Art Journal

Art Journal Page: Bear Friends


Hello! These cute polar bear stamps are a recent purchase of mine from My Favorite Things Stamps. When I saw them, I wanted to create a wintery page with all of them on the same page. To see how I created this page, you can watch the video here. You will find full list of supplies down below or at the description area on YouTube:

I went for a simple page, but at the same time used a couple of interesting techniques and products to give you some inspiration that you can use in other projects. I used Paper Artsy Chalk Paints this time, just because I liked these blue colors from them. The idea was to have an icy, North Pole feeling on the page. Then I did some splashes with same colors to bring everything together. I did background stamping using Stampendous snowflake stamp and Archival inks.


For my Polar bears, I simply coloured the scarves with Copic markers and cut them with matching dies. For these type of small images, I prefer to have the matching dies not to spend ages to cut them. Also, of course it gives a perfect cut. But, you don’t really need to invest in it if you’re totally fine to use scissors.


I was planning to have ice as the ground on my page. So I cut a piece of white card stock and glued it on the page. I placed my other elements on the page and sticked them as well. And here I added a couple of details that would make the page interesting. I covered the ice with clear wink of stella glitter pen. So, it had a nice shimmer to it. Then I covered it with Glossy Accents to make it look like real ice. This gloss with shimmer looks really interesting. I also added more fine glitter sprinkling it on the ice just after I applied the Glossy Accents.

For the rest of the page, I used my Faber Castell Glass Beads Glitter gel. This is like a paste with small beads and glitter in it. It dries clear and it gives a very nice texture and glimmer to your page. You can also color it with gelatos or paint like you would with a modeling paste to have the same texture with color. In this case, I used it as it is. The idea in my mind was to create a wind effect with the swirl stencil I used. Obviously, this was my imagination ๐Ÿ™‚ And since there was glitter in the paste already, it was matching very well with the glittery ice on the ground.


As a final touch, I stamped my sentiment reflecting the page on a white card stock and sticked it on my page. I also did a bit of stitching with my white gel pen around it.


I hope you like the page. If you did please don’t forget to leave me a comment or subscribe to my YouTube channel or blog. That’s how I know you like my projects ๐Ÿ™‚

You can find full list of supplies here with links to online stores you can buy them:


2 thoughts on “Art Journal Page: Bear Friends

  1. Brrr, I can feel the ice and coldness on your page – the swirly wind is wonderful, I love the way it glitters and sparkles! Your polar bears are so cute and I really like the way you have arranged them on the page :-). Wishing you a great week! J ๐Ÿ™‚

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