art journal magazine spread

Show of hands, how many of you, while creating artwork as yourself “what if”, meaning, “what if I do this and in this case.. what if I create an art journal magazine spread?”  Raided my stash of papers and voila!

You’ll learn how I created an art journal magazine spread with 4 sides, using printed tissue, acrylics, and collage for the first page. But wait, there’s more…

 

I also created another random book of background page on cream coloured Stonehenge paper using printed tissue so it was easier for you to see the technique. Also demonstrated are book of background pages created with collaged tissue paper with binder paper, mixed media paper, and raw canvas.  5 tissue collaged backgrounds will be shown. If you can apply paint to it, you can use it for a background support, so get creative and look around your home for ideas.

art journal magazine spread

Side Note: by using existing papers that are destined for the blue box, you can upcycle them into something functional. Magazine spreads are perfect for this as there is something in the background already.

Art Journal Magazine Spread

Book of Backgrounds Type:

  • Folded Spread from a Large Magazine
  • Stonehenge Paper
  • Binder Paper
  • Mixed Media Paper
  • Raw Canvas

Mediums:

  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page
    • Fabric – DSDA116
    • Paper – DS115
    • Napkin – DS115
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18

Brushes:

  • Royal Aqualon, 1″, 3/4″, Wash – 2700

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • No-Stick Mat (Currently using the Unstick Arts and Craft Sheet)
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby or Kitchen Wipes
  • Heat Gun
  • Hard Plastic to flatten collage material

Manufacturers

Time to Raid Your Stash

Gather magazines, junk mail and stuff like that.  Set a timer for 15 minutes. Squint your eyes to diffuse the details and flip through everything and pick out a layout you like and use that as your base for collage.   Share below…how many did you pick out?

Book of Backgrounds 2016, Number 17

Show of hands, how many of you, while creating artwork ask yourself “what if”, meaning, “what if I do this?”

In this free book of backgrounds video lesson, I’m pretending to be a mad art scientist and will use a magazine spread as my painting base.

You’ll learn how I created a 4 sided journal spread, using printed tissue, acrylics, and collage for the first page. But wait, there’s more…

 

I also created another random book of background page on cream coloured Stonehenge paper using printed tissue so it was easier for you to see the technique. Also demonstrated are book of background pages created with collaged tissue paper with binder paper, mixed media paper, and raw canvas.  5 tissue collaged backgrounds will be shown. If you can apply paint to it, you can use it for a background support, so get creative and look around your home for ideas.

Book of Backgrounds, Tim Holtz tissue on Stonehenge paper

Book of Backgrounds Type:

  • Folded Spread from a Large Magazine
  • Stonehenge Paper
  • Binder Paper
  • Mixed Media Paper
  • Raw Canvas

Mediums:

  • DecoArt Americana Decou-Page
    • Fabric – DSDA116
    • Paper – DS115
    • Napkin – DS115
  • DecoArt Media White Gesso – DMM18

Brushes:

  • Royal Aqualon, 1″, 3/4″, Wash – 2700

General Supplies:

  • Royal Brush Square Brush Basin – RD325
  • Royal Essentials Palette Paper – RD358
  • Royal Palette/Painting Knife – LG2
  • No-Stick Mat (Currently using the Unstick Arts and Craft Sheet)
  • Mister Bottle Filled with Water
  • Paper Towels
  • Baby or Kitchen Wipes
  • Heat Gun
  • Hard Plastic to flatten collage material

Manufacturers

Side Note: by using existing papers that are destined for the blue box, you can upcycle them into something functional. Magazine spreads are perfect for this as there is something in the background already.

Time to Raid Your Stash

Gather magazines, junk mail and stuff like that.  Set a timer for 15 minutes. Squint your eyes to diffuse the details and flip through everything and pick out a layout you like and use that as your base for collage.   Share below…how many did you pick out?