Tuesday, December 27, 2022

Creanouk - Gell Press Poppy Seeds

Hi, you beautiful artist! Anouk here again to share another art journaling spread.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are all ready a new art journaling process video!
This time I worked with the gorgeous stencil Poppy Seed Heads by Cynthia Silveri that I pressed on tissue paper with my Gel Press printing plate. I alway enjoy a gel printing session, they are just so relaxing! And in the end you'll have a stack of beautiful papers to use in your art journal! You can use these papers when you don't have a lot of time to be creative or to just get yourself inspired.

I build this page up by creating layers with the same stencil. I started with a light colour as a background layer and then I add the darker tissue paper print of the stencilling to create the foreground. I like to work this way to create an art journal spread with a little bit of depth. Sometimes I even add a third layer with modeling paste or gesso to create even more dimension. 
It can be scary to use one stencil multiple times, it can become quite busy if you overdue it. That's why I like to use my tissue paper prints when I'm building up a page with stencilling. The tissue paper is easier to control and to try out if you aren't sure of the outcome.

While I was filming this page I run out of Mod Podge. I almost cried. Ha! Life is tough with a newborn. I remembered that Matt Medium is also an adhesive so at the time it felt like a life saver. Little did I know that tissue paper and Matt Medium are not the best of friends. It dries very waxing in my opinion. So if you are watching this video and see me using Matt Medium for sticking down the tissue paper, I'll not recommend doing the same. I can't wait for my Mod Podge to arrive, because it's been a hard few days without.  

As you can see, the Poppy Seed Heads is such a nice little stencil to create layers with. I hope you enjoy the video from my process that I made for you! 

I wish you all a Happy New Year with lots of creativity!

Until next time.


Handmade journal
Amsterdam Matt Medium 
Vintage Music and Book Paper
Amsterdam White Gesso
Amsterdam Titan Buff Deep Acrylic
Amsterdam Prussian Blue Acrylic
Sostrene Grene - Pale Green
Sostrene Grene - Gold
Tissue Paper
Tea Bags
Instant Coffee
Ranger - White Linnen Acrylic ink
Gel Press - A5 printing plate
Gel Press - Brayer

Thank you so much for reading my blog post. I hope that I have inspired you to create today! My name is Anouk or Creanouk on social media, and I'm an all-round creative from the Netherlands. I love art journaling because I can put my heart and soul into it. You can find my work on Instagram and Youtube.

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