Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Using Collage in My Art Journalling

G'Day Arty Peeps.

It's nearly the end of the month but just before we get a new mood board
I've been having one last play with the colours of the current one.
My art room cleaning and purging has been going well, however,
I keep finding things to play with. 
This time it was a pile of pretty napkins.
Hence this journal spread.

I had this page already started with stencils and Distress Oxide inks,
so it was easy to add the napkin (picture layer only) on top using Matte Medium.
The thin napkin layer becomes transparent when it's wet so you can still see the stencilling underneath.
To blend it in further I added 2 colours of yellow acrylic paint to both pages
- DWM Cheddar and Lemon, and doodled around the stencil shapes with a Fude Ball pen.

Here is the current mood board with the colours that inspired this page.
You can link up your response to this challenge here,
or have a play with our sketch here.
You have until midnight!

Here's another art journal page I've done, inspired by the amazing
Charli Evans, Wrestler. I follow her on Instagram, she is hard-core fabulous!

I did this one in my DWM journal with clippings from a vintage Women's Weekly mag from the 1940's.
It goes from a watercolour page across a burlap page.
I started with strips of paper and white gesso before adding colour with DWM paints Sky, Lime, and Lemon, then adding my magazine pics with Matte Medium.

I blended the images in, and added my title, using permanent inkpads and a blending tool. Words are written with my trusty Fude Ball pen which will write on almost any surface, and white outlines are done with an opaque white pen.

I used black ink through punchinella, and around the edges of the page as a finishing touch.

Thanks for coming by today,
keep an eye on the blog next week for our new challenges,
and our current challenge winners who will get $30 each in shop credit.

Until next time,


  1. yo Peg , I love how you play and create in your journal..
    she is fierce. so are you , the way you take on a page
    ..oh yeah , and HB Charli Evans ... you are awesome !!

  2. Thanks xx
    and yes, HB Charli!!