Friday, July 11, 2014

May Arts Application Round 2 - Art Journal Page

Tonight I'm sharing with you an art journal page I finished up that includes lots of fabric and paint! I videotaped the entire process for a How-To video start to finish as my 2nd round submission for the May Arts Ribbonistas team.

The finished page looks like this :

And the video tutorial:

It's pretty straight forward as far as application but a few details and pointers never hurt!! The page is a base in my 8.5 x 5.5 mixed media journal. I cut a piece of May Arts 4 inch wide burlap to fit the page. Trim off one edge to give it a raggedy finish and gesso it onto the page. Use the gesso as an adhesive in some areas to keep it in place.

Then I dripped actual coffee over my page and spent a long time layering it up. The May Arts Sequin Heart was altered with some paint. I gave it some VLVS! bat wings and adhered it down. 

The saying was punched using a Dymo Label Maker and I finished off the page with a little bit of ImagineCRAFTS Memento Luxe ink using a dauber through some punchinella.

That's it friends! Wish me luck :)


  1. This is an absolutely AWESOME art journal page! I love the combination of the burlap and the coffee!! Very fun to watch you put together. Best wishes!

  2. Very unique and different. Thanks for sharing how you made this.