Art Journal Page: Nature


In between planting out onion sets, garlic and shallots at the allotment, teaching scrapbook layouts, supervising a learner crocheting and making tea for the landscape gardeners, I slipped in an art journal page! It just goes to show that if you aim to do a page a day – you can. Just! I wanted to try my inverse silhouette technique with something other than black ink, and I think it worked really well šŸ™‚

Used in this layout:

  • Background layer: Dylusions Paints (I think – it was quite a while ago!)
  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page Photo Transfer Medium
  • Woodware Mask-It sheet
  • DecoArt Personally Yours Stencil: Roaring 20s [PYB102]
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic: Titan Buff
  • Posca Pens (1M & 5M)
  1. Start with a background, and remember that it will show through the image transfer
  2. Make sure everything is dry, then apply the photo transfer medium as directed and leave to dry – I used a photo from the RHS magazine
  3. Remove the paper layer by spritzing with water and rubbing it away
  4. Seal with another layer of photo transfer medium
  5. Meanwhile, trace the letter outlines onto the Mask-It sheet and cut out
  6. Stick the letters down to the dry page and then sponge over Titan Buff paint, building up the layers and blending out as required
  7. Finally, add text and outlines with Posca pens.