DIY Christmas-Inspired Art Journal Page

Posted by Kim Dellow

Get into the spirit of the season with this DIY Christmas art journal page tutorial. This mixed media project is perfect for the winter!

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Hey guys Kim Dellow here, how is the weather where you are? The weather outside might be frightful but inside my studio I'm letting it snow! It's snowing all over my page for this Christmas-inspired art journal page. But my snow won't melt with the thaw as it is made using the Carta Bella Snowflakes stencil with some of the Golden Glass Bead gel. I've used some Christmas song sheets to add some festive cheer to my background and used white acrylic paint and blue powder paint to add some color.

So go make yourself a hot chocolate because it is forecast to snow!

Here Is What You Will Need:

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Carta Bella Snowflakes Stencil

Brusho - Prussian Blue

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic Paint Titanium White

Golden Regular Gel (Gloss)

Golden Glass Bead gel

Strathmore Mixed Media Journal

Christmas Music sheets

Bottle of water

Palette knife


Let's Dream Of A White Christmas

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Start the page off by tearing Christmas music sheets into strips and sticking them to a page in your Strathmore Mixed Media Journal with Golden Regular Gel.

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Hold the Snowflakes stencil over the top left-hand side of the page and use a palette knife to spread the Golden Glass Beads over it and into the snowflake shapes. Remove the stencil and let the snowflakes dry.

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Mix a little bit of the Brusho Prussian Blue powder into some of the white acrylic paint then spread a line of it over the top of the page, spray it with water and hold the page vertically to let the paint drip down the page.

Let the drips partly dry then flick a little bit of the Brusho powder onto the page and spray with more water and hold the page up again to let the color drip down the page. Then let the page dry completely.

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Spread a bit of white acrylic paint over the surface of the snowflakes with a palette knife and let the paint dry.

Add some Brusho to some water and use a brush to go around the outline of the snowflake with a brush, then let this dry and add more white acrylic paint as needed.

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I really love this snowflake stencil, so handy for so many winter and Christmas makes, and it works so well with the Golden Glass Beads gel to make fabulously textured snowflakes. But there are plenty of other snowflake stencils that will work just as well with this technique so grab your favorite.

Have fun with it and remember to share your Christmas-inspired art journal pages with the Secret Blitsy addict Facebook page.

Thanks for popping in.

Kim Dellow