Tuesday, December 26, 2017

New Year Art Journal Page + Free Desktop Wallpaper

Hi friends! It's Torrie here from Fox + Hazel for another Team Tuesday! I wanted to share this art journal page I created to usher in the new year and to celebrate all the possibilities! I normally go for a lot of color, but I kept this spread soft & minimal. I wanted to channel the desire of focus and calm for 2018 for me.

So let's check out how I made this page!

I started by mixing some soft acrylic paints in lavender and light blues with some matte medium to create a glazing effect. The substrate I'm using is some 140 lb watercolor paper, because I knew I wanted to use water in this spread. I kept layering and working until I was happy with the page!

Next, I used Organized Chaos by Cat Kerr to add some texture to my background. I liked the idea of a subtle star like pattern in the background, and this stencil was perfect for that!

When I planned this art journal page, I envisioned the moon phases framing the top and bottom of it. For this element I used Carved Moon Phases by Cat Kerr with Prussian Blue and actually reversed the stencil from how it is cut. I stenciled one half of the moon phases, then moved the stencil over and continued.

There wasn't enough stars happening, so I used Sun & Moon by Cathy Nichols to add some delicate stars spattered around the page.

Lastly I added some more details using a while gel pen. I then used a black fountain pen to write my sentiment "New year, new chances" and add some more stars and doodles to complete the page!

It was a relaxing and fun page to make. It's more minimal than my usual style, but I love the calming vibe it's giving off!

You can find all the stencils I used on this page right below!

And as a fun added bonus I turned this page into a desktop wallpaper that you can download for your computer! I love having art on my desktop, so of course, I wanted to share with you!

You can head over to my blog, Fox + Hazel, to download your free desktop wallpaper!


  1. Wow!! Absolutely love what you created!! Love the color combinations and the way you used the stencils!! Thank you so very much for including mine!

  2. I love how soft and airy this spread is! Lovely! :)

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