Art Journal Ornaments with Nicole Austin

Nicole Austin
December 11, 2018
November 27, 2017

Hello and welcome to another Artist Gang Tuesday! This will be my last post for the 2018 Artist Gang. It has been such a pleasure to be part of the team! This week, I'll show you how to create this mixed media ornaments art journal page. I was inspired by the winter sky, snow, and bright lights and ornaments of this holiday season. I hope you're inspired to create something unique in your art journal! These techniques work well on cards, canvas and other surfaces, too!


  • Dandelion Pods Donna Downey Signature Stencil
  • Block Font Set Donna Doweny Signature Stencil
  • Montana water based spray paint (white)
  • Golden Acrylics (Cobalt Teal, Fluorescent Blue, Titanium White, Fluorescent Pink)
  • Golden High Flow Acrylic (Titanium White)
  • Daler Rowney FW Acrylic Ink (Fluorescent Blue)
  • Spray Ink (navy or dark blue)
  • Stabilo Marks-all pencils (black, graphite and white)
  • Stabilo Woody 3-in-1 pencils (red, aqua, green)
  • Liquitex Paint pen (15mm Cadmium Red Medium Hue)
  • Foam alphabet stamps (various cling-foam Ranger brand stamps)
  • Archival stamp ink & acrylic stamp blocks
  • Tissue paper, collage paper, craft paper, etc.
  • Mod Podge
  • Rubbing Alcohol
  • Baby Wipes

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Thanks again and happy creating!



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I am a mixed media artist, designer and instructor from San Jose, CA (currently living in Tempe, AZ).  I believe that everyone has a unique style and desire to create and that we are born curious and creative.  Over the years, many of us are discouraged from following our creative urges but I believe it is never too late to begin (or begin again!).  My art is messy, colorful, layered and fun. I have been drawn to the creative arts since I can remember.  My first canvas was every surface in my grandma’s house: the walls, the books, underneath the marble coffee table in the dining room (she didn’t find out until years later)!  These days, I love filling up pages in my art journal with bright colors and collage paper and if I can be outside on a picnic blanket in the grass--even better!  I love inspiring others and cheering them on as they (re)discover their creative voice.