19 August 2013

Art Journal: The Stars

After finishing the latest Inspiration Deck, I decided to do a spread in my art journal using the same style and lyrics from one of my favorite songs.

I used almost the same process as I used for the deck, leaving out the gesso and gel medium. First I sponged down the star and spiral shapes with Golden Iridescent Pearl, and colored the edges of the pages in watercolor crayon.

Then I added blue watercolor, instead of acrylics... I tend to use watercolors for this journal more often than not.

After that I added my dots and stamped stars...

And then my washi tape and lyrics. The song is "Bella Donna" by Stevie Nicks, and the line I used from it was "Don't you know that the stars are a part of us?"

Lastly, I put my date stamp on the left edge and wrote out the date with zodiac signs of the Sun & Moon for the right edge. I'm pleased that I finally managed to get the date stamp to apply fully and without smearing!

Here's the final spread...

More to come soon!


  1. I like that the binder clips serve more than one purpose. The white edge it leaves behind is perfect for dates. I may be stealing that idea!! Thanks!

  2. You're welcome! I happened on that by accident... I needed the binder clips to hold the book flat, so I just decided to start using the space left over for dates. :)