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Creating a colourful art journal page with a face

In this tutorial I show you how to make a fun colourful art journal page using some popular art supplies. This tutorial doesn't have to be done in an art journal, but it's one of my preferred way of creating as in my journals I can be completely free.



Instructions

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Scribble on the blank page. You can do deep meaningful journaling, use song text or anything that floats your boat, we're going to cover it up in the next step.

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a brayer and one or two colours, start covering the background.

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using two different colours, add spray inks to the background. Hold your journal vertically to let the inks drip.

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a black Stabilo All pencil (or you can use a regular pencil or other type of watersoluble pencil) sketch out a simple face.

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Activate the lines with a water brush

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Add some simple shading to the face with watercolours.

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using black and white paint pens add details to the features (e.g. black pupils, white highlights etc)

  • How to make a mixed media. Let Go   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    As a finishing touch stamp some words in the hair.

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