I love to add dimension to my art journal pages; and with the QuickCure Clay I can add dramatic depth to my layout without adding too much weight. Here I will share with you how you can add your own custom embellishment to your art journal page.
Step 1: Add a background to your journal layout using Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise over the Dylusions Small Holes stencil.
Step 2: Use an Ink Blending Tool to add and then smooth the paint around the edge.
Step 3: Once you have added a touch of color to your background (have fun with it), you can add some mark making with pencil and/or pen. Use the Dina Wakley Branches mask to draw in a branch down the center of the page. This just adds another layer of interest.
Step 4: Add a doodled circle to the page. You can add even add more doodling or mark making at this point if you like.
Step 5: Next, add a chipboard fern onto the background. Leave the chipboard raw to add a bit of contrast against the brighter colors. Adhere your chipboard with adhesive, or Glossy Accents. I chose the fern to continue my botanical theme of the page.
Step 6: Once we have a background and base to add our clay element on, we can now build our embellishment. Form two small pieces of clay into oblong shape, one slightly larger than the other. I like the asymmetry of the heart. I feel it gives it character.
To build your heart pinch one end of your two oblong pieces of clay together. Then flatten the top two ends down. Smooth the center and bring the bottom end to a finer point.
Step 7: When you are happy with the shape and size of your heart, you can now place it onto your background. The great part about QuickCure Clay is that it will adhere itself to your page! It will stick to many porous surfaces (including: wood, chipboard, plastic, and paper) You can even cure your clay right on the paper and it won’t singe or burn your surface. Make sure to press down the heart so that it makes good contact with my paper and chipboard. This will assure good adhesion as well as smooth out the shape of the heart.
Step 8: Now let’s add a little detail to our clay heart. Using the same “branches” stencil from earlier, press it into the surface of the clay.This will allow the design of the stencil to leave a texture in the heart.
Step 9: After adding texture to your clay, you can heat cure it using a Heat Tool. Follow the instructions on the package or watch this video here:
Step 10: Once the clay is cooled you can add color to it. I decided to use Alcohol Inks because I like the translucent effect the Inks have on the clay. Use Alcohol Pearl in “Enchanted” and Alcohol Ink in Salmon. The Alcohol Inks allow the natural finish of the clay to stand out.
Step 11: After adding the Inks, apply a bit of pencil to the surface of the clay, to highlight the raised fern.
Step 12: To finish off the journal page, add a bit of Bigger Back Chat journaling and a few splatters of Alcohol Ink over the top using Mermaid Alcohol Ink.