DT Varalusikka: Art Journaling by Riikka
Heippa! It’s Riikka here today to share an art journal spread with you. I recorded a video while I was working with the page. Usually my videos are about 5 minutes long but this time the video ended up being over 9 minutes! I guess it’s due to all the layers I built to the background.
I started the page by taping together two sheets cut to correct size. This is how I was able to make the design continue seamlessly from one sheet to the next. In a later state I then cut the sheets apart and adhered them to opposite pages of my journal, but it was easier to work first like they were just one sheet. On the other hand, pre-cutting and taping the sheets makes it easier to cut the two apart later than working on a bigger sheet in the first place.
I tried to capture an autumn feeling of loss and withing in the page by using pale smokey blue and grey tones in the page. I also included some rusty colored ferns in there. Let me know what kind of feelings you get from the page!
Paper Garden Aava 25 mm tape (https://papergarden.fi/gb/paper-garden/1681-last-stock-pg-aava-25mm-tape.html)
Prima Marketing Art Basics Clear Gesso
LinChiaNing Red Vintage Label Sticker Box (https://papergarden.fi/gb/linchianing/1287-lcn-red-vintage-label-sticker-box.html)
LinChiaNing Mini Vintage Label Stickers (https://papergarden.fi/gb/linchianing/1289-lcn-mini-vintage-label-stickers.html)
Paper Garden Quote stickers No1 Concerning Beauty of Dreams (https://papergarden.fi/gb/paper-garden/1263-pg-quote-stickers-no-1-concerning-beauty-of-dreams.html)
Prima Marketing Finnabair Mechanicals Woodland Ferns (https://papergarden.fi/gb/prima-marketing-inc/1863-prima-marketing-finnabair-mechanicals-woodland-ferns.html)
Vintage papers from Paper Garden
Sheets from Paper Garden monthly subscription boxes