Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Color is a Power - Art Journal Typography-themed page with Natalie May

Nat is back! You are here too! We could not be happier!
You can check out her marvelous art journal and bio below:

Hello Hello ... Natalie here today sharing an Art Journal Page using the Typography theme.

This was an easy theme for me as I LOVE using type and text in all my projects so this one was a breeze!

I started with a coat of gesso on my page to seal it. (I am working in a large Dylusions Journal)
I then used gel medium to collage on some book paper and torn mesh tape before adding some stenciling with heavy gesso through the Central Ave Stencil.

Once that was dry, I used modeling paste through the Wall of Words stencil across the middle of my page and popped it aside to dry.

I wanted to make a little flippy bit for the middle of the page, so used gel medium to join the pages together to make the book paper element a little bigger and backed it in white card.
I then used my fave Hue Tint Tone Shade stencil with a waterproof pen to trace the design.
Lindys Magicals were perfect for adding color to the design and I added a little water to them to color.

Back to the page, I used Lindys Magicals in Blues and Black to add the color to the page but 'puddling' the color around the raised stencil words.  Added a few scribbles and all done!

Keep scrolling down for a quick little video tutorial I made for you ...

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Natalie May

Stencils Used ...

Natalie May's bio:

I’m lucky enough to be a full-time paper crafter and I couldn’t be happier! I’m happily married to the awesome Clever Trevor & have a beautiful 17-year-old girl child!
I teach around 15 classes a month in Australia and absolutely LOVE what I do – turning my hobby into my job & passion. 

I am the Australian Ambassador for Lindy's Stamp Gang, a member of StencilGirl's Creative Team, I design chipboard for Imaginarium Designs, am an Intermediate Certified Copic Designer, and love everything inky & colour based.
One of the things that keeps me inspired and teaching is that I love to create in all styles.

As much as this industry likes to ‘Pigeon Hole’ people, I am a versatile artist – I regularly teach & create not only scrapbooking layouts but also Cards, Mixed Media Layouts, Paper-based Layouts, Art Journaling, Abstract Canvas Art, plus Kids classes and whatever else I can come up with.
As an Educator for Lindy Stamp Gang, I especially love to create with their products and love to educate people about mediums, textures and general products.   

I love this industry … the opportunity to teach a new technique…. Meeting so many amazing people…..and to be able to CREATE every day is quite a blessing.
You can view more of my work at …
www.happydaks.blogspot.com and find me on Instagram under happydaks and Facebook as well.


  1. I love this project - relatively simple but with powerful results! I'm curious about the mesh tape - is it paper? Where do you find it?

    1. Thanks for the love ...I believe its a dry wall tape - available in the USA in hardware stores

  2. So much beautiful texture and love how you used the color wheel in your design! Thanks for the lovely video and for sharing!


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