Creating a red art journal – not my favourite colour

Watch my art process video on this red art journal – explore within

Hello everyone!
Is there a colour that you find challenging to work with? I do!

This art journaling page is my way of exploring my creativity while using the colour red. At the same time, I am using the technique shown by Vicki Boutin on her Free Mixed Media Class.

Because I do not own the crayons that she was using in her video, I am using the colour mediums that I have in my stash – acrylic paints. If you have seen my video already, Vicki’s method is excellent in creating different colour gradients. You can apply this to various art projects for sure. Still, I need to hone my own application with varying mediums of colouring.

Check out Vicki Boutin’s Free Mixed Media Art Technique class on Scrapbook.com:

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Materials


12 inches DIY Photo Album, Scrapbook Albums, Wedding, Travel, Family Photos, from AliExpress

8 x 12 inches journal or scrapbook album – AliExpress


artists loft® white gesso 16 oz from michaels canada, mixed media project white primer, can be used on a variety of porous surfaces, including canvas, wood, panels or paper

Artist Loft White Gesso

( If the link does not work, below is an alternative: )

The Crafter's Workshop White Gesso Matte Opaque 8 oz. (237 ml), White gesso for mixed media artists, beginner artist white gesso primer
The Crafters Workshop – Gesso – White – 8 Ounces – $10.44
Retail Price: $11.00
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Finnabair Art Basics Heavy Gesso Gesso Epais, Gesso Espeso, Schweres gesso, Gesso derso, White, blanc, bianco, blanco, weiB, 8.5 FL. OZ. (250 ml)
Prima – Art Basics – Heavy Gesso – White – 8.5 Ounces – $10.44
Retail Price: $11.00
You Save: $0.56
from: Scrapbook.com

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white acrylic paint from craft smart, Michaels, 16 oz acrylic paint

White Acrylic Paint by Craft Smart®, 16 oz – Michaels


DIY HOME CHALK CRACKLE MEDIUM BY ARTMINDS® for mixed media art project

DIY Home Chalk Crackle Medium by ArtMinds®, 8oz. – Michaels


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Bo Bunny Flutter Stamp 7 pcs, Theme Butterfly, Card Making, Gardening, Girl, Vintage, Butterfly Silicone Stamp
BoBunny – Clear Acrylic Stamps – Flutter – $5.69
Retail Price: $6.00
You Save: $0.31
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( An alternative to what I was using in my art process video )

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TCW Modeling paste nice and thick 8 oz. (237 ml) The Crafter's Workshop
The Crafters Workshop – Modeling Paste – 8 Ounces – $8.54
Retail Price: $9.00
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Use to layer with inks, paints, stamps and more... Tim Holtz Collection Layering  Stencil Crackle THS09 stampersanonymous.com
Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz – Layering Stencil – Crackle – $5.85
Retail Price: $6.00
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Ranger Ink – Texture Paste – Transparent Gloss – $7.12
Retail Price: $7.50
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Bright Red, Rouge Vif, Rojo Vivo, craft smart Acrylic Paint, Peinture Acrylique, Pintura Acrilica, 2 fl oz/ 59 ml

Craft Smart® Acrylic Paint Bright Red – Michaels


red violet metallic wax paint
Prima – Finnabair – Art Alchemy – Metallique Wax – Indian Pink – $6.64
Retail Price: $7.00
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Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Vintage Photo, 	Ancestry, Card Making, Giftmaking, Mixed Media, Vintage
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Oxides Ink Pads – Vintage Photo – $5.69
Retail Price: $6.00
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Big Chat Grande Discussion Gran Charla Tim Holtz idea-ology 478 stickers / 478 autocollants / 478 engomadas typewritten stickers words white and black stickers
Advantus – Tim Holtz – Idea-ology Collection – Big Chat – $5.36
Retail Price: $5.50
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I think that this turned out just fine compared to my first attempt of using red on my project, lol! However, I think this can have a clean and crisp white outcome if I did not mess up the use of the Distress Oxide.


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