Tuesday’s Tutorial: A Painted Scrapbook Page

Art Anthology Layout 5
Spread your Wings by Tiare Smith. Love how this turned out. I truly am enjoying using paints and art journaling/mixed media techniques to create my layouts. You can create artsy layouts too. Just follow the steps below to create your own “Spread your Wings,” layout.
Art Anthology Layout 1
Using a piece of white cardstock, first prime with Gesso. Next, use broad strokes to add Sorbet Dimensional Gel Paint. Use a baby wipe to spread around the page, creating a smooth, blended look. Dip a paper towel or baby wipe into the gel paint and tap to create darker, dimensional areas. Keep in mind where you want to place your photo. Perhaps, creating a darker space to frame your photo, as I have done here.
Art Anthology Layout 4
Next, I drew a butterfly. You can use a stamp if drawing is not your thing. I painted the butterfly wings using Sorbet Dimensional Gel Paint in Rudy Pink and Satin Sheen Gold. Also, add fun textures by inking a template in several areas and dipping some bubble wrap into white acrylic paint and stamping around the page.
Art Anthology Layout 3
Add your photo. Mat using a piece of torn, white cardstock and a piece of torn, corrugated kraft cardstock. Ink the edges to make it “pop,” and give an aged look. Add flowers to add a touch of femininity and color.
Art Anthology Layout 2
Add your quote or title. Use your own handwriting, where possible. It is a part of saving your memories. Use rub ons on small pieces of white cardstock to highlight important words.
Art Anthology Layout 5
To complete this layout, tear a small piece from the background. Ink torn edges and back with a piece of white cardstock. Add doodles in the butterfly wings and around the page. Add a little bling to add additional sparkle Lastly, ink the edges of the page and smudge a bit of ink around the layout. AWESOME! 

Spread Your Wings by Tiare Smith:  Supplies used: Sorbet Dimensional Gel Paint: Sand Dune, Rudy Pink, Satin Sheen Gold, paint marker, marker, flowers,ink, rub ons, template, card stock, bling, bubble wrap, Gesso, baby wipes.

I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and will give this one a try.  I’d love to see your, so be sure to join me in the Embrace Your Art Facebook Group and share your creations.

Do you use paint on your scrapbook pages?



5 thoughts on “Tuesday’s Tutorial: A Painted Scrapbook Page

  1. This is gorgeous!!!! And for what I’m going through with my transition from card maker to art journalist, the sentiment is fitting! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me to spread my wings. At some point, I’ll settle in on Wednesday night and join you in my PJs.

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