Art Journal Pages: Some Favorite Techniques

I share lots of handmade books on my blog and in my social media feeds, but I don’t often share what’s inside those books. So I’ve written several blog posts showing my journal pages and some of the mixed media techniques to use.

Some favorite techniques I used on these firsts two pages are:

  • A background of 1″ squares of vintage and found papers plus my own photographs.
  • A heart stenciled with water soluble crayons.
  • Machine stitching and loose threads.
  • Found poetry.
  • Encaustic paint and encaustic medium over the entire surface.

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On these next two pages, I included more of the 1″ squares, stitching and encaustic paint, plus:

  • Images and words rubber stamped onto white tissue paper.
  • Sewn strips of fabric.
  • Small tabs of paper and fabric that hang off the edge of the page.

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And this final page incorporates many of the above layers – found papers, encaustic paint, stitching and rubber stamps.

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What are your favorite techniques to use on journal pages? Leave me a comment, I’d love to know!

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One Thought on “Art Journal Pages: Some Favorite Techniques

  1. Linda R. on September 12, 2018 at 1:26 pm said:

    Love the one inch squares and will try this technique. Thanks for sharing.

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