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!
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!