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Here’s another fun and meaningful art journaling page using the beautiful Rosie’s Studio Carpe Diem Cardstock Die-cuts. As we are ‘stuck’ in our homes during lockdown, it important to be wise with your time, intentional with your thoughts and quiet within yourself. And that to me means a time of creative reflection filled with whatever you need it to be.

This page started off with some stencilled details in the background using a circle stencil. I used my Little Birdie Mixed Media Paste for the stencilling. I layered acrylic paint on top of the stencilling in navy, pink and green.

To soften all those beautiful rich colours, I used a layer of thinned down Mixed Media Paste, turning it into gesso and lightening and softening the painted background. Note how the paintbrush created beautiful textures and patterns on the background adding to the look.

I then adhered the Rosie’s Studio die-cut elements using my Little Birdie Soft Gel – I add a layer of gel on the underside of the die-cuts and then position my die-cuts and cover them with another layer of gel. The gel functions both as an adhesive and as a sealant.

A couple of yellow KAISERmist splatters make for a nice contrast against the colourful background. I finished off my page by creating some using black and purple pencils and a stamped sentiment. Some black borders around the edges make for a nice final touch.

And don’t forget to date your page. When you look back at this year, this time of creative reflection will be a reminder of things gone, things survived and things to be thankful for. Blessings!

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