Sometimes you want to make a page in your art journal that is completely different. But, supplies can be expensive so you need to make it with things you already have.

Next time you are having one of those moments, look to your kitchen! You have tons of things there that can translate well to your art. Here is just one way.

I used regular aluminum foil. I wrinkled it up and then carefully flattened it back out. Do that until it has good texture. Then glue it to your page. I used clear tacky glue.

Now, I have alcohol inks but if you don’t, just run back to the kitchen and get food color.

I used red, green, and golden yellow because mine is a Christmas design, but you can do this with whatever colors speak to you.

Just drop on your color and let it dry. If you are as impatient as I am, you can use your heat gun or a hair dryer to dry it. Just remember the foil will retain the heat and get really hot. Don’t let it get too hot!

Once one color is dry, drop daubs of the next and dry it. Drying each color keeps the color you started with pure. Want your colors to run and mix? Just don’t dry between colors. But be careful with that or you may end up with a mud color.

Repeat until you love it! and you have a new and fabulous background for your art journal page!

And that is what is on,

Mickie’s Mind!

P.S. Happy Creating!