Wings art journal spread

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! Today is my post day on the Paper Wings Productions blog and I’m super stoked to share a DT inspiration project using Art Textures stamp setBird Beauty stamp setVintage Cuties Clip Art SheetFlower Power stamp setWings stamp set and Mini Wings stamp set. I created my first-ever art journal pages and am very happy with how they turned out!

I began by stamping random textures in black ink from the Art Textures stamp set over both pages and around the edges. I then brushed gesso over both pages and let dry. I rolled a thin layer of pink acrylic paint (red and white mixed) with a brayer over both pages and let dry.


Using a spatula, I applied opaque matte texture paste over a stencil in several places on both pages. When dry, I spritzed a little water and sprayed the Cranberry ink. I let the ink run in some places and lightly blotted it in other places.


I stamped the sentiment on the lower right page and then splattered watered-down black gesso over both pages.


I layered a vintage cutie on pearlized cardstock and then again on some torn cardstock, sewed around the edges, and adhered it to the left side. I stamped and fussy cut one large and two small butterflies, colored them with Spectrum Noir markers and added some Shimmer Pico Embellisher to all the wings.


I also stamped two yellow flowers and two pink flowers, fussy cut them and added Shimmer Pico Embellisher to those as well. I adhered the butterflies with Tim Holtz gam spinner bodies and the flowers.


Here’s one final shot – a close-up of the sentiment. I just love this!


Proud to enter this Art Journal spread into the following challenges:
A Perfect Time To Craft Challenge Blog: #10 – Anything Goes
Crafting by Designs: October Anything Goes
Crafty Creations: #351 – Anything Goes
Inky Chicks: #89 – Anything But Square
Inspiration Destination: #135 – Anything Goes
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #67 – Anything Goes
Mixed Media World: #29 – Anything Mixed Media Goes
Moving Along With The Times: #55 – Geometric Shapes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1740 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More: October Challenge – Close To Nature
Unicorn Challenge Blog: #26 – Perfectly Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #302/303 – Anything Goes

Paper Wings Productions products used:
Art Textures stamp set
Bird Beauty stamp set
Vintage Cuties Clip Art Sheet
Wings stamp set
Mini Wings stamp set
Flower Power stamp set

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Paper Accents Pearlized Pastels cardstock, Urban Style Design Pad
Ink: Fossilized Amber and Picked Raspberry distress oxide ink, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Spectrum Noir- CR6 and CT4, White Sakura Gelly Roll pen
Accessories: Tim Holtz Gothic stencil, Ranger Opaque Matte texture paste, Studio white gesso, Tim Holtz Liquitex Acrylic Paint- Titanium White and Cadmium Red, Ranger Cranberry Adirondack Color Wash, Ranger Distress Sprayer, Janome Sew Mini sewing machine, Bo Bunny Doily, Shimmer Pico Embellisher, Idea-ology Game Spinners, black gesso

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing my very first art journal pages using some fabulous stamp sets! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps and other goodies at Paper Wings Productions! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

11 thoughts on “Wings art journal spread”

  1. Hi Leslie. Congratilation for your first-ever art journal pages and you realy have done a great job. I love how you take pains to incorporate a message in your work.
    Irena xxx


  2. Wonderful work, love those butterflies, so colourful.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us at PB & More.
    Lynn x


  3. So beautifully done, thank you so much for joining us this month at Penny Black and More challenge in our “Close to Nature” theme!


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