Hello Lovelies and welcome back to Art Journal With Me, our Wednesday series all about creating positive affirmations! Today I am working in my traveler’s notebook and felt like I needed a reminder that love is the answer, and I bet you need this reminder too. If you’d like to see more art journal layouts like this one, check out this link here: Art Journal With Me. Follow along with my process video below!
I really like working with whatever products happen to already be on my desk, and today I had the Picnic In The Park collection from Amy Tangerine. This collection has such bright and happy colors, fun icons, and so I began with this blue on blue floral patterned paper. I also am using my favorite gesso from Liquitex and a wooden stamp set from Amy Tangerine. The ink cubes are from VersaMagic in Ocean Depth (blue) and Red Magic (red). My traveler’s notebook is from Webster’s Pages.
Trim down your patterned paper to fit your notebook, and then gesso over the center of your page. I like to use a really rough textured brush on my pages because they leave the best brush strokes. This fluid gesso is also a great staple to keep on hand, it covers so easily but also still leaves an opaque quality so the lovely pattern still shows through just a bit.
Once the gesso is dry you can add your words. I used the LOVE stamp for my first word, and then used the vellum alphabets for the rest. The gesso helps them stand out on the page. I also used the little triangles to add a little bit extra to the page, and the butterfly and bird point into the direction of the words as well. I had some lovely space left over for embellishments, so that is the next step. I used some die cuts from the collection (the lemonade bike and the florals) and one of the rainbow shaker stickers because this was such a fun rainbow page!
There are so many ways to show love, share love, and BE love in the world today, but I hope you always remember to love yourself first and foremost. You are so worth it! See you again soon!