Watercolor Gelatos: A Feathered Forest
My Messy Mandala

"Bee Yourself" - An Art Journal Page

Hi all. Today I'm going to share with you my latest art journal page featuring some of my favorite Design Memory Craft products.

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As usual, I started by giving my page a layer of Gesso to prime my page and help it receive the various mediums better.

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Using the hexagonal stencil from the Stencil 101 Collection, I added Banana colored Gelatos.

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To begin building up some depth, I added Mango Gelatos to the outside edges of each hexagon and blended it with my finger.

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Next, I did the same with Tangerine Gelatos.

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To make my honeycomb area larger, I flipped the stencil and repeated these steps again.

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To help define my honeycomb even further, I outlined each with my Stampers Big Brush Pen in Nougat.

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When the ink is still wet it has a wonderful, blendable quality to it, that I love. As you can see here from my page, I wasn't aiming for precision. I really like the grungy effect that was emerging.

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I defined my page edges using Tangerine Gelatos, Stampers Big Brush Pen in Nougat, and Gold Champagne Gelatos.

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For my focal point, I colored a stamped image with Art Grip Aquarelles in Yellow and adhered it to my page using Gel Medium.

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To add a little more visual interest, I used my Stampers Big Brush Pen in Black to color right onto my rubber stamps to add some texture and a sentiment.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial and that I've inspired you to get out your Gelatos and Pitt Pens and spend some time creating. I wish you a wonderful week. Happy Arting!

xo, Belen




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