Art Journal Page: Frozen Fractals

Last Monday was my regular art journal session at The Studio. We took the theme ‘baby, it’s cold outside’. Coincidentally, it was one of the coldest evenings of the autumn too. The theme called for cool colours, shimmer and sparkle to evoke frost rime on windows and icy surfaces:

art journal frozen fractals

I started with layers of gesso, creating ridged fans/feathering by jittering the edge of a palette knife to make the texture. Sprinkle a little Ultramarine Color Burst. Add more layers of gesso and then iridescent medium. Stamp with archival inks before adding the quote. Smear some Stardust stickles over the page and set aside to dry. I think the quote source is fairly obvious and just fits the theme perfectly!

Used in this art journal layout

  • Daler Rowney A5 Graduate Sketchbook
  • Gesso: white
  • Ken Oliver Crafts Color Burst: Ultramarine
  • Winsor & Newton Galeria Iridescent Medium
  • Ranger Archival Inks: Shadow Grey / Cornflower Blue / Sky Blue
  • Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Rubber Stamps: Grunge Flakes [CMS098]
  • Hero Arts Rubber Stamp: Lady Fern [E3640]
  • Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Pico Embellisher: Wedding Dress
  • Stabilo All Surface Watersoluble Pencil: Black
  • Ranger Stickles: Stardust
  • Posca pens (PC-1M)