flower background. The fun thing about this Mix and Match Book is that you can take pages out while you’re working on it and you can put it back in when you’re finished. And even though the pages are not make out of watercolor paper they can handle a lot of water, so that’s always a plus!



Products from Canvas Corp Brands:

7Gypsies Architextures “Vintage Pink“ Mix and Match Book
Canvas Corp 12 x 12 paper “Chocolate and Ivory Dot Reversed“
Canvas Corp 12 x 12 paper “Blue and Ivory Chevron“
7Gypsies Architextures Salvage Art – “Wall“ 
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Turquoise Blue“
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist “Tattered Leather“


step 1


To get my project started I looked on line for a fun quote that I liked for this particular page, I wanted it to say something about spring and butterflies, and then I wrote the quote on the page (in a calligraphy style that I taught myself as a child), first with a graphite pencil and when I was happy with the lay out I went over the lines with a black Faber Castell PITT Artist Pen (S). To create some texture on the background I also applied some The Crafter’s Workshop “Light & Fluffy“ Modeling Paste over a The Crafter’s Workshop stencil called “Tuscan Floral“ (TCW774s) using a palette knife. Then I set the page aside to dry.


step 2


 While the modeling paste was drying I looked for papers that matched the theme and color that I was going for and I decided on: – Canvas Corp 12 x 12 paper “Chocolate and Ivory Dot Reversed“ – Canvas Corp 12 x 12 paper “Blue and Ivory Chevron“ – two images from the 7Gypsies Architextures Salvage Art – “Wall“ set that fitted today‘s theme.


step 3


 When the modeling paste was dry I first added some color to the journal page. For this I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in the colors “Turquoise Blue“ and “Tattered Leather“.First I applied some Turquoise Blue on the page with a brush and sprayed with water until the Glimmer Mist started to run. I dried with my Ranger Heat It tool when I was happy and then created some splatters with the same Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist. When these splatters were dry I then splattered with Tattered Leather to create more dimension on my page (and resemble the dotted eggs in the mood board). To enhance the stencilled flower design I then went over the Glimmer Mist lightly with a foam applicator tool and some Archival Ink in the color “Coffee“ and I also edged the sides of the page with this ink. Next I die cut some two layer butterflies from some white card stock using the Joy Crafts die set with number 6002/0322 (but you can use any butterfly die that you have). I colored the wings with the same colors of Glimmer Mists that I used before and I applied the Glimmer Mist with a brush and then dried with a heat tool. I love that the Glimmer Mists only take one layer to create a beautiful vibrant color! I edged the turquoise colored wings with the same Coffee ink color and then adhered the two layers of wings together using Ranger Medium Matte.


step 4

Now it’s time to ad the papers that I choose to the page. I tore pieces of the images from the Salvage Art – Wall pack in a shape that I liked and then added larger pieces of the two patterned papers, also tearing the edges. When I was happy with my lay out I edged all the pieces a little with the same Coffee ink that I used before and then I adhered these layers of paper to my journal page. And to finish this page I added the butterflies that I created to the page using Ranger Medium Matte and I used some Stickles in the color “Platinum“ to create the body’s of the butterflies and let that dry. That’s it for today’s fun spring project! I wish you a creative day!


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'Art Journal page Spring – “Spring & Butterflies” Challenge' has 1 comment

  1. March 16, 2018 @ 1:08 pm Julia Cotrim

    Beautiful art journal page!


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