"Happiness Blooms from Within"

Tanyalee Kahler
October 24, 2017
July 4, 2017

Hello there lovely artists, Tanyalee here for another tutorial for Donna Downey's Artist Gang. This week I am showing you how I have used the stencil set that I designed for Donna - Leaves. I am making an art journal page inspired by Clair Bremner and Australian artist that used botanicals as her inspiration.

My art journal page starts off with layers of drippy watercolour, and finishes up with stencils and acrylic ink marks. I hope you enjoy watching the process.


Art Journal - by Signature Sensations

Liquitex White Gesso

Daniel Smith Watercolours (Amazonite Genuine, Shadow Violet, Lapis Lazuli Genuine)

Windsor and Newton Watercolour (Turquoise)

Liquitex Acrylic Ink (White, Iridescent Gold)

Golden High Flow Acrylic (Iridescent Gold)

Liquitex Heavy Body Acrylic (Turquoise Deep, Iridescent Gold)

Atelier Heavy Body Acrylic (Titanium White)

Donna Downey Artist Gang Stencil - Tanyalee Kahler Leaves

Supplies Used...

Liquitex White Gesso
High Flow Acrylic - Iridescent Gold (Fine)
Leaves Stencil - Artist Gang Series
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Tube - Amazonite Genuine
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Tube - Shadow Violet
DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolor 15ml Tube - Lapis Lazuli Genuine

I'm Tanyalee and I am primarily a mixed media art journaler who is beginning to dabble in works on canvas. I have always been a creative type, starting with sketching cartoon characters as a young girl, right through to now where I work as Graphic Designer and Social Media Consultant. I strongly believe that everyone can make art and be creative, you just need to believe in yourself and follow your instincts. Getting messy with paint (and I mean messy - I LOVE to use my hands rather than brushes) is like therapy to me, when times are tough, I get stuck into my art journal. I look forward to sharing my work with you all in 2017.