It’s Tuesday and time for a new art journal layout! Today I am sharing one more project inspired by the Sir Vagabond in Japan collection, designed by my friend Antonis Tzanidakis for Stamperia. You know I love this collection, those designs, the colors, the backgrounds… they are amazing! I want to make the most out of this collection so this is the 3rd art journal idea I share. At the end of this post I will link to the other two projects if you want to check them out!

I combined some of my favorite techniques on this project, including the “tiled background” and the “big brush marker shading”!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos


Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Stamperia Sir Vagabond In Japan…
[ JGG | SSS ]
Dylusions Creative Journal – SMALL
[ JGG | SSS ]
Sir Vagabond In Japan Collection 12″…
[ JGG | SSS ]
Bamboo Stencil
[ JGG | SSS ]
Tree Stencil
[ JGG | SSS ]
Sir Vagabond In Japan 8″ x 8″…
[ JGG | SSS ]
Distress OXIDE Spray – Kitsch Flamingo
[ JGG | SSS ]
Distress OXIDE Spray – Hickory Smoke
[ JGG | SSS ]
Faber-Castell Big Brush Markers
[ SBC ]
Mega Brush Alpha – stamp set
[ SBC | SSS ]
Archival Ink Pad – Jet Black
[ SBC | SSS ]
DYMO Label Maker
Collage Brush
[ SBC | SSS ]
Matte Medium
[ SBC | SSS ]
WHITE Gelly Roll Pens Set of 3
[ SSS | SBC ]
Tim Holtz – Mini-Snips – 5 Inches
[ SBC | SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Non-Stick Scissors – 9.5…
[ SBC | SSS ]
WOW heat tool
[ SSS ]
Tim Holtz – Glass Media Mat
[ SBC | SSS ]

Would you like more inspiration using this collection?! Here are a couple more projects!\

Art Journal | quick flip through & new project

art journal | keeping it simple


  1. Hi Vicky
    When you pulled the stencil off on the right side. I was happy too. It looks great.
    Both pages turned out beautiful. I really like quote you picked.
    I have traveled a lot. I’ll have to use your quote in my art journal.

    P.S. I also have a thing with maps of the world.

  2. WOW! Beautiful page!! I remember you doing tiles on other pages in the past and have tried the technique out a few times. It’s such a great technique and it goes so well on this page!! I just love your backgrounds. A while back after watching you create for some time, I got my first jar of gesso. It is beyond a doubt my favorite art supply! So versatile!! Thank you so much for the video, for sharing this beautiful page and for all the tips. Much appreciated, as always.

  3. Your tiles came out so pretty and with the gesso it really toned it down. I love watching you add color to your projects, it just makes everything stand out even more. I find Japan so interesting and the pages you created just made it look so beautiful! Thank you for your videos.

  4. Awesome pages Vicky.
    I loved every stap of the process, the moment you brightend the colours every thing came to life, so great to see.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and
    have a wonderful day.

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