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Art journal page Dream on with acrylic paints and a butterfly

Art journal: Dream on

This simple but pretty art journal page was created with acrylic paints, star stencil and a butterfly. I had some left over blue paint from another project and I didn't want to waste it, so I started to paint and this is how it turned out! To see how I made this mixed media layout, click the link to Youtube time lapse video tutorial at the end of this page.


- white paper for pencil drawing, 120 g/m2
- hand writing stamp (Viva Decor)
- permanent black ink (Archival Ink)
- various acrylic paints: blue, black, white
- sponge daubers or make-up sponges for spreding paint
- a small circle stich stamp and a lid from a jar
- a paper butterfly
- word stickers or printed words, mine are printed on a sticker sheet
- glue stick
- stencil with small stars
- silver acrylic paint
- a silicone brush or a sponge dauber
- black water color and a brush
- water soluble black marker for shadowing
- various permanent black markers for outlining
- white marker
- white gel pen


I started with background stamping and painted over it with transparent blue, acrylic paint. I didn't have any plan when I started, but as I got inspired by the blue circle made with my sponge dauber, I made some white circles with stamps and I decided to use a blueish paper butterfly as a focal point. Remember to clean your stencil and brushes immediately after use with warm water and let everything dry before you go on to the next step! Acrylic paints dry really fast.

Watch a Youtube timelapse video tutorial (length 4:02) on the process of how to make this page:

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