Art Journal Page: How Will You Know?


Part of art journaling is using a journal as an experimental area. Today I tried a method of creating weathered wood using paint layers, distress inks and archival inks, and it sparked off an idea for the layout. Somewhat annoyingly, it took longer to find a suitable saying to match my idea than it did to make the page!

Used to make this page:

  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Paints: Antique Linen / Frayed Burlap / Weathered Wood
  • Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Weathered Wood / Walnut Stain / Tea Dye
  • Ranger Archival Ink: Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom / Potting Soil
  • Posca Pens (1M / 3M)
  • Sakura Pigma Micron 02

One thought on “Art Journal Page: How Will You Know?

  1. What a stunning page, Neil. I love the little hole and the view through to the beautiful garden! Such an unusual layout, and the effect of the distressed wood is amazing – I can almost feel the texture and it’s hard to believe it’s done with paints and inks on the page.

    It’s a great idea using an art journal as an opportunity for experimenting with new materials and techniques. This is an area I am just beginning to get into.

    I hope you will treat us to a flip-through of the whole journal once it is completed.

    Keep up the good work – visiting your blog is always such a treat, and lovely that the visits are so frequent these days!


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