Now is the Time – Art Journaling with Dylusions (Tutorial)

Happy Summer!  I am enjoying some time with family this summer and working on a few behind-the-scenes things, so here is a re-post of one of  my favorite art journal pages using Dylusions Ink Sprays.

Dylusions Tutorial

Hello! I’m sharing a page I made today with Dylusions Ink Sprays and a stencil Seth Apter created for StencilGirl Products. Blue link are affiliate links. I’ll receive a small commission if you purchase products through my links. It won’t affect your cost in any way.

Now is the Time art journal page with Dylusions Ink Sprays (Marjie Kemper)

I applied some modeling paste through a script stencil onto a plain page to start. It dries quickly and gives a nice raised dimension:

Base page - art journaling in progress - Marjie Kemper

And then I applied three colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays with some water on top of the page.  You’ll see below that I like to use tags to ‘mop up’ the excess, so no color is wasted.

Dylusions tutorial - art journaling with Dylusions Ink Sprays - Marjie Kemper

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Here’s how things looked once I’d placed, pressed, and removed three tags. I ended up using one of these tags on this project, and saved the other two for another day.

Dylusions art journal + tags - Marjie Kemper

And here’s a peek once the page was dry and I’d done a bit of light stenciling with Distress Inks:

Art journal page in progress - Dylusions - Marjie Kemper

I added some more Dylusions Ink Sprays to one of the tags I used to absorb the excess:

Making tags with Dylusions - Marjie Kemper

Finally, I attached to the tag to the page and did additional stamping and stenciling:

Now is the Time - art journaling with Dylusions - Marjie Kemper

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.

Art journal tutorial with Dylusions Inks Sprays - Marjie Kemper

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Want to see more of what I do with Dylusions Ink Sprays?  Check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.  Here’s a 2-minute preview video:

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Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Beautiful colors. I haven’t used the Dylusions Ink Sprays. I like the way you’ve used them here.

  2. Great tutorial and a lovely finished page!

  3. Deborah Goodrow says:

    Oh Wow! This is so great! Thank you, Marjie! Good lighting is always appreciated, and OttLight is one of the best. Thank you everyone! And I so appreciate you sharing how you make your lovely spreads. Your class is great, and these posts add even more.

  4. Love your color combinations and instructions….very helpful Marjie

  5. Thank you for this great tutorial Marjie xx you make it look so easy. Love the colour combination and details

    Best wishes
    Annie xx

  6. Cool. Love that dripping pool of liquid goodness. xox

  7. Well done to Debbie on her win! Your page is beautiful, love the blues and greens, they look wonderful. I have requested your tips, I don’t spray often but your tips will surely help me try it more often! Anne xx

  8. Oh, and congrats to Debbie, of course!

  9. Love this page – the blues and greens with a hint of sunshine are so uplifting, and the words intensify that positive message. Great tip about mopping up with spare tags direct off the page. I always do that from the mat, of course, but I don’t know that I’ve done it in a journal. I’m not much of a sprayer, I guess that’s why!
    Alison x

  10. Gorgeous color play Marjie!!
    Enjoy your time away!
    Jackie “)

  11. This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors! And CONGRATS to Debbie!!!!!!!