Little Clouds Art Journal Tutorial ST39

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Little Clouds art journal tutorial in the heat!

It’s very, VERY hot today out here in sunny Australia! The fan is buzzing in the background, moving my art journal pages around… But it’s keeping me cool while I attempt to do an art journal spread and record this little clouds art journal tutorial for you 😉

Let’s get started…

  • I’m playing with my lovely Liquitex Basics acrylic paints today, starting with a bit of light green, mauve and light turquoise… I think they will look lovely as patches of colour on my background! I’m spreading the paint around with my fingers, making sure I leave finger marks to create a little texture.
  • Next I’m pulling out my small stencil collection, looking for one that will create interesting texture, such as the chicken wire stencil! I add the some aqua green and bright green with a make up sponge for a soft but clear effect…
  • I don’t want to cover my page with just one type of texture, so I’m choosing another stencil with squares for more interest.

Now let’s add more texture…

  • Now, using dark purple ink (because it’s a dark colour but not as harsh as black) and a hand carved stamp, I add more texture throughout my pages.
  • Then I add a little yellow to unify all areas a little… Then some pink.
  • I create a funky border using a Dina Wakley stamp. I didn’t stamp perfectly but it adds to the handpainted feel!
  • Using a large flower stencil and some of my previous green and aqua colours (and some white), I add large subtle flowers in both corners of my spread
  • I add some iridescent gold around the flowers to create a subtle highlight…
  • Then spread a little white paint here and there to create happy little clouds (as someone famous would say!) and softening up the edges of my border at the same time.
  • And the final touch is a few little white dots highlighting the center of the flowers and the petals.

You could add a quote that inspires you or journal on top but I’m happy to leave it as is.
Oh my, I love it so much!!! 🙂

Try it out for yourself and let me know with a comment below what you think of my little clouds art journal tutorial!

Love to you my Creative Friend,

Mimi.

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14 Comments

  1. I am so far behind on my Emails, but am so glad that I saw this finally. Lovely, as usual…….very colorful, yet soft and delicate at the same time. Love it! missed wishing you a Merry CHRISTmas, but can wish you a Happy New Year. Keep up the good work……….and enjoy the warmth that you are having.

    Reply
    • mimibondi

      So glad you enjoyed the video tutorial Sharon! And it’s never too late so thank you for your Christmas wishes 🙂 It’s still baking out here (40 degrees yesterday!) so I’m sending you a little heat your way 😉

  2. I enjoy watching you paint…this page is so lovely. I particularly love the colours. Have a wonderful Christmas and may 2017 bring you many joyous moments.

    Reply
    • mimibondi

      Thank you so much Jan! I appreciate you popping by and I wish a beautiful Christmas and wonderfully creative new year 🙂

  3. thanks for the info-is there a item code or name of Dina Wakley stamp as I think it would be a useful stamp to use in my journal? Happy Christmas-

    Reply
    • mimibondi

      It’s actually the Dyan Reaveley Clearly Borders stamp (I updated the blog post). Merry Christmas to you Stephanie!!

  4. it s gorgeous as usual.. i am so envious of your style.. i still can’t find one… it s so frustrating… thank you for sharing your work .. i love it..

    Reply
    • mimibondi

      Thank you Randi! Do you mean you can’t find your style? If so, don’t try to find your style, just paint what you like and what makes you feel good. A style is not not always how things look but also how things feel… Does that make sense? 🙂

  5. Gosh, it was fun watching that! It was too funny, right before you added the gold, I thought, needs gold. Right before the white I thought the centers need some white, then I thought oh, the extra white is unifying the page. Then I thought, oops, too much white in that corner! But, I didn’t think of the white dots, and I thought they just MADE that page! I especially love the flower on the right.I hope the remodeling is going well, and that you and your family have a WONDERFUL holiday season! Big hugs from Florida for all I’ve learned watching you!

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    • mimibondi

      Thanks Effie!! Oh we are definitely thinking alike then, that’s awesome 🙂 Renovations are driving me k-ray-zay but one day… One day… 😉 Have a lovely Christmas too and, you’re welcome, I’m so glad I can help xx

  6. Mimi, I love this! Of course, I adore the colors you used and your use of gold always makes me smile ? I’m here in the Midwest US freezing my butt off and dreaming of being there enjoying your hot weather!

    Reply
    • mimibondi

      Hi Michelle! Thank you for your kind words, and I’m sending some some sunshine and heat via the intraweb for you 🙂 🙂

  7. hi, fab tutorial, what is the stencil that you used on the edges of the pages? it was on a clear sheet with a few other motifs.

    Reply
    • mimibondi

      Thank you Stephanie! Oops I forgot that one on my list of supplies used. I’ve updated the blog post now 🙂

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