Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Fall Fairy Art Journal Page

      Fall is my favorite season, so it felt good to finally play with some leaves in my art journal! 

     I started by adhering torn dictionary pages, a crossword puzzle, and textured cream papers to my page, along with touches of white gesso. Then I applied black gesso to the birch Tim Holtz Mini Stencil (Set #21). Once it all dried, I colored it with Lindy's Gang Sprays (My Mojito Green and Autumn Maple Crimson) and Magicals (Tears on my Pillow Tangerine, Bratwurst Brown, and Aged Copper). I didn't like the colored trees, so I went over them with Lindy's Gang Sprays (Sidewalk Chalk and Cafe Au Lait).  The branch was a leftover die cut that I embossed with Lindy's Gang (Midnight Copper) Embossing Powder. Then I stamped the leaves with Palette Inks, which are permanent, and did the edges with (Black Soot) Distress Ink. To mimic fairy dust, they were finished with a coat of (Copper) Stickles.

     To add more texture, I colored some cheesecloth/gauze with Lindy's Gang Sprays (My Mojito Green and Sea Mint Green) and (Bratwurst Brown) Magical Shaker. I also added small pieces of copper to resemble dirt, adhered with Ranger Multi Medium Gloss. The foliage on the bottom was stamped and embossed with Lindy's Gang (Midnight Pewter Obsidian) Embossing Powder.

     I printed the quote onto cream cardstock and colored it with some of the same Lindy's Sprays and Magicals. Then I backed the strips with black cardstock and embossed the edges with Lindy's (Midnight Copper) Embossing Powder. 

     I think the quote is perfect for this chipboard Sitting Fairy from Creative Embellishments! After a coat of black gesso, I embossed the trunk with Lindy's Gang (Midnight Copper) EP, and the fairy with (Midnight Pewter Obsidian) EP, adding (Copper) Stickles to her wings. 

     Thanks for looking!

Challenges Entered:

Creative Embellishments ~ November Challenge (Inspired by the trees and colors)


  1. Sounds like a lot of work. But it was well worth it. Love your Art Journal Andrea.

  2. What a beautiful look at Autumn! Really beautiful colours and I love the texture here! Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

  3. What fabulous colours in these beautiful creations!

    Thanks for joining us at International Art and Soul!

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous page! I love the woodland glade that you created for the pretty fairy and how you used all those embossing powders - perfect 😀. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Try it on Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

  5. Great journal page. Thanks for playing at Bleeding Art Challenge

  6. Love that quote! Your colors are awesome and your page fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

  7. Great journal page and I love the inclusion of the fairy! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments November Challenge!

  8. Beautiful page! Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments!