Monday, 22 January 2018

Believe In Yourself Art Journal Spread

Hey Hey All

Today I am wanting to share with you all my first art journal spread of 2018, One of my main goals for this year is to do more mixed media art.

This double spread is a first as when I do play in my art journal I generally do a single page but this time I went for it with a double page, I didn't really think too much with this spread and just went for it as they say.

Here is my double spread

When I first started to do the background for this I wasn't liking it at all and thought to myself oh here we go it looks a mess you have messed up big time BUT I kept at it and the more I did the better it became and I have to say I LOVE the end result, it is much much brighter in person.

Now for some close up pictures

On this side of the spread I used some Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read - believe in yourself, own your dreams, be brave, do what you love

On the right hand side again I used Tim Holtz Small Talk stickers which read - Leave a little sparkle wherever you go, shine like the whole universe is yours

Full Pictures of each side of the spread

Left Side

Right Side

The small talk stickers I chose for this spread were chosen very carefully as I am wanting to be more confident in myself, believe in myself, to be brave and so on and to not let anyone stop my shine or sparkle.

To achieve this spread I have used the following products:
Dylusions Large Art Journal
Neon Acrylic Paints - Pink, Yellow, Blue and Green
White Acrylic Paint
White Gesso
Iridescent Medium
Dylusions Bubblegum Pink Paint
Dylusions Black Paint
Dylusions Stencil (circles)
Star Stencil
Star Punch and Printed out Stars cut out and painted
Modelling Paste Tool
Sponge for stencilling
Black Watercolour Pencil 
Old Bank Card to make lines

If you have not tried art journalling and are a little intimidated just go for it there are no rules there is no wrong or right way it is YOUR way. I art journal for me and nobody else and yes if I am happy with what I have done then I shall share but some pages I may not as they may be very personal to me. 

Your art journal is exactly that your's something for you to just let yourself go with something you don't have to think about before starting nor do you need expensive products to do it like above some of the paints I have used are crafters acrylics so not artist grade.

One last picture of the spread 

I hope this art journal spread has given you lots of inspiration and you like what I have done, Keep your eyes peeled for more mixed media and art journal projects I have so many ideas for mixed media I want to do this year ;).

Xx The Crafty Bat xX


  1. Looks gorgeous Kelly, love the sheen on the stars xx

  2. Fabulous journal spread love the stencils and stars
    Carol x

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