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Gorjuss 'Mini' Art Journal 2018 ~ February ~ and let it fly away

Hello crafty friends,

I am back with the February layout for my 'Mini' Art Journal 2018.

I will be working in my DIY watercolor art journal.
I have a tutorial for you if you want to make one yourself.
Check it out HERE

For this layout I decided to use No.57 'Little Heart' Gorjuss Mini stamp by Santoro.

This is her stamped out with Jet Black Archival Ink.

And this is her coloured up using my Koi Sakura Watercolors.

I wanted her to be holding an element so I decided to die-cut this bunch of balloons.

I also wanted her to have a little side-kick and how cute is THIS little guy!

Here he is coloured in :)

For the background, I chose this beautiful art napkin that reminds me of Tuscany.

The field of yellow is exactly what I was after.

 I did layer this with more gesso and some yellow acrylic paint.

I did feel like I needed to mute down the background as it was not allowing my foreground elements to take centre stage so I dry brushed some gesso.

You can still see the village and the trees in the background but they don't overpower the scene.

Next came the sentiment,
I found it in Tim Holtzs' sticker clippings.

I think it's perfect with the balloons in the scene and the elephant's flying hearts.

Lastly, it's time to doodle!
I pulled out my black ink gel pen and my Signo white gel pen and added doodles to the trees and in the field of yellow

I also created a little grass "heart" border to ground the characters with swirls of white doodle flowers.

And here is my final layout.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

You can watch the process video HERE



  1. Another perfect mini page done. I am still working on mine-trying to get the colouring in to look nicer. :)

    1. Thank you for commenting Jan- I really appreciate the love xxA


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