Mixed-Media Art Journal Page Idea Using Winter Penguin Die Cuts

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There is so much versatility to hand stamping in your art journal or planner. In this post I share my art journal page using the Winter Penguin Die-Cuts and watercolor. Plus I give 4 easy steps to creating your own stamped die-cut journal page!

If I haven’t said it before (or if I have, I’ll repeat it…), I love a chunky travelers notebook insert! There’s just something about how it feels between your hands knowing all the goodness that is inside. If you art journal or love creating journal pages like I do then you completely get me and what I’m saying.

Let’s not even talk about the beautiful “crunchy” sound watercolored paper makes! Am I right?! So naturally when I created these winter penguin die-cuts I knew I wanted to use a watercolor technique in my journal page.

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This art journal page incorporated a few techniques including hand stamping, watercolor, die-cuts and, stamping ink to name a few. That’s the beauty of using a journal book it withstands a lot of layering (which is the fun part!) and holds up well even after it’s bulked up.

Since I had so much fun creating this winter scene I wanted to offer these adorable penguin die-cuts in the BTD Shop! Grab a set of winter penguin die-cuts for yourself and create your own art journal page.

Tis The Season Winter Penguins Die Cuts Kit


Winter penguins and quotes die cut paper cut outs, embellishment for scrapbooking, art journaling, collages, card making, card fronts, winter scenes and more.

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Creating A Winter Penguins Art Journal Page

Below I’m sharing some tips to help and inspire you when creating your own mixed media art journal page using die-cuts. In just 4 easy steps you can create your own page to admire and journal on. Let’s get started!


Choose Your Paper

You should try to have some idea of how you want to compose your journal page because that will clue you as to what paper to use.

For example, for my art journal page I chose to use watercolor paper for the die-cuts. I did this because I wanted to use watercolor which would give both the die-cuts and journal page a softer look.

If you don’t plan to use watercolor you might want to use a more sturdy cardstock paper; or if you plan to adhere them directly to the page then you can go with regular printer paper. You could even stamp onto patterned paper.


Stamp Your Image

For this step you can choose to use either clear acrylic stamps or wood block stamps. It’s completely up to you. If using clear acrylic stamps don’t forget an acrylic block to help you more accurately stamp your desired image.

In conjunction with step #1 above, the ink you choose will also be connected to your paper choice. For example, if you wish to use watercolor on your die-cuts you will want to select an ink such as Versafine ink which will not bleed when water is added.

My Favorite Stamping Supplies

Still have questions about stamping inks and your project? Drop me a comment below. I’d love to hear from you!


Cut Out Stamped Image

After your ink has dried throughly you can cut out the image to create your die-cut. Be sure to leave a very small border around the image. Now you’re ready for the last step.


Adhere Die-Cut To Page

For this step you can either adhere the die-cut directly to the page or you can use foam tape to give it a slightly raised effect.

If you are using a travelers notebook insert you can get away with a raised die-cut. But if you are using a planner, you might want to adhere directly to the page as a raised die-cut would create bulk in your planner.

You can see in the photo above, just under the die-cut, a piece of foam tape.

My Favorite Tape Supplies

Die-Cuts Added To A Planner Page

Did you know die-cuts aren’t just for journal pages! You can also use them in your planner, just like Barb from Bronson Hill Art did for her mini Happy Planner.

On her planner page she used the winter penguin die-cuts as decoration and adhered them directly onto her planner page to help reduce any bulky page issues.

If you are inspired to create an art journal page don’t forget to share by tagging me on Instagram and using #btdinspired, I’d love to see your work (and I just might repost your photo)!

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