Christmas seems to have come much sooner than usual this year. I barely put the Halloween decorations away and now we’re prepping for Christmas dinner!
But, I did manage to get in the studio and create a frosty inspired art journal page. Considering the temperature here in Phoenix is in the upper 60’s, frosty is not something we get often.
Supplies used for this “snowy” art journal page…
- TCW574 Mountain View stencil
- TCW591S Very Merry Christmas stencil
- TCW2108 Knit Fragments stencil
- Uniball Signo Gel Pen – Silver
- DecoArt Media Modeling Paste
- Americana Acrylic Paints – Whispering Turquoise, Sapphire, Raw Sienna, Warm White, Light Buttermilk
- DecoArt Decoupage Matte Finish
- Embossing heat tool
- Vintage music sheets
One of my favorite vintage ephemera to use in laying an art journal page is music sheets. I found this sheet at Goodwill and paid only .50 cents! It’s from 1953 and has a wonderful shade to it. I also thought the theme is perfect for this page. I wanted to highlight the words “Winter Wonderland” in the process too. I tore the page by hand and then adhered it with some DecouPage matte finish glue.
I used two shades of blue to give it a wintery look. I applied them with a very wet brush and a baby wipe. Making sure to not cover up the theme words.
I then used the 12″ x 12″ Mountain View stencil with some Raw Sienna and Warm White to give it a snowy mountain look. The small knit fragment stencil was used with some modeling paste mixed with Sapphire paint. I had some paste left over so I used it with the 6″ x 6″ Very Merry Christmas stencil.
I only applied it to the words and then used the silver Uniball Gel pen for the string of lights portion around the words. I love this pen! It writes on just about any surface.
I’m not one to wait for paint or paste to dry so I tend to use my heat tool to hurry the process along. Once the words were dry, I outlined them with the gel pen to highlight them.
I also gave it a layer of Light Buttermilk paint using some bubble wrap and the end of a small plastic tube.
I love how this page turned out! I feel like I’m in the snowy mountains of Northern Arizona.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and it inspires you to create something festive and frosty this Christmas.
Here is a picture of our Christmas tree. I love the glow of the lights and the way it looks through the window. Every ornament has a special story behind it and that angel we’ve had for about 20 years. Those are some of the things I love about this season.
Most of all I wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the blessings that come with it!