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Trust Yourself

Art Journal
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Hello Crafters!

Here we are to a brand new challange over Simon Says Stamp and with a Mixed Media Art Journal Tutorial


This week’s theme over Simon Says Stamp Monday Challange is “Chill Out”. There are so many way to interpret this theme, for me, when I think about it, I immediately think about art journaling. I do Art Journal when I need to vent, to relax, to find peace or simply to chill after a long day at work.
I like to start my page with some collaged background, I also used a brown paper tape to prevent anything to soak into the rest of the journal.
Art Journal

I worked on a 6 x 4 art journal in a double spread. I love this size of Art Journal because it is not too big nor too little.
I covered the page with Distress Crayons, I scribbled them randomly, then with the help of a baby wipe, I blended the colors together.

Art Journal

I also used Distress Markers to add highlights and shadows around the whole page. I like the bold contrast I got from mixing Distress Markers and Distress Crayons. With the same color I also added some depth to the modeling paste that I used through a Tim Holtz Layering Stencil.

Art Journal

To add even more power to the word trust, I used white gesso all around the word. With the Distress Marker I added even more shadow to get a dramatic look. I kept blending everything in order to get no harsh lines with baby wipes.

When my Mixed Media Art Journal page was done, I added a little stickers.

For this challange Simon Says Stamp kindly offers a $50 gift voucher to shop over Simon Says Stamp!

Simon Says Stamp is also on Instagram! If you would like you can also share your projects there, but don’t forget to use the hashtag #sssmchallange

And that’s all for today, If you have any questions, suggestions or if you want to let me know what  you think of this project, leave a message!

Zoey Scarpelli

I'm Zoey - I'm passionate about Mixed Media, Stenciling, Stamping and reading books.

  • Anna-Karin

    Gorgeous page Zoey! I love the big word and how you placed the focus on it with the colours and textures.

    January 22, 2017 at 9:25 pm Reply
  • Emma

    Absolutely stunning Zoey…beautiful texture and gorgeous colours on a wonderful project! xx

    January 22, 2017 at 4:39 pm Reply
  • smouwen

    This is stunning, Zoey! Love it! So much texture, even in the texture is more texture! And such wise words! Hugs, Sandra

    January 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm Reply
  • barbarayaya

    A parte il lavoro che è come sempre strepitoso, spero che tu stia bene ora!!!!!!!! Un abbraccio strettissimo! barbara

    January 22, 2017 at 7:05 am Reply
  • kath

    wow Zoey this is amazing…such gorgeous texture and I love the colours you used to make the word pop…have a great weekend…hugs kath xxx

    January 21, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply
  • Meihsia Liu

    Wow.. your creation is amazing, Zoey. I love the beautiful colors and texture. Simply stunning. 🙂

    January 21, 2017 at 3:39 am Reply
  • Macarena

    Oh my! I love everything about this project! The heavy background with so deeply vibrant colors and such an awesome texture and the sentiment itself cause it’s so important to trust yourself! LOVE this! Hugs, Marzena

    January 19, 2017 at 6:59 pm Reply
  • Maura

    I am amazed at your texture here – it is popping 3D!! Such a cool page, Zoey with a great message! hugs, Maura

    January 18, 2017 at 6:20 pm Reply
  • Dawn E

    Wow! What detail! Impressive!

    January 17, 2017 at 6:19 am Reply
  • Andrea Ockey Parr

    I really love how this turned out! The color scheme is really great- especially how there’s that whole strip of the lighter tone in the center. And the message is perfect, too!

    January 16, 2017 at 9:13 pm Reply
  • Cathie C.

    Zoey, your art pieces are mesmerizing! I find myself gazing at your backgrounds studying every detail. It’s like watching fireworks on the fourth of July, each one unique and amazing and never wanting it to end. You are insanely talented!!

    Cathie ♥

    January 16, 2017 at 6:15 pm Reply
  • janeenkay

    Love the thick texture and perfect tone on the TRUST

    January 16, 2017 at 4:07 pm Reply
  • lorraine

    Fabulous art work Zoey, I love the colours and textures, the whole design is gorgeous 🙂

    Lols x x x

    January 16, 2017 at 3:44 pm Reply
  • Pam D.

    I like the combination of crayons and markers!!!

    January 16, 2017 at 3:27 pm Reply

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