Great to be here with you this morning to share another fun TCW blog tutorial and video!
In today’s page, I am using the TCW750 – Dahlia Blooms – but in both the sizes it is available (12×12 & 6×6). I am using a process that adds dimension to the page. The final page has a sculptural feel to it as you can rearrange the way the flowers look each time you open the page up in your journal
– The Crafter’s Workshop provided me with some product to create this project. The opinions I share are solely my own –
If you enjoy seeing a page come together quickly, you can just go ahead and watch the process video below. Captions within the video will tell you what products I have used along the way.
…here is the page, step-by-step…
1 – I randomly painted Dina Wakley Media heavy body acrylic – Fuschia diagonally across the journal page
2 – Next, I used various stencils around the edge of this painted diaginal blending the edge to bring the page together
– TCW382 – Garden Gate
– TCW381 – Quatrefoil
– TCW481 – North Star
– TCW811 – Floral Statement
3 – Some mark making with my Stabilo Woody pencils
You could stop here… but I continued on with an idea using the 12×12 version of the TCW750 – Dahlia Blooms stencil along with its 6×6 counterpart.
5 – I grab this gorgeous large floral stencil to begin to create the flowers for my sculptural additions to this page. I am using a large A3 piece of watercolor card to stencil onto.
6 – Using the largest flower, sponge through the stencil in rough circles around the flower centre. Beginning in the middle with a dark colour (DWM – Night), moving out in concentric circles, blending the colors somewhat through the stencil (DWM colors – Blackberry, Fuschia, Ruby, Blush & Tangerine). Cut out the flower from the card.
7 – Repeat this process for 2 large flowers. When you start using the 6×6 version of this same stencil… I used blue tones of paint only – Create 3 or 4 smaller flowers for your page. These smaller flowers will create a visual contrast, not only in size but also in color.
8 -Cut down the edge of each petal with some scissors so that each line of color making up the petal is seperated
9 – Position the flowers onto your page and stick down with double sided tape on the centre back of each flower
10 – I added some brush lettering cut from a magazine. It comes from the Allen Ginsberg quote:
– “Concentrate on what you want to say to yourself and your friends. Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness. You say what you want to say when you don’t care who’s listening.” – Allen Ginsberg
I do hope you have enjoyed this walk through of my page and the video. Hopefully it gives you some inspiration to create your own dimensional page.
Have a great day!