Art Journal Emporium April Collage - Poetry is a Shadow Journal Page April 20 2016, 0 Comments

Hello, Katrina Rollings here to share with you my monthly cut and paste, mixed media journal page. This month I have chosen to work with this April's grab bag (see below for product images), there were just so many elements in it I loved.

I will be working in my journal which is a square journal that measures 7.5 inches but you can adapt this page to which ever size journal you work with.

So to begin with I chose the elements I wanted to include in my page from the grab bag kit and re- sized them in my photo editing software to the size I wanted and then printed them out.

I then started on the background.  I wanted some of the elements, as you can see in the photo, to become part of the background. So I cut them out and glued them onto my page.

I then added colour over the top of the collaged elements first using watercolour and then drying the page off with my heat gun.

I added some pearl paints through stencils. Both are hand cut, the echo shape is cut with my Silhouette CAMEO® by dragging and dropping the image into the Silhouette CAMEO® software and adding a cut line.

I also added some smudges and marks, the paint comes in the little nail varnish style jar with a little brush inside, with the pearly paint to highlight the images in the background.

To make the wavy lines to stand out more I outlined them using a gel pen. I also outlined other images in the background.

Then added some clouds and outlined them using my crayons.

Then I added my main collage pieces to the page.

The stars are outlined with silver crayon and have a glitter layer applied. Then outlined with a china glass pencil.

The boat and fish I also outlined with crayon and the fish also has a glittery layer to make his scales come to life.

The quote was printed onto a wonderful product called Safmat™.  It is a clear sticky film you can print onto and will stick onto just about anything.  It was then added to my page to finish it off.


Well there you have it, my journal page for this month. I hoped you enjoyed my walk through and will give some of my ideas a go in your journal. Until next month, enjoy your journal!

Love Katrina

The April Grab Bag is now available as separate kits Tangie Bundle 20 & Rebecca Bundle 20,

{Tangie Bundle No. 20}


{Rebecca Bundle No. 20}

Don’t forget Monthly Grab Bags are only available for a limited time once a month and priced on a sliding scale.  Act fast for the best deal.  For more information visit TB&CO Grab Bags.

For more information on the Art Journal Emporium visit Art Journal Emporium - Tangie Baxter & CO.

[posted by Katrina Rollins]