Art Journaling on Black Cardstock with Ink Sprays

by Zinia

Hello, Altenew fans! It's Zinia here and today I'm back with another mixed media project using my favorite Altenew stencil and ink sprays.

I always enjoy experimenting on different surfaces so I decided to play with my ink sprays on some black cardstock. Since the ink sprays are shimmery and very pigmented, they show up beautifully on dark backgrounds.

Art Journaling On Black Cardstock with Altenew Ink Sprays @altenewllc @ziniaredo #altenew #ziniaredo #mixedmedia #artjournaling #art #artjournalMy first step was to apply some Pure White Ink Spray through the Watercolor Bouquet Stencil and since this is a layering stencil, I started with the bigger image.

Art Journaling On Black Cardstock with Altenew Ink Sprays @altenewllc @ziniaredo #altenew #ziniaredo #mixedmedia #artjournaling #art #artjournalTo have more control over my ink, I applied it with a paintbrush instead of spraying it all over the place. This is one of my most favorite techniques when it comes to stencils as you can create gorgeous watercolor effects without any effort.

After the white layer dried, I turned my stencil around and I applied some red and green inks through the smaller opening. In this step, you can understand how much difference it makes to use a paintbrush to apply the color. I can make sure the green ink only stays on the leaves and stems area, while my red adds a beautiful tint to the actual flower.

Art Journaling On Black Cardstock with Altenew Ink Sprays @altenewllc @ziniaredo #altenew #ziniaredo #mixedmedia #artjournaling #art #artjournalI flipped my stencil on the other side and created a mirrored image using the exact same technique. Once I was done with the flowers, I loved this page so much that I had to call it done. I think it looks stunning in its simplicity and any additional elements will just be excessive. If you are a cardmaker you can definitely recreate this design and add a sentiment in the middle to turn this into a card or just frame it and use it as home decor.

I really hope you enjoyed this project and you got inspired to create something fun with your favorite Altenew supplies. Until next time! Happy crafting.

How lovely is Zinia's art journal project? Are you still looking for new ways to use your stencils? Look no further!

Join Laurel and learn various ways to utilize (and stretch) your stencils with minimal supplies in our Celebration: Stencil Techniques Class!


Watercolor Bouquet Stencil
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Pure White Ink Spray
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Forest Glades Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Ruby Red Metallic Shimmer Ink Spray
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Jet Black Cardstock (25 sheets/set)
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Jen August 7, 2018 - 2:44 pm

Oh my, this is such a stunning technique – I love it! 🙂

Kirsty Vittetoe August 7, 2018 - 4:10 pm


Laura Jane August 8, 2018 - 11:13 am

GORGEOUS work Zinia!! Thanks for the inspiration:)

Tara Prince August 9, 2018 - 7:22 am

Wow! Just gorgeous!!


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