Wednesday, 24 March 2021

Art Journal Page by Elisa Ablett


Hi everyone, 

My turn to share inspiration for Ink Art Designs today with a very blingy art journal page!

I love working with shapes in my art journal and my favourite of all shapes is the circle. 

For this page I cut a circle from a piece of Art by Marlene Collage paper and stuck it to my page. I then stenciled in black ink around the edges and painted the rest of the page with black gesso. 

I love using Staz on Ink when stamping on Acetate, be gentle and don't stamp with too much force as this smudges your image. Let the image dry before moving it, sticking it or using it lol

Add some yellow ink and pink paint pen around the circle and once dry, scribble around in wild circles with a black fine tip marker. 

Now my trick to easy foiling without a fancy expensive machine, use a simple glue stick - go around and around the circle with the glue stick, a line layer of glue will do. Then using tweezers lay your foil sheet or foil flakes over the glued area, wait til dry then use a stiff hog bristle brush and dab vigorously with the brush over the foil area distressing the foil giving a patchy affect. ( I like to call this Elisa's distressed foiling on the cheap) works a treat and looks great.

Here is a close up of my project.


Products used to create this page: - 

Acetate Sheet A4
Art by Marlene Sticker Book
Life of Colour Paint Pens
Lemon Artist Ink
Fine Black Pen
Gold Foil Sheets
Staz-on Black Ink Pad

Thanks for stopping by the blog today, make sure you head over to the Ink Art Designs Stamping Playground on Facebook to keep up to date with all things Ink Art Designs.


Elisa Ablett


  1. 'Elisa's distressed foiling on the cheap' sounds, and looks, fantastic and is a technique that I would love to give a try! I love your tips Elisa, it is a great page.
    Dot x
    Ink Art Designs

  2. Brilliant tip and result. I use glue then rub it off but like your tip. xx


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