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Tuesday, July 18th, 2017
Art Journal Page: I’m Fine

Hi dear crafty friends Today I want to share with you a special Art Journal Page: I’m Fine. This page is a little different. It’s not colorful. happy or optimistic it’s the exact opposite. It has no smart quotes or message it is real, raw and revealing. It’s basically what an art journal is supposed to be. Art Journal Page: I’m Fine I thought long and hard before sharing this page with you. It’s a very personal page that captures a certain period in my life that is difficult for me. It’s difficult to talk about it so creating is a great outlet for everything that is going inside of me. But do I feel sharing it in public? I decided I do and I will. I’m a real person and sometimes I have bad days and difficult issues to deal with that overwhelm me so I want to share that too. Not just the happy fun days but also …

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017
Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling

Hi dear crafty friends! Recently I told you I discovered water colors but now I can say I can’t get enough of them. So I continue my Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling. I love their look on an art journal page and I love the color play, layers and transparency I can achieve with them. Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling This time I challenged my self not only to continue playing with water colors but also to create a page without a title or a quote. It was a struggle. I kept feeling the page is too empty and had to go back to it several times and add more details. It was also a great thing to discover that water colors go really well with stencils too. I kind of liked the bluring of the lines and that some of the paint seeped under the stencil.        If you haven’t tried water colors before please give it …

Friday, June 30th, 2017
My Top 3: Art Journaling Techniques When I’m Stuck

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m starting a new series: My Top 3. This series is about my three favorite things for different craft projects, supplies, go to techniques and more. Today on My Top 3: Art Journaling Techniques When I’m Stuck. A post to help you art journal when you’re stuck and don;t know what to do!       My Top 3: Art Journaling Techniques When I’m Stuck When I want to work in my art journal and I have no ideas or I’m stuck I have three go to solutions to help me get unstuck: Watercolors Many times watercolors can be intimidating but I think it’s one of the best ways to start an art journal page. This medium is very forgiving and allows you to just add color to your page without any specific plan. All you need is to take your water brush and add the water color to the page. You can add the …

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture. I get a lot of questions about texture in art journaling. The problem with art journaling is that unlike a canvas you can’t really add very bold texture or you will not be able to close your journal. However, having said that, you absolutely can and should add texture to your pages!     How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture First I want to explain the term texture. Contrary to what you might think there are TWO types of texture: texture you can feel with your fingers or tactile texture and the other kind is visual texture, the texture you can see with your eyes. Most of the texture we add to art journaling pages is visual: patterns of all kinds, layers of color, images and bold shapes. However, it is possible to add tactile texture too, …

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal

There is a misconception that art journal pages should be busy, with lots of colors and packed with techniques. But I want to show you How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal. An art journal page can be simple and clean with a lot of white space as long as you like it. Here is how you can create such a page in your art journal:     How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal The best material to use in my opinion is water colors. Water colors have a transparent soft look that is perfect for a clean look yet colorful. I didn’t have anything in mind when I started the page. I just took my water brush and started adding color to the page.   Usually at this point I get an idea of how I want to continue. But if I don’t I simply add more color or shapes. Sooner or …

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Water Color Doodling Art Journal Page

I often get asked how to create simple art journal pages. I also hear: “I don’t have all those fancy stuff like you, how can I art journal”? Well today I want to share a Water Color Doodling Art Journal Page. You only need two materials to create this page: a permanent black pen and water colors.     Water Color Doodling Art Journal Page Start with doodling on your white art journal page with a black pen. Simply start with a small simple shape like a circle and then add more shapes around it. Keep adding circles, petals, lines and other simple shapes until it all combines into an elaborate shape. I created different sizes and combinations of shapes.     When I finished the first step I looked at my page and decided I want to add more to the shapes. I colored some parts of each shape with the black pen and also added more shapes to …

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
How to Create an Art Journal Page with Nothing But Paper

When it comes to art journal pages many people think you need lots of fancy supplis to create them. That is not true! I want to show you How to Create an Art Journal Page with Nothing But Paper! Yes, it’s not only possible but you get a really fabulous result and you don’t need to get your fingers dirty or using fancy expensive materials.     How to Create an Art Journal Page with Nothing But Paper I started with creating a head and neck from paper and glued it to my art journal. I’s basically an oval and trunk shape cut from paper. It took me a few tries to cut the shapes until I was happy. Then I drew a face on the head. If you eant to learn how to draw a face join the VIP Room and follow the “Draw a Face” class.     She looks a little scary like that so I added hair. …

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