Friday, January 25, 2019

{Mixed Media Tutorial} You Are Loved Mixed Media Art Journal by Asmah

Hello creative souls! Welcome back to another tutorial by me, Asmah. Today I'm showing you a simple way to use digi stamps in an art journal.

I used Loved/Spring Theme-Digital Stamps that you can download here.

...Let's get started...

I tore a page from an old book and cut into several pieces. I mixed PVA glue with a bit of water to glue down the pieces on one page of a paper bag mini art journal album.

I applied gesso lightly at each creases so they look attach neatly together.

Once the gesso dried, I swiped modeling paste over Swirly Blooms stencil to create patterns.

The fun part for me is always coloring process and blending in with different colors often brings the child out of me {smile}.

For this artwork, I decided to play with pink and two green shades of watercolors. Of course you can use whatever type of paints you prefer.

Another fun part I love is printing digital stamps in different sizes! One is slightly bigger than the actual one which I fussy cut neatly with a sharp pair of scissors. This awesome illustration by Shery Russ which she turns into digi stamp is high resolution (300dpi). Print size is 4" x 5.25" (5.25" by 4" landscape). You can re-size the images to suit your needs.

I adjusted the images for composition and glue down using PVA glue.

Lastly, I started coloring with watercolor paints using aqua brush and splash black paint over the finished art journal for interest.

Here's the finished art journal once again...

I sincerely hope you will find my tutorial helpful and may inspire you to fussy cut Shery's digi stamps and create your signature style creation(s). While you are it, why not join Hey, Love Linky Party! Link up your creation(s) HERE by February 8.

Be sure to display this graphic on your blog post:

Should you wish to get the Swirly Blooms stencil I used, you can get it at the STAMPlorations store at a special price when you use my discount code {thanks}:

Until then,enjoy creating and take good care.
Hugs and smiles,

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  1. Fab work with the digital stamp and mixed media - I like it very much! TFS

  2. What a wonderful way to use the digi - love the textured background, and also the way you trimmed out the extra cupcake and adding it to the edge of the main digi. Beautiful

  3. What a creative idea to use the Digi's in this way. Fabulous inspiration and love the texture and the design....Thank you x.

  4. Gorgeous piece! I love the interest you have created by putting the cupcake inside and outside too, it works perfectly and looks great with the textured frame!


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