Bright Geometric Art Journal Page Tutorial. A step-by-step tutorial on how to create this lovely Bright Geometric Art Journal Page.
Bright Geometric Art Journal Page Tutorial
I’m showing you another super easy and quick art journal page you can definitely do! This page is all about building up some layering with different materials + some lettering included. I’m a huge fan of geometric shapes, so triangles seemed perfect for this page!
Bright Geometric Art Journal Page Materials:
- Art journal/sketchbook
- Tombow Dual Brush Pens in N35, 025 and 725
- Micron Pen in 003
- Black Sharpie
- Pentel Sign Pen in Black
- Pencil with hard lead [I used a 4H]
- Gold acrylic paint [I’m using Golden Fluid Acrylic in Brilliant Gold]
- Spray bottle/mister with water
- White acrylic paint or gesso
- Triangle Stencil [mine is by Heidi Swapp]
- Makeup sponge
- Gold Foil Tape [this is Heidi Swapp’s Lightbox Tape in Gold Foil]
- Drywall tape or Magic Mesh scrapbooking tape
- Medium paint brush
- Plastic wrap
- Scrap cardboard for a palette
- Baby wipes
Step One: Use the Tombows to color random patches all over the page. You can put as much or as little as you like. I love color, so I put a lot!
Step Two: Spray the entire page with water, getting everything quite wet. You want the inks to run into one another! Next, apply a piece of plastic wrap the size of your page. Smush the inks around to blend everything a bit. Remove the plastic wrap & soak up any really muddled spots with a little of paper towel. Let the page complete dry.
Step Three: Once your page is dry, place your triangle stencil down where you’d like it. Using the makeup sponge, dab the white paint over the stencil to create a triangle pattern. Do this in a few spots to create texture.
Step Four: Using the paint brush, splatter some white paint onto your background!
Step Five: Using the same triangle stencil and the Micron pen, trace more triangles over top of your page. Try to make a random pattern!
Step Six: Use the Sharpie to fill in some of the triangles. We want to create as much contrast as possible!
Step Seven: Grab your gold foil tape. Mine is quite wide, 2″, and has backing on it. If yours does as well, use a ruler & pencil to mark out some triangle shapes on the back and cut them out. If you’re using different tape, just cut triangle shapes as you are sticking them down on the page.
Start placing all the tape pieces in the bottom right corner, and try to make them all “fit” together in a cohesive way. You can pack them as densely or loosely as you like!
Step Eight: Now this one might sound a bit crazy, but grab a hard lead pencil [I used a 4H one] and lightly scribble all over your page. Really! You want to create more detail and texture, and adding pencil marks is a really easy way to do this! It’s also really subtle, so using a harder lead and a lighter hand here is important.
Step Nine: Squeeze a little bit of the gold paint onto the page, then immediately use a baby wipe to wipe/smear the paint around the page. The baby wipe takes away some of the paint and creates a more translucent effect! When the paint dries, you can go back over with the pencil again if you wish.
Step Ten: Choose whatever phrase you’d like to add to your page, and take the time to letter it in. I am no lettering guru like Dawn, so I went with an easy style and short quote!
Step Eleven: Take the drywall or scrapbook tape, and cut out more triangles to add to your page. Place them randomly! Tip: Drywall tape is super cheap and easy to find, and works just as good as the scrapbooking mesh tape. Grab a roll at your local hardware store – this stuff can be used for SO many art techniques!
And you’re done! See how easy and fast that was? I think the longest part was taping down all the tiny triangle tape pieces! I did two different pages so you can see how versatile this page can be.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab an old sketchbook and give art journaling a try! You can find more of my art journaling pages and ventures over on Fox & Hazel!