How to Mask That Ugly Page in Your Art Journal–Using the November Frog Dog Studio Mixed Media Kit

This tutorial as well as materials used can also be found on the Frog Dog Studio Blog

Good morning! Melissa here with a quick tutorial using some more of the fun Catherine Scanlon coloring pages in your art journal.

Now I don’t know about you, but I have a few pages in my art journal that are just plain old ugly. Every time I flip through the book and see them I feel like ripping them out. Sometimes I wonder “what the heck was I thinking??!” Art gone bad. REAL bad.

As I was working on coloring these pages I was trying to think of what to do with them afterwards. Then I thought about those disaster pages and thought “I will just crop the edges of the coloring pages, then glue them over the hideousness. Brilliant! 🙂

When I first got the pages I thought it would be fun to color them all with different mediums. In my first post, I used the watercolors from the kit. For the second page I did, I decided to use Silks acrylics. If you’ve never used them before, they are really a visual treat. The colors are so vibrant! Using a small stick tool, I colored the entire page with bright and fun colors.

Of course I mixed in a bit of the gel pen from the kit as well as the glitter.

For the third page, I used Prismacolor pencils. They are perfect for coloring, they go on very smooth and the color is beautiful.

When they were all done, I cropped all of the edges off and then used matte medium to glue them right into my art journal.

As a final touch, I stamped a sentiment onto one of the pages and did a little blending of the edges so it all looks cohesive on the page.

I vote these journal pages as “Most Improved!”

Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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