Today I have a junque journal spread to share with you, created for the Vicki Boutin design team! I wanted to make a pretty watercolour background for this page using my art crayons, so I used the watercolor Junque Journal paper. I documented some photos of my youngest daughter and my nephew playing in the pool…
First I applied a layer of gesso to the background, as I wanted to be able to add lots of water to the page to blend the colours together. Next I chose some art crayons in different shades of blue and purple and got to work creating my background. I wanted it to look ‘watery’ to match the photos. I used some plastic packaging and a water-brush to apply the colour.
Once that was dry, I added some subtle stencilling using the art crayons with the large stencil brush, and the circle stencil. I love that this gives the effect of ripples in the water! To finish the background off, I added some stamping using the circle stamps and the ‘cool’ color wheel inks.
I printed my three photos off in a filmstrip, and matted them with one of the patterned papers from the ‘All the Good Things’ 7x10 inch paper pad. I created my title using a couple of cut files from JustNick Studio (Words 3 and Words 4). I love that the word ‘happy’ has open letters so that I could back them using more patterned papers from the collection! I adhered that word using foam tape to give it some more dimension.
I created a cluster of embellishments in the bottom right hand corner of the spread to balance out the photos and title on the left. I used some die cuts from the collection to create the cluster, and once again I used foam tape under certain elements to create more interest and dimension.
I added a few of the watercolor stickers around the page, and then I finished it off with some splatters of white gesso and a doodled border around the edge.
Here’s a look at how it looks all finished and in my Junque Journal…
If you’d like to watch my process video for this Junque Journal spread, you can check it out over on my YouTube channel…
Junque Journal Refills – Watercolor Paper
Art Crayons #2 - Cool
Color Wheel Pigment Ink – Cool Tones
Stamps & Dies – Set 3
Stencil Brush Set
7”x10” Paper Pad
Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Double-Sided Patterned Paper – Blossom to Awesome
Double-Sided Patterned Paper – Pretty Words
Double-Sided Patterned Paper – Birds of a Feather
Double-Sided Patterned Paper – Happy Thoughts
Double-Sided Patterned Paper – Good Vibes