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Friday, February 24th, 2017
15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal



Today i’m sharing 15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal. Texture in an art journal doesn’t necessarily means bold or bulky raised patterns. Texture can also be an addition of a paper layer or a different material than paper. My definition of texture is everything that you can feel with your finger when you move it across the page. Each of the numbered ways is linked to the tutorial for that art journal page.     15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal #1 Cut Paper Shape: punch or cut a paper and add it on top of your art journal page. I cut out a shape of a woman, painted it and wrote inside it and then glued it to the page. #2 Dimensional paint: use dimensional paint as a tool for drawing shapes or even letters. You can also use dimensional fabric paint it’ll have the same effect. I drew the circles with dimensional …

Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
Scrapbooking Tips: Using Modeling Paste on Layouts



Today’s episode on Scrapbooking Tips: Using Modeling Paste on Layouts. I get a lot of questions about how to combine mixed media techniques and scrapbooking. It’s actually very easy and simple. Today will review one way of doing that.   Scrapbooking Tips: Using Modeling Paste on Layouts For this technique you’ll need modeling paste and a stencil. If you don’t have modeling paste you can also use heavy gesso or thick acrylic paint. Make sure the medium you are using is thick enough to create a pattern with the stencil and will not run under the stencil and destroy your pattern.     This technique is aimed for the background so make sure to apply it before you add photos or embellishments. Place the stencil on your page and add modeling paste to create a raised pattern on the background. I left the modeling paste white because i wanted a very mute background but you can add paint on it …

Sunday, February 19th, 2017
20 More Things You Don’t Know About Me



 If you read 30 Things you don’t know about me then there is a lot about me you learned from that post. However there are 20 More Things You Don’t Know About Me That I think it’s time you do.     20 More Things You Don’t Know About Me I dye my hair with ginger color and then do bright highlights. My natural hair color is dark brown and I don’t like it. I sometimes buy shoes in the kids section. My shoe size is small 36 (European) or 5.5 (US) so sometimes I can’t find the shoes I want in the adults section and I get really pretty shoes that are intended for girls. I like cooking. Every Friday evening I cook a Sabbath dinner for my family. It’s very popular so we usually have guests. I would love going on a cruise one day however i get really sea sick on any kind of boat so I’m …

Friday, February 17th, 2017
Ways to Add a Title to your Project



A title is a very important part of a layout, mini album or art journal page. Today I want to share Ways to Add a Title to your Project. There are many ways to add that title with positive and negative points to each way. Which way to use is up to you but my recommendation is to try as many ways as you can to make things more interesting.     Ways to Add a Title to your Project String use a string or a twine to sculpture the letters of the title. The best way to do that is to “write” the letter with glue and then attach the twine to the page. Do it letter by letter and allow time to dry.     Chipboard Letters The reliable and easiest way is to use chipboard. The great thing about chipboard letters is that you can paint them, emboss them, cover them with glitter or flock, ink them, …

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
3 Reasons to Hand Write in Your Art Journal



I know some of you don’t like using their hand writing on their art journal pages. But I want to share my 3 Reasons to Hand Write in Your Art Journal and offer a new way of looking at your hand writing.     3 Reasons to Hand Write in Your Art Journal It’s Versatile When you write your quote or sentence you have endless possibilities. You can decide on the font, the size, the color and the shape. When you use a stamp, a sticker or cut out letters you have to compromise on each of those things. When you use your own hand writing you can match the letters to the page and give then the exact look that you want.     On this page for example I wanted to show that different is good. So I wrote different letters with different shapes and sizes to get the message across. You Can Practice Your art journal is …

Sunday, February 12th, 2017
How to Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap



If you were wondering How to Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap I have a few ideas for you. The best place to find cheap supplies for your art journal is at the Dollar Store. I know there isn’t a Dollar Store in every city or country but there are versions of it or cheap stores for toys or stationary. You’ll find these supplies in all of them.     How to Find Art Journal Supplies for Cheap Art Journal Art journal doesn’t have to be a fancy one. Any sketchbook or old book can be an art journal. You can even use a coloring book with sturdy pages. Just cover the pages with white paint or gesso so the page will be white and prepped for any medium. Gesso Gesso is an opaque and matte paint that is used to cover canvases or prepare surfaces for being painted. Think of it as primer for your art journal. Gesso is …

Friday, February 10th, 2017
Happy Steampunk Canvas



It’s been a little while since I’ve created a steampunk project. Today i’m sharing my Happy Steampunk Canvas I created with a circle wooden frame, fabric and some chipboard. I also added a few metal pieces to complete the steampunk look. The process of creating the texture on the canvas is the interesting part that i want to share with you.     Happy Steampunk Canvas First i sealed the fabric with  layer of gesso. Then I added a layer of texture with modeling paste and stencil.     The next step was to spray the canvas to add a little color. Then I arranged all the chipboard pieces on the canvas. Once I knew where I wanted them to be I took a photo with my phone so I will not forget how I arranged them. Finally I painted all the pieces with black acrylic paint.     When the pieces were dry I glued them on the canvas. Now …

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