- Fairy Tales Prompts + Sidekick
- Fairy Tales Inspir-action
- How to make a pop up art journal
- Foraging for Art Journal Supplies
- Imagining and creating fantastic creatures in your art journal
- Making paint brushes from found objects
- Brush Lettered Inspiration
- Techniques for creating woodland backgrounds
- Make your own printables for journaling
- How to use brush lettering in your art journal
- Layering vellum and transparencies to produce soft layers
- Including interactive elements in your art journal pages
- How to create and use your own stencils
- How to make an accordion folded journal
Techniques for creating woodland backgrounds
As we are in the season of fairy tales, I thought a cool idea for my tutorial this week would be to explore that woodland, forest look that is synonymous with so many of our favourite tales.
In this video are 5 different techniques for you to try, using simple materials and household objects. I have then detailed them one by one in the images.
Technique 1: Twigs + Skinny Felt Tips
Supply list: A variety (3-5) of twigs, a selection of thin nibbed felt tips in your chosen forest colours
Technique 2. Twigs + Chunky Felt Tips
Supply list: A variety (3-5) of twigs, a selection of thick nibbed felt tips in your chosen forest colours
The combination of techniques 1 +2
Technique 3. Twigs, Felt Tips + Water
Supply list: A variety (3-5) of twigs, a selection of thick and thin nibbed felt tips in your chosen forest colours, a pot of water and paintbrush
Technique 3 is adding water to your felt tip trees from the first two techniques
Technique 4. Wild Inky Woods
Supply list: A selection of ink colours, a pot of water, paintbrush and hairdryer
Embrace the random marks you get from technique 4!
Technique 5. Ink Trees
Supply list: A selection of ink colours, a pot of water, paintbrush and plastic straw
Beautiful spindly trees
Technique 6. Bleach + Ink
Supply list: A selection of ink colours, a pot of water, a pot of mixed bleach and water, paint brush and hairdryer
The inclusion of bleach adds another dimension to your woods
Try layering at least two of these techniques for a dense woodland scene in your journal!
Julia is a British designer and creative enthusiast. She loves to express herself through shape, colour and pattern – living by the ethos of more is more!