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How to make an art journal page with oil pastels

Make an Art Journal Page With Oil Pastels

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To protect my page and have a rigidity (but flexible) I applied Clear Gesso. Let it dry. Add randomly Heavy Gesso White. Let it dry.

To protect my page and have a rigidity (but flexible) I applied Clear Gesso. Let it dry. Add randomly Heavy Gesso White. Let it dry.

On the right page, I applied Ochre Oil Pastel then I rubbed the color. I did the same step in the left page  (on the bottom).

On the right page, I applied Ochre Oil Pastel then I rubbed the color. I did the same step in the left page (on the bottom).

I also used a watercolor pencil to have darken spots.

I also used a watercolor pencil to have darken spots.

I sprayed water on my pages and let the water color run and drip.

I sprayed water on my pages and let the water color run and drip.

Same process on the left page.

Same process on the left page.

I continued on my background with old paper and Soft Gloss Gel.

I continued on my background with old paper and Soft Gloss Gel.

I applied randomly soft Gloss Gel with the 3/4 paintbrush and glued the old paper, I pressed strongly the old paper on my background, waiting for a few minutes and remove the old paper.

I applied randomly soft Gloss Gel with the 3/4 paintbrush and glued the old paper, I pressed strongly the old paper on my background, waiting for a few minutes and remove the old paper.

I added Heavy gesso white and this step is done :)

I added Heavy gesso white and this step is done :)

Put on a palette, Oil Pastels Magenta & Red.

Put on a palette, Oil Pastels Magenta & Red.

Add Orange & white colors and water.

Add Orange & white colors and water.

Add on your Art Journal pages the "pink"obtained from the last step.

Add on your Art Journal pages the "pink"obtained from the last step.

I played with water and the color, I dried it with a heat gun.

I played with water and the color, I dried it with a heat gun.

I randomly added stamp with Chalk ink Teak Wall.

I randomly added stamp with Chalk ink Teak Wall.

Then a stamp with Oil Pastel Black .

Then a stamp with Oil Pastel Black .

I added water on the stamp to have a watercolor effect.

I added water on the stamp to have a watercolor effect.

The background is done !

The background is done !

I chose Royal Menagerie 6x6 Paper Pad, Julie Nutting Paper Pad and Paintables Parisian Tags.

I chose Royal Menagerie 6x6 Paper Pad, Julie Nutting Paper Pad and Paintables Parisian Tags.

I used Salmon Pink and Black Oil Pastel and water to color the background and leaves.

I used Salmon Pink and Black Oil Pastel and water to color the background and leaves.

I randomly cut papers and prepared embellishments : flowers, flowers from Trims, Paper clip\u2026..

I randomly cut papers and prepared embellishments : flowers, flowers from Trims, Paper clip…..

I added wash tape.

I added wash tape.

I glued the half tag.

I glued the half tag.

I glued papers and a flower.

I glued papers and a flower.

I glued more papers...

I glued more papers...

Last papers on the right page.

Last papers on the right page.

I glued lace and the photo on the right page and papers on the left page.

I glued lace and the photo on the right page and papers on the left page.

I applied Ochre Oil Pastel as seen on my Art Journal.

I applied Ochre Oil Pastel as seen on my Art Journal.

I applied water to have a watercolor effect.

I applied water to have a watercolor effect.

I applied Ochre Oil pastel on my palette + water.

I applied Ochre Oil pastel on my palette + water.

I tapped my brush to have drops onto my pages.

I tapped my brush to have drops onto my pages.

I colored all around my pages with Oil Pastel Black and Dark Brown.

I colored all around my pages with Oil Pastel Black and Dark Brown.

I added water. Let it dry or dry with a heat gun.

I added water. Let it dry or dry with a heat gun.

I chose stamps from Garden Fable, Epiphany and Finnabair Collections.

I chose stamps from Garden Fable, Epiphany and Finnabair Collections.

I start with the "big dots" stamp with Chalk Edger Shabby Tote then other stamps with Archival Black ink.

I start with the "big dots" stamp with Chalk Edger Shabby Tote then other stamps with Archival Black ink.

Add more stamps\u2026.

Add more stamps….

I really like the Vintage look I've done ! but something is missing !

I really like the Vintage look I've done ! but something is missing !

Yes Gesso, this White Gesso is so easy to use, not too liquid, not too heavy, the best for all creations !

Yes Gesso, this White Gesso is so easy to use, not too liquid, not too heavy, the best for all creations !

Last step I glued my embellishments : flowers, flowers from trims, metals and I used my sewing machine. Created by C\u00e9line R\u00e9gnier for Prima.

Last step I glued my embellishments : flowers, flowers from trims, metals and I used my sewing machine. Created by Céline Régnier for Prima.

  • 961435.0 Soft Gloss Gel
  • 961442.0 Heavy Gesso White
  • 576738.0 Watercolor Pencils
  • 576004.0 Stencil flowers
  • 814328.0 Water Soluble Oil Pastels
  • 962760.0 Finnabair Brush Set
  • 580247.0 Cling Stamps
  • 960933.0 Finnabair Cear Stamps
  • 891268.0 Chalk Edger