Today I'd like to share how to use Ink Sprays & stencils in your art journal. Thanks for stopping by!
I've been enjoying slowly building this spread in my art journal this week. Follow me on Instagram if you want to see step-outs in real time. Here are the pages individually:
I used three of the ‘cool' colors of Dylusions Ink Sprays (Lemon Zest, Fresh Lime, and Vibrant Turquoise) plus water.
As you can see in Figure 1, you need to use quite a bit of spray plus water to make your colors run. I did that to the right hand page, then squeezed my book shut to transfer the color to the left page. See the free downloadable at the bottom of the page for Tips & Tricks. Since there was still quite a bit of liquid left, so I used blank manila tags to sop it up. I will use them another day. Figure 4 shows the first of the stenciling, using a basketweave brick stencil from Stencil Girl Products.
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I added a bit of stamping once the page was dry.
After I colored the girls (Teesha Moore stamps) using water brushes filled with Dylusions Ink Sprays, I stamped and cut out the sentiment.
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