In a Pickle with Briana

Woot Woot! These NEW Halftone Dots Series stencils are soooooo great!

This is Briana from OrangeSpiralArts.com. I am currently teaching a class called, “What Is Art Journaling?” through my local Adult Community Education program. Last week we were talking about using stencils in the art journal, and guess what? I brought the NEW Halftone Dots Series stencils along to let my students be the first to try them! The Halftone Dots Series stencils are now student tested and approved by beginning adult art journalers! Yay!

Going along with the art journal theme, I created a silly page spread to share with you today.

I have a question for ya’ll. Are there any pickle lovers reading this? What’s your favorite kind? Do you like sour dill? Kosher half-sour? Sweet pickles? Or maybe hot pickles are your preference?

No matter what kind of pickles you prefer, you just might want to save the label from the next empty pickle jar at your house. (Soak the glass jar in hot soapy water to help release the label’s glue.) You, too, can make some pickle pages in your beloved art journal with a few easy steps and art supplies!

First you’ll want to gather the following supplies:

Since I have already been kind of “chatty”, I am going to post the stepped out photos below.

Step 1: Spray Ink over Halftone Dots Series stencils

Step 2: Scrape acrylic paint over part of your spray inked and stenciled pages.

Step 3: Use Matte Medium to glue down your pickle label.

Step 4: Use a Giant Bamboo Brush Pen and Dye-na-flow to do some journaling about pickles.

I wrote, “I like pickles, yes, I do. I like pickles, how about you? Do you like ‘em sweet, or somewhere in between? I prefer them sour, but that’s just me!”

Step 5: Do some hand lettering about pickles with a Sharpie.

Step 6: Use yellow Dye-na-flow to fill in around some of the main shapes. Use a Uni Posca Paint Marker to color in and around some of your lettering.

I hope you enjoyed this “pickle pages” art journaling tutorial! Be sure to leave a comment below for your chance to WIN a set of Halftone Dots Series stencils! Writing your favorite kind of pickle with your comment is extra credit!

Have an amazing day!

Briana




Lisa Cousineau
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24 Responses

Donna May-Brunet
Donna May-Brunet

May 09, 2016

Is this the cutest art piece I have seen all day! LOL. I just love it. I love comics and I could see how awesome these stencils would be. The color combination is fabulous!!!

Candice
Candice

May 09, 2016

Way much fun

Lisa
Lisa

May 08, 2016

Not fond of pickles, but I do like your pages!! Loving o

Carole Carlson
Carole Carlson

May 08, 2016

Reminds me of the old tongue-twister, Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers. Thanks for a fun project for inspiration.

Jean Marmo
Jean Marmo

May 07, 2016

Wow – just love this!

Valerie
Valerie

May 07, 2016

Fun page! I like my pickles with a kick. Sweet and spicy for me! ;)

Jackie P Neal
Jackie P Neal

May 07, 2016

Brianna, you had me goggling all the way through! heehee Great journal spread and I love the use of those stencils on it!! Love pickles too!
Jackie ")

Joy Danielson
Joy Danielson

May 05, 2016

I always love your work, Briana. Never disappointed…love the pickle idea! I’m a dill-pickle lover – all the way. My Mom made the best! Great memories. Can’t wait to take a class from you. Joy

Briana
Briana

May 05, 2016

Hi Everyone! Your comments made my day! Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about the pickle pages, as well as your pickle preferences!
Those wasabi pickles have peeked my interest, Jennifer!
Have a great day, everyone!
All of my best,
Briana

kim j
kim j

May 04, 2016

hahhaha so awesome, love the labels and they are from my favorrrrites! yeah! in my ’fridge now…hmm family is gonna wonder where the label went…
Brilliantly fun stencils and awesome pages, thanks so much for making me smile!~kim

stephanie
stephanie

May 04, 2016

Great page! kosher dills with lots of garlic

Almah
Almah

May 03, 2016

Only sour pickles for me! Lime green is my favorite color so your journal pages have me pickled pink! (I am being silly today, too!)

Renee Gaillardetz
Renee Gaillardetz

May 03, 2016

Thanks for teaching us the pickle page

Terri
Terri

May 03, 2016

Spicy pickles are my favorite! Very cool stencils, and a fun page.

Gipper
Gipper

May 02, 2016

I like pickles, yes I do!! My fav are salty and sour and I especially like a baby gherkin ?

Karen
Karen

May 02, 2016

I’m in a pickle because I don’t have a favorite, I don’t much care for pickles :-)

Heather L
Heather L

May 02, 2016

I like them CRUNCHY. And a big ol’ kosher dill hits the spot.

Vicky Christensen
Vicky Christensen

May 02, 2016

Sour, never sweet! Love the dots!

Bea
Bea

May 02, 2016

What a riot f color! I like kosher…b

Sarah Trumpp
Sarah Trumpp

May 02, 2016

I love you for your love of Claussen.

This is such an awesome page. I love it when people do some ‘left of center’ art journaling! The stencils, as always, rock my world. <3

Felicia Aaron
Felicia Aaron

May 02, 2016

Tooo cute with the pickle page!!! I love pickles, but that being said, this is cuteness! I love that big bamboo brush pen too! I’m envious! :) Blessings

Jennifer woods
Jennifer woods

May 02, 2016

Wasabi pickles. No labels that I have ever found. They are from a local restaurant that makes their own.

:-)

Amy M
Amy M

May 02, 2016

OMG, the pickle page was so much fun first thing on Monday morning. Thanks for the smile and sharing your art.

Jane Schneider
Jane Schneider

May 02, 2016

You started my day with a smile when I saw your pickle page. It brought back childhood memories of a game we played called “pickle in the middle”.I’ll just have to create a pickle page for my journal to commemorate that memory – thanks

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