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Art journal page Enjoy the ride with acrylics and chalk pastels

Art journal: Enjoy the ride

This art journal page was colored with acrylics and chalk pastels - they work great together! The bike stamp set was included in Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine (issue 183 June 2018) but you'll definitely find something to replace it, if it's not available any more. To see how I made this mixed media layout, click the link to Youtube time lapse video tutorial at the end of this page.


- white background
- a piece of an old book page and a glue stick (optional)
- white gesso
- yellow acrylic paint, I used cheap transparent acrylic paint by Flying Tiger
- sponge dauber or a make-up sponge
- stencil (brick wall)
- white modelling paste, I used Panduro
- stamps: a bike, a basket, flowers, a small butterfly, title (Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine, issue 183 June 2018)
- permanent black ink, I used Ranger Archival Ink
- permanent black markers, I used Staedtler 0.7 for the straight line and Artline 0.1 for small details
- markers for coloring (optional)
- chalk pastels, I used Crelando
- water color brush 2


I started with painting the background. I mixed my own paint using white gesso and two shades of brown combined with a little bit of yellow transparent acrylic paint. Next step I created the brick wall effect with a stencil and white modelling paste. When it was dry, I painted over it with water diluted paint mixture. I stamped with permanent black ink and coloured the flowers and butterflies mainly with chalk pastels using a small water color brush.

Remember to clean up your stencil and brushes immediately after use with warm water and let everything dry before you go on to the next step!

Watch a Youtube timelapse video tutorial (length 6 minutes) on the process of how to make this page:

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