Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Mermaid Art Journal Tutorial!

I'm posting today at the Scrapendipity Way Of Life blog and I'm sharing this lovely art journal page I made using lots of mixed media supplies and the Julie Nutting Mermaid doll stamp by Prima!

Here's a little tutorial showing you how I made it-

I started off with my Dylusions Journal and used Distress Stain to rub colour across my pages. I had previously rubbed off some stencils on these pages and you can see some colours underneath.

I then used Dylusions yellow paint over a Tim Holtz sunray stencil to create my sunrise and spritzed the pages with Perfect Pearls mist to add shimmer and blend the colours slightly.

I used more Dylusions paints and stencils to create a background. I sponged the blue paints through the TH flourish stencil and then used the circle stencil to add white circles. I used bubble stamps and the purple paint to stamp on bubbles, which you'll be able to see below.

 Here's Erica working with some purple paint and stamping those fun bubbles!

I paper pieced and coloured my stamped images (I used the BoBunny Boardwalk paper for my mermaid) and then Mod Podged them onto my paper. 

I added some stamps on top of my journal and then used the Dylusions Ink Sprays to paint in my leaves. I love using the sprays this way! I wanted to distress the cute sea creature stamps a bit so I stamped a Dylusions background stamp over top using Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

You can see how the Dylusions purple paint bubbles resists the spray that I painted onto the leaves and it seems to blend into the background! I absolutely love this 4x6 journaling card from the Laughing Lola Picture My Life cards by CTMH. I love the cards included in these collections - there are so many things you can use them for!

Lastly, I added some Distress Markers to the stamped images and then used Glossy Accents and Stickles around my page. You can see how the butterflies really pop after adding the Glossy Accents! I traced around my Mod Podged images with a brown Distress Marker and used a waterbrush to lightly blend the marker around each image.

I just love how these pages turned out! I love all the layers and the way each medium works together. This mermaid doll is one of my favourites! 

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you have a lovely week! Be sure to check back this week - there is lots going on with the Pretty Cute Stamps September Release as well as a fun Birthday Bash Mini Crop on Saturday!!

Linked to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - use a stamp
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - love this technique (layering different mediums & using Dylusions sprays to paint with)


  1. Gorgeous art journal! GREAT use of the the craft supplies! Love your attentions to details and colors! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Use a Stamp” Challenge!

  2. Oh WOW!!! So much detail!!! Looks Amazing!!! Fabulous project! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. Gorgeous journal! Love the background with the rays and all the texture. Thank you so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!