Color Outside the Lines Journal Page Spread

Nicole Austin
June 12, 2018
November 27, 2017

Hello and welcome to another Artist Gang Tuesday with your hostess, Nicole Austin of studio Kinueko! I'm excited to share with you this easy, colorful, textured journal spread using just one stencil and a few of my favorite art supplies!

First up, you'll need a few things! I always say, use what you have on hand but I'll list exactly what I used in case you want to try something new or you have some of these items at home.

  • ‍Donna Downey Signature Stencil "Color Outside" DD040
  • Dylusions Journal (square)
  • Spray ink in an assortment of rainbow colors (My favorites are Dylusions, Mister Huey's, and Hero Arts Neon sprays)
  • Gesso
  • Catalyst wedge brush
  • Golden fluid Acrylic (Anthraquinone Blue, Titanium White, Cobalt Teal)
  • Golden High Flow Acrylic (Anthraquinone Blue, Fluorescent Pink)
  • FW Daler-Rowney inks (Sundown Magenta, Genesis Green) and Liquitex Ink (Cerulean Blue Hue)
  • Napkins with images of birds (or flowers, etc.)
  • Mod Podge (Matte)
  • Makeup sponge (to apply fluid acrylic through the stencil)
  • Stabilo 3-in-1 Woody Pencils (black, red, aqua)
  • Lumiere (Bright Gold)
  • Scraps of collage paper

Remember to have fun, experiment and explore! I look forward to seeing what you create! Tag me on Instagram @kinueko so I can see your work! You can see more of my work and workshops over on my website:

Also, I'll be teaching at Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ in August and again at Art & Soul Virginia Beach in October! I'd love it if you joined us!

August 7, 2018: Stories Beneath the Skin with Nicole Austin at Art Unraveled

October 1-6, 2018: Art Unraveled, Virginia Beach, VA

October 1: Birds & Beeswax

October 2: Collage Paper Party

October 3: Drip, Paint, Collage!

October 5: Mixed Media Junk Journal

October 6: Flower Girls & Ghouls

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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.