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Creating a large art journal page with a face
In this tutorial we will be working in a big journal and create a colourful inky spread with some popular mixed media supplies. I recommend working in an A4 size journal (letter size), but of course you could do this in a smaller journal too.

Posted by Iris F. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Iris F.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Brayer craft paint on the whole spread. Brayer white craft paint as a second layer to done down the first.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Brayer metallic paint around the edges.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Use spray inks in several places. I used Dylusions inks in yellows and pinks to complement the background.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sketch a simple front facing portrait with a black charcoal pencil

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Add shading and highlights with watercolours. Don't be afraid to use dark and bright colours (rather than 'skin' colours), it all lends depth and interest.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use white and black paint pens to add details.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Paint the hair white. If you used Dylusions in the prevous steps then the colour of them will shine through the white which is a nice effect.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Scribble words on the edges of the hair with an applicator bottle

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Using a stencil and spray ink add interesting patterns to the hair.

  • How to make a mixed media. Trust In Love   Art Journal Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Stamp some meaningful words in the hair

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