Leafy Green Art Journal Page with Natalie

Hello Hello

Today I am sharing a simple and effective project using Lindys Magicals in my Junk Journal.  This year I have loved creating in my Junk Journal – which is made up of lots of different papers and surfaces – and enjoyed the way it challenges me to think outside the square.

Today I am working on a Manila Folder Page which is super absorbent so it was a little bit of a challenge.

Because I know I wanted to use Magicals,  I used a palette knife to apply a layer of Windsor & Newton Watercolour Ground to the page. This turned my paper into the perfect surface for a watercolour style technique to be used.

I grabbed 5 of my favourite green Magicals and made up a wash in my palette.

Once I tested each colour to make sure they were perfect, I taped my leafy stencil down with low tac tape and used a thin brush to gently colour the leaves of the stencil.  I used shades of the 5 different Magicals across the page.

While it was drying, I used a couple of dies to cut out some leaves before adding a coat of colour.

With the chipboard window, I applied a thick coat of Iced Spruce Distress Oxide before adding Magicals in the darker colours and then while it was still wet, coated it with Angel Wings Peacock Embossing Powder. The powder only stuck to a few places giving it a gorgeous look.

The flower is a layering stamp from Altenew and I stamped using a puddle of Magicals for the base layer and then archival ink for the top – this way the colours were consistent all the way through the project.

Putting the page together was a breeze … I added some acetate to the back of the window and adhered it down, layered up my leaves and flowers and added an easy title from a pack of Thickers!

What do you think? Easy enough to do? And can you imagine this technique with some of the stencils and die cuts in your stash?


Other products

  • AB Studios, Altenew, Simon Says Stamps, Natalie May Scrapbooking, Ranger, Windsor & Newton

Thanks for stopping by & have a great day!


Natalie May


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