Get Messy | Tutorial | Layered Woodland Forest

I thought it might be a nice idea to share my process for creating a set of pages for those who might be interested, or even keen to have go at art journalling. This page was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest, but I have tried to make it my own with quotes and by adding ephemera.

Season of Magic

Step One. Start by cutting the pages to the shape that you want.

Season of Magic | Week 4

Step 2. Cover each page with gesso to provide support for your pages and to stop the paint bleeding through. I also like the effect the water colour has when painted on gesso.

Season of Magic | Week 4

Step 3. Water colour your design onto the individual pages, leaving them to dry well in between so you don’t get any smudges.


Step 4. Add detail to the pages using coordinating water colours.

Season of Magic | Week 4

Step 5. Add cute little ephemera pieces – I used KaiserCraft Hello Sunshine die-cut shapes.

Season of Magic | Week 4

Step 6. Personalise your pages with a quote or some journalling.

Season of Magic | Week 4

Lets take our hearts for a walk in the woods and listen to the magic whispers of the trees.

I hope you enjoyed my little walk through process. You can see my finished product (plus other pages on my Get Messy | Season of Magic | Week 4 post.

If you decide to make something like this and share it on Instagram I would love it if you tag me @drawingboardau or even message me, I love to see your work. xx

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  1. Katie Smith 19 December 2015

    I love this idea, TLee!


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