Christmas art journal pages that make me happy!

I have a favourite motto: “It’s never too late“!
I did this Christmas art journal spread just before Christmas and now, I wish you a Merry Christmas! lol

I had just received a brand new Carabelle Studio stamp called Circles and Dots and was just itching to play with it in my small art journal!

At first, I didn’t really have any specific plans (well I lied because I wanted to incorporate this stamp design into a Christmas theme but I wasn’t sure how things were going to pan out so I kept quiet hehe)…

But here is what I did:

  1. I painted the background with pretty colours (the paper is thick and didn’t need gesso although you can add some if you wish)
  2. Using a plastic card, I started creating lines with iridescent paint (see below for supplies). Before I knew it though, I was spreading the paint as well, creating shimmery and sexy grungy texture 🙂
  3. I loved the effect and my head was telling me to stop there as it looked so pretty!! But, I didn’t listen to it because I know that when I push myself a bit further, I always end up with even prettier pages so…
  4. I pulled out my favourites stencils by Tim Holtz to add subtle texture with white paint and dark iridescent paint, and then…
  5. It was finally time to use my gorgeous new stamp! I used it on both sides of my journal with dark purple ink and it looked A-MA-ZING!!
  6. Using a little iridescent paint, I did a subtle highlighting around my stamped areas and then painted some of the circles in gold
  7. I added some banners which I painted with 2 shades of blue before writing the 2 most important words at this time of the year: MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Hope you enjoyed my Christmas art journal pages and that you will feel inspired to create pages of your own from it! Please post a photo in the Facebook support group here so I can see it 🙂

Love to you my Creative Friend,

Mimi.

Art supplies used:
(click on blue links to get them)

Merry Christmas Art Journal Spread - Video tutorial with Mimi Bondi

Merry Christmas Art Journal Spread - Video tutorial with Mimi Bondi

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