This page wrote it's own title: Art Journal Love. Once I was finished painting and stenciling I realized the the tissue paper had done most of the work for me!
Art Journal Love
Have you used tissue paper as a base for your art journal pages? It's a really quick way to start a page, and there are loads of patterns available. I used some very cool printed tissue paper from my very old stash on this one.
Use Your Stash
This tissue paper is from 7 Gypsies and it's been in my stash for a really long time. At least the package was open and I've used some of it before… I can't stand finding brand new unopened product. Use it or lose it, right? I am pretty sure this version was part of a Valentines sales release because of the text on it.
I adhered it to my page with matte medium and let it dry overnight. Using a brayer helps to get the tissue paper to lay flat. It doesn't bother me to have wrinkles, but I don't like to have bubbles under the tissue. Once dry, it was easy to tear off the excess so it fit my page properly.
I didn't take pictures along the way because it came together so quickly. Green Gold and Teal fluid acrylic paints were my choice for this one. I thinned the Green Gold with an Acrylic Glaze and used black gesso for the stenciled arrows.
The circles are from a very old (but still lovely) red Sizzix die called Frames: Circle Combo. It's a favorite of mine because it's such a classic. I think it was one of the first ones I bought when I started scrapbooking back in 1999.
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