February 2022 - To be alive - by Emilia Tapiola

Hello friends, 

This months’ wonderful theme and deliciously, marvelously soft mood board inspired me to create a gentle art journal page for my unfinished vintage style art journal. Here’s how I did it.

I covered the coffee dyed pages with vintage papers and added a soft layer of white Heavy Gesso to make them blend more into the background. I mixed the new Winter 2022 Mica Powder with Modeling Paste, to get a pinkish medium to go with the pink theme and added a stencil layer with Irish Tapestry stencil.

Next, I took some lace, silk ribbon, and cheesecloth, mixed a tiny amount of the same mica powder with water and dyed them. (There’s a tutorial about this in my blog and YouTube.) Now I had the exact same colour in my lace, silk, and in the pages. Then I made vintage style collages for the pages, added some silk yarn and stitched the silk ribbons in place.

As the pages were so very, very pink and soft, I ended up using no love themed quotes, but I added other gentle and encouraging messages on the pages.

Wishing you a gentle month, filled with love,


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