Saturday, August 9, 2014

Stay Above it - Art Journal Page

 Hello Everyone, Bonjour!
 France Papillon has celebrated her 100th Journal on Monday. She is a great artist and inspiration for me and many of you. She is adorable, loves to teach and share. You can find her videos here.
 She has asked to share our Journal page process and link to her blog as a part of celebration. Today is the last day. I couldn't do earlier and didn't want to miss too.

This is my first sketch of a girl. I admire who make good sketches. I draw her on text paper. Colored her hair with acrylic paints- raw umber and yellow and black. For her skin I used flesh tint in acrylic and some colors from Gelatos and PIIT pens. 

To make the background, I gessoed the page first. Applied Mustered seed and squeezed lemonade distress paints, randomly, spritzed water and moved color around.

 With Lindy's blue spray and crafters workshop flower stencil, made the patterns.

For more texture, I applied embossing paste through CW specimen stencil. You can see white butterflies and circles. 

I added green circles with stencil again.

And here is the final look...

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Link to France's Blog


  1. Nice one Shilpa, this just brought back memories of our Dry pastel classes!

  2. That's beautiful, Shilpa - love the blue green textures in the background - and she looks so calm and happy - definitely staying above it!
    Alison xx

  3. Marvelous Shilpa. She has such a happy and quiet expression. Love all your sprays and texture. xox

  4. Gorgeous spread, the background has a high drooling effect on me!
    Thank you so much for sharing your process and for joining the 100th Journal on Monday celebration :)))

  5. Hi Shilpa,
    love your Art Journal!
    grtz Jolanda

  6. Shilpa, this is beautiful as a whole, but, I love the pieces'n'parts, too! Your lovely young girl could easily stand alone as a piece of art, likewise or your beautifully color background. Thanks for the step-by-step tutorial!

  7. such lovely work and great variety on your blog! Helene from UPA

  8. Hi Shilpa, great art journal page, lovely detail.
    Happy crafting, Angela @Felix the Crafty Cat x

  9. oohh wow,what a wonderful page,the backruond and the girl just fantastic.

    greetings jeannette


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