Saturday, August 22, 2015

Priscilla's Tutorial

One last send off for our DT member 

Hi everyone,

I'm back today to share a page on my art journal :)

I will usually carry my art journal with me during the weekend and start doodling while waiting for my boy to finish his class. So I thought I share the process.

Many of us have seen pretty art journal pages online. Some would start asking, did they just doodle with the pen and everything just turns out so perfect? Well, I'm not sure about others, but for me I always start off with a pencil and eraser :)

Here are some photos to show the creation process.

Started with the centre focus; the word BELIEVE

Then I added the peacock inspired patterns to the bottom of the word.

And I start beautifying the word by adding some leaves, hearts and swirls around it.

Once I've achieve the look I want, I will go over it with waterproof, smudge proof pigment ink pens. 
Here I have used 2 types of thickness a 0.3 and 0.5

Once we have lined everything, it's time to fill the images with colors! 
I wanted the word BELIEVE to look like wooden block letters, hence I have used the distress markers in the picture to create the effect.

For the leaves, I have used the Faber Castell water colour pencils to give them a soft touch.
Take a close look below and see how I have created a gradual effect by just coloring the bottom portion. 
With a water brush, I will push the colors upwards giving me a very natural gradient.

I'm using the same technique here on the swirly hearts but this time instead of filling the bottom with colors, I do it from the top half.  

When I'm done with the images, I distress the bottom of the word with 2 colors,
Broken China and Squeezed Lemonade.
To give emphasis and focus on the centre area, I have edge the 4 sides with Distress Ink in Scattered Straw.

Final step, I decided to give the leaves and hearts some life so I added some lines and dots to them.
And here's the completed page again. 
Simple and fun crafting to keep the creative mind alive!

Dear Off The Rails Scrapbooking fans,
This will be my last post with Off The Rails Scrapbooking.
It is sad that I have to move on and leave this awesome group.
I hope you have enjoyed what I have shared over the past years.

Meantime, I will still be around the crafting world. See you around :)



  1. Amazing art journal page Priscilla ... and you will be missed.

  2. You are a great artist! Congrats!!! xoxo