VIDEO: Try This Easy Way To Add Texture To An Art Journal Page

Try this technique for adding texture to art journals. Video by Kim Dellow

Yay! It is video time and I have a new video on my YouTube Channel! This week it is all about texture, with a super easy technique for adding texture to an art journal page, mixed media or painting project and how to really make the most of that texture as you add to the page layer by layer. I’m also sharing some fun techniques for making the most out of your colouring materials like a simple method for tinting gesso with your crayons like the Faber-Castell Gelatos and a heads-up on a great gold paint that is actually sparkly like the metal itself.

This is one of my organic pages today and I had no plan for it when I started out, however, I was inspired on how to finish it by Julie Kirk from ‘Notes On Paper‘ and her lovely book ‘Snipped Tales‘, which makes me smile every time I dip into it and is worth checking out if you enjoy the art of mini-story telling!

VIDEO: Try This Easy Way To Add Texture To An Art Journal Page

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Winsor and Newton Galeria Gesso
Faber-Castell Gelato Bubble Gum
Palette Knife
Plastic card
Liquitex Heavy Body Muted Turquoise
Waffle Flower Doily Circle
Flat brush
Round brush medium
Golden Regular Gel (gloss)
Heat tool
Holbein Artists Gouache Brilliant Gold
Old book pages

Close-up of the texture for this easy way to add texture to art journals. Video by Kim Dellow

Close-up of the abstract ephemera story as inspired by Julie Kirk. Video by Kim Dellow

My little abstract, ephemera story says:

‘Beautiful living creature about to speak,
take care of the mountain,
as it is belonging to me.’

I thought it was cute and I hope it sparks your own story around words. Let me know what it makes you think of in the comments!

Finally, before I go I just wanted to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who has subscribed to my YouTube Channel or even if you aren’t a subscriber but still watch my videos regularly. I really do appreciate it, it is amazing the response I have been getting and I am so glad you are enjoying them! I am quite surprised that I have doubled my subscription number and increased my watch time considerably since January. So really, a huge THANK YOU!

I am just over 110 people away from my 1000 subscribers milestone so I was wondering if I should do something special to mark it? Do you have any ideas on what you might like for the 1000 subscriber video? Let me know if you do!

And as always share any work you are inspired to make from my creative shares and videos by linking me up to it in social media as I would love to see it!


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Ellie Knol

    SO gorgeous! What a good idea to do two pages at once… the cleanup page matches the page … nice!

    1. Kim Dellow

      Hi Ellie, thank you! It is kind of handy doing it like that 😀

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