Friday, July 17, 2015


Hi, everyone! It's Lee-Anne here with my first Mixed Media Design Team tutorial for you. I am so excited to be on this team and looking forward to sharing all sorts of mixed media projects with you.

These journal pages are all about my garden...the colors, the birds, the flowers, the colorful accessories, etc.

Add a generous puddle of gesso to your journal pages. Using a spatula, old gift card, etc. spread the gesso around, but leave lots of texture. Allow to dry thoroughly:

Add modeling paste through stencils (Nestled Circles, Retro Circles, X Marks the Spot) randomly across your pages. Again, allow to dry thoroughly:

Stamp various images (Artsy Border Maker, Mixed Media Grunge, Trendy Butterflies, Trendy Birds) in archival ink, randomly across your pages. I like to use my fingers to stamp. It doesn’t matter if you get partial’s all about the texture

Add acrylic paint with your fingers, a paint brush, or just dribble it on your pages. Then add water with a water mister, a paint brush, whatever you have on hand and spread the paint all around on the pages:

Add more color with color mists and mist heavily with water. Tip your journal up, down, left and right to allow for lots of dribbles and again, dry thoroughly.

Time for more stenciling. Add graphite texture paste through stencils (Flutterby, Happy Flowers) and also use your spatula or finger to add bits randomly across the pages. Again, allow to dry. Then randomly add gesso across both pages and allow to dry.

Add some self-adhesive letters to your journal pages and voila, you are done!

ARTplorations stencils:

STAMPlorations stamps:

Other supplies:
Art journal
Acrylic paints
Water mister
Color mists
Paint brush
Graphite texture paste
Self-adhesive letters


  1. Love all the textures, stenciling, stamping and colors on your journal pages. TFS all your steps Lee-Anne. Your art is always so Inspiring my friend.

  2. love the color combo of your beautiful art journal page

  3. Wonderful journal page..I loved all the garden details :) lovely colors.

  4. Gorgeous page, such wonderful colours and texture! xxx

  5. Awesome journal page Lee-Anne!!! Loved all the details and textures on this page...Thanks a lot for the tutorial!

  6. Oh this is so grungy and extremely beautiful Lee-Anne! :)
    Suchi xx

  7. Thanks for all the love everyone! Much appreciated!


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