Hello Lovelies and welcome back to my Art Journal With Me series! Every Wednesday here on the blog and on our Light The Path Instagram Stories I share a simple art journal page designed to inspire you to create. Today’s layout is an affirmation layout using some of the Pinkfresh My Favorite Story collection, so follow along with me. If you’d like to see other art journal pages I have created, you can follow this link here: Larkindesign Art Journals.
I decided with this page to stay dry, so to speak, and laid down a patterned paper base into my journal. I chose this rainbow paper from My Favorite Story because I wanted to bring color into my layout, and into my life right now. This became the basis for all of my decisions for the layout: the embellishments will all repeat these colors around the page.
This collection has these adorable fabric bows that I just had to have, so I have incorporated them into my layout. I chose colors that are already in the background paper and pre-made the bows, then chose a floral arrangement and a word strip to create some fun clusters. My idea is that the clusters will be layered on top of the rainbow paper, pink on pink, blue on blue, and so forth.
Once those were all made, I laid them out on the page and adhered them down. I used my tape runner for the paper pieces, and glue dots for the fabric bows. I left space in between the clusters for words, and also you will notice the design alternates side to side so the layout won’t be too bulky in my journal.
I then found ink cubes in similar colors and stamped a few lines around the embellishment clusters. These lines will be perfect for my journaling, which I then added using a Staedtler pen. I journaled from my heart, writing what I need to hear right now.
I am sure all of us need to hear this right now. Sending lots of health and safety vibes your way, my friend. Remember to continue practicing your art as grounding and coping mechanism! See you back here again soon.