Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread by Milagros Rivera
Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread by Milagros Rivera

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread by Milagros Rivera

By: Ranger |

Books & Journals | Dylusions by Dyan Reaveley

Milagros Rivera shares how she created this fun, summer-color inspired art journal spread in a Dylusions Flip Journal by using Dylusions Ink Sprays and Paints.

 Instructions 

I’ve been playing regularly with stencils and it just occurred to me to use it in reverse. Since I don’t have a multi-sized dot mask, I used Dyan’s stencil to block my work. I truly loved the end result specially since her paint has a translucent quality that doesn’t totally block all my work. Let me show you how! 

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 1

Step 1: To make a flowery background I find it’s easier to put all of the stamps on the Journaling Block like a puzzle and ink them at the same time. You can rotate the position of the stamp to cover the whole page.

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 2

Step 2: Working in the Large Flip Journal, ink the stamps with Jet Black Archival and then stamp the images vertically, re-ink the stamp and then stamp them horizontally.

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 3

Step 3: Color in all the stamped flowers with Dylusions Ink Sprays. I tend to use the inks like I would watercolor. That means I will open the bottles and insert my brush and paint. 

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 4
Step 4: Once the flower/leaves are to your liking take the stencil and outline the circles with a pencil.

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 5
Step 5: Decide whether you would like to block the outside with black( I used Dina’s paint) or the translucency of Dyan’s paint for your background. I went with Dyan’s Island Parrot

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 6
Step 6: I stamped the house on white cardstock three times. I wanted to create a contrast that would showcase the work underneath while giving me a focal so I chose to paint the roof with black. 

Whatever You Have to Say Journal Spread Step 7

Step 7: Then it’s a matter of details! I outlined the circles with the marker and finished with words!

Have fun and show me yours!

 


  • Ivette Hernandez on

    I love Milagros work. Every week she has virtual classes and every week she surprised us with her ideas!!!

  • Debbie S on

    Love all the colors. Wonderful page.


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