How to Easily Create a Mixed Media Art Journal

Hey American Crafts friends! It’s Bea here and I’m so excited to be sharing my latest project using fun mixed media supplies from the new Paper Fashion collection. The gorgeous paints, brushes, tools, and papers bring out the talented artist within everybody and make the creating process easy and joyful! If you are friend of mixed media techniques, Paper Fashion collection is made for you!


I thought I would kick things off with a classic art journal page, one of my favorite mixed media projects! 


I started my pages with drawing floral pattern using pencil. I didn’t have any special plan, I just used my imagination to design the pattern. If you don't feel comfortable enough to design your own pattern, use another image you like as a template! Then, I put a little gouache from each color on the paint palette. I added white paint to each of them. I enjoyed experimenting with the paints and mixing new colors and shades!


On the next page, I started with stamping the ‘believe in yourself’ sentiment to the center, using my Kelly Creates stamp. Then, I painted flowers around the stamp and left white space around it. I machine stitched colorful paper stripes to the edges as a finishing touch.


The great thing about an art journal is you can make it anything you want it to be! Try experimenting with colors and patterns. It is so much fun. 


Thanks for joining me today, I hope you’re inspired to get creative with the Paper Fashion collection!


Supplies: Paper Fashion Gouache Paint (349304), Brush set (349317), Paper Fashion brush vase (349321), Paper Fashion paint palette (349318), Vicki Boutin Junque Journal (343927), Kelly Creates stamp set (351377)