Stay Curious Art Journal Page by Jessica Sanders

Jessica Sanders shares how to create a simple art journal page using Dina Wakley MEdia products. Create a resist with Scribble Sticks and Tim Holtz Distress® MicroGlaze™ on cotton watercolor paper and select a focal point from the Dina Wakley Media Collage Collective.

Hello, my creative friends!  I’m Jessica Sanders, and I am super happy to be here with you on the Ranger projects page! Today, let’s make a quick and easy art journal page inspired by Dina Wakley’s Collage Words sentiment  “Stay Curious”. 

Stay Curious Art Journal Page Step 1

Step 1: Start by stamping text as texture with the Love of Circles stamps and Black Archival Ink on Dina Wakley Media Watercolor Paper.

Stay curious Art Journal Page Step 2

Step 2: Next, create a heart-shaped resist over the background texture with Micro Distress Glaze and a Mini Ink Blending Tool. Load the Blending Tool with a light layer of Distress Glaze, and apply through the Best Hearts stencil in top left corner and bottom right corner of the page.

Stay curious Art Journal Page Step 3

Step 3: Apply Scribble Sticks with a wet paintbrush, for a watercolor effect. The Distress Glaze hearts will resist most of the color from the Scribble Sticks, which creates a super fun, impressionistic background!  Use a range of similar colors to create a gradient from dark to light. Colors used: Marine, Night, Peacock, Sky, Cheddar, Black. Try to preserve the white of the paper in the middle of the page. Allow to dry before continuing.

Stay curious Art Journal Page Step 4

Step 4: Flip through Collage Collective, find the page with the hand, and cut it out. Apply it to your page with Ultra Thick Gel Medium. Allow to dry, and add a shadow around the hand with a black Stabilo All pencil.

Stay curious Art Journal Page Step 5

Step 5: Apply the sentiment “Stay Curious” with Gel Medium.

Stay curious Art Journal Page Step 6

Step 6: Add the finishing touches by journaling with a Fude Ball Pen or creating splatters with Scribble Sticks. 

When complete, this page makes a great addition to your art journal!  It can be tipped in, taped in with Dina Wakley Media Washi tape, or added as a fabulous focal point in Dina’s large journal!

Be sure to check out this process video to see how this journal page came together. 

Jessica SandersJessica Sanders is a self-taught artist and teacher, living in Houston, Texas. Her passion is exploring art, creativity, and art supplies! It makes her happy to explore, to find the answer to 'what if', and to share it with her community. Her mission is to help others experience the joy of making art with a spirit of exploration and discovery. You can find her at, as well as follow her on YouTube and Instagram for more exploration, inspiration, and tutorials.

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