Gotta Have Fun Art Journal Page Tutorial

FC Feb Fin Fo Sho

This was originally created for a Faber Castell Design Memory Craft Assignment. EnJOY! Happy Friday!

Cover page in journal with Gesso, set aside to dry

FC Feb 1

Draw a large teardrop on a piece of book paper.  This will be your flower petal.

FC Feb 2

Color 4-5 pieces of book paper using Gelatos® Banana and Gelatos® Double Scoop® Mango and Red Cherry.

FC Feb 3

Write fun, uplifting words on your page using a PITT® Artist Pen Black 199

Also, use template to draw doodles on page.

FC Feb 4

Layer colored book pages and use the already drawn teardrop to cut out 4-5 teardrop petals.  Use he Dot Dabber to spread and blend gelatos on petals.

FC Feb 5

Use Gel Medium to adhere petals to side of page, as shown

Use Gelatos® Double Scoop® Licorice to add shading.  Use Stamper’s Big Brush Pen White 101 for doodles.

FC Feb 6

Add a little outline on outside of petals using Stamper’s Big Brush Pen Black 199.  Color over doodles and words on page using Gelatos® Double Scoop® Snow Cone. Use blender tool to spread.  

Use archival ink to stamp on “Gotta Have Fun.”

FC Feb Fini

Spread a little gesso over words.  Apply another coating of Gelatos® Double Scoop® Snow Cone.  Be sure to allow the words to still peek through a bit.

Dip Stipple Brush in water and wipe on Gelatos® Double Scoop® Licorice to pick up color, make sure wet, shake over page to add splatters.

FC Feb Fin Fo Sho

Rub marker around the edges of each side of the page to finish. 

FC Feb Supplies

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  1. Arnette

    Thank you Tiare for sharing this beautiful page.I’m going to make my journal page because I need a lot of fun in my life right now.

  2. Star H.

    Thanks a bunch Tiare for this great tutorial! I’m going to use it as my very first page. I appreciate the reminder to ‘have fun’, as it sometimes takes a backseat in every day life. 🙂

    Keep creating…you are our inspiration!

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