Art Journaling Techniques With Dylusions Paints

Creating an art journal page using Ranger Dylusions Paints with different application techniques, stamps and stencils.

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Hi Everyone! Carisa here with you today and I have been super excited to try out the new Dylusions Paints by Ranger. When I saw Blitsy carries them in the Everyday Section, I knew I didn't have to wait any longer so I quickly picked out 6 colors to try: Black Marble, Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime, Crushed Grape and Squeezed Orange. Aren't those the most fun names for paint colors?! I can't wait to pick up the rest of the colors because after one use, I am completely in love with them. I find them to be so easy to apply using many different methods that I experimented with. My favorite way to apply them was using the Ranger Mini Ink Blending Tool and I keep an ink blending tool with the foam applicator on dedicated for use with these paints. I also love that they have some unique characteristics like they dry with such a soft matte finish that journaling over top of them is super easy no matter what pen you use. They work great with the Dylusions Sprays but I'll have to show you that in another video down the road because I want to try that technique for sure!

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In this video, join me as I create a fun background with a combination of the Dylusions Paints by Ranger (colors Lemon Zest, Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime, Crushed Grape) along with some stamps. I took a risk covering up almost the entire page with one of my favorite stencils by Donna Downey Studios called Collage Portrait with Black Marble. The risk was well worth it as the background I created with the Dylusions Paints really pops against the black outline of the stencil!

Close Ups:

Here is a close up of the final page. You can see how all that background layering really pops against the black outline of the stencil. I also wanted to point out I used Imagine Crafts irRESISTible Pico Embellisher in Electric Color to add some handwritten scribbles on my page as well as Wedding Dress to frame my page. I love using these for this technique because not only do they have a super fine applicator perfect for writing, but it also leaves a bit of a raised texture on my page!

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