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Art Journal Birdies

Hi Lovelies,

Today I'm showing you inside the wonderful, magical, beautiful Helen Hollands Art Journal!
Such lucky little people you are!
If you don't know who Helen is, she is our fabulous Mixed Media instructor and creates stunning Art Journal Pages, Mannequins, Albums and many other creations!

This page was taught recently in our weekly Art Journal Techniques class and featured Dina Wakley's 'Scribbly Birds' stamp! Helen has used soft, muted blue and green tones in her page which just look stunning!
However, there is always the freedom to experiment and try your own thing in Helen's classes which we will show you further on...

To create this gorgeous background, Helen has used a tissue paper base with an opaque crackle paint and a selection of pigmented paints. Layers of various patterned stamps and stencils have then been used on top the textured base.
Doesn't it look stunning!

The adorable little birds have been stamped and painted with watercolor to suit the tones in the background. A lightly inked script stamp over the the watercolour and these birds are ready to be stuck on the page!

Now a few sneak peaks inside some of the journals of ladies that attended the class!
Here you can see the paints selected are slightly more vibrant and also include more pink and yellow tones.

You can see how stunning the background looks once all the layers come together!
When it comes to Art Journalling, using lots layers and textures really is the key to a beautiful page.

Here is another ladies' wonderful variation of Helen's page. She has selected a wider range of colours to paint the birds with while keeping a more muted background.

The crackle paint in the background makes such an impact and is a simple way to add texture to your projects!

I hope you enjoyed looking inside the journal of Helen and the ladies that attended the class! If you love to express yourself, learn new techniques and have a memorable time, our Art Journal Technique class would be perfect!
Get in touch with one of the lovely ladies if you wish to find out more!


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