Making Mixed Media Layers with Texture

Posted by Carisa Zglobicki

Building several layers on a background we already started with a stencil and texture paste as our main focus.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

Today I am taking one of the backgrounds we created from the 5 Ways to Jump Start a Journal Page and building from it to complete a page. Even though my panel is a small 5x7 size, I took a 12x12 journal and placed it over my page to create my overall focal point. I love how this turned out because I think it really adds to the emotion of this piece. I kept it simple after adding the texture paste by adding some white highlights using my favorite white paint marker by Sakura. I wanted something to pop on this piece so I added some Liquitex Iridescent Gold Acrylic ink to create some tear drops falling from her eye and then added some sticker journaling. Overall, I truly love this piece and want to take it to a larger canvas now using all the different techniques to create this smaller piece. That's one of my favorite things about art journaling is finding out what works and what doesn't and then transferring that to a canvas. I hope this series has given you some ideas on how to jumpstart and complete journal pages using very simple techniques to more intermediate ideas with the use of layering. I hope you will enjoy the process video for this piece below.


  • Golden Florescent Color (Pink, Magenta)
  • Pebeo Studio Acrylic Florescent Yellow
  • Golden Acrylic Gloss Glazing Medium
  • Golden Fluid Acrylic Carbon Black
  • DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic Cobalt Teal Hue
  • The Crafters Workshop Dream Girl Stencil
  • Prima Marketing Art Extravagance Texture Paste (Graphite)
  • Prima Marketing Designer Stencil Checker
  • Sakura Permapaque Dual Opaque Paint Marker (White)
  • Liquitex Acrylic Ink (Iridescent Gold)
  • Tim Holtz Idealogogy Small Talk Sticker Sheet
  • Liquitex Gel Medium
  • Uniball Signo Pen Black

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Thank you all so much for joining me today. I hope I've given you some inspiration on how to use larger stencils on smaller areas as well as ways to finish your art journal pages. Until next time, Happy crafting!