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Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Eyes

Today I’m sharing a photo tutorial on the last page spread in my art journal. This Art Journal Page: Eyes came out really colorful and it was a lot of fun creating it. If you think I drew these eyes well you would be wrong… I printed them.     Art Journal Page: Eyes First I started like I always do. For this page I used a lot of acrylic paints and different patterns of stencils to create a colorful pattern on the page. I try to use small and large patterns with contrasting colors. This way it comes out looking like a big mess but this is how it’s supposed to look. To add even more images that are too small for stencils I use stamps with different colors of ink. Make sure to use permanent ink so it will not react with the paint later.     Next I glued the eyes with gel medium. After that I …

Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Art Journal Flip Through – Tips on How to Complete Your Art Journal

There is no feeling like this in the world. Well… maybe there is, but finishing an art journal cover to cover is one of the top good feelings in my book. Today I’m sharing an Art Journal Flip Through – Tips on How to Complete Your Art Journal with a little video that will take you to an art journal journey.     Art Journal Flip Through – Tips on How to Complete Your Art Journal When you start an art journal it looks like there are so many pages that you’ll never finish it. But the idea is not to finish it but to have fun creating it! This is a journey that you take equipped with a suitcase full of inspiration and imagination. This creative journey is not only fun but it can also be liberating, educational and even emotional. And that’s OK… this is how it’s supposed to be!     Here are my tips for completing …

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Create

Sometimes art journal pages just create themselves. This is exactly what happened with the Art Journal Page: Create. From the moment the idea popped up in my head until it was finished only about 35 minutes have passed. This is one of the quickest pages I ever created.     Art Journal Page: Create The first thing I did was to stamp the area of where I planned to draw my hands. I wanted the page to have an industrial look so next I added some cogwheels. I created them with a stencil and black paint. The next layer was of cogwheel stamps with orange ink.        Once I was happy with the look of the layers I drew my hands and painted around them with black paint.     Then it was time to add more images and texture to the black background. I used the same stamps I used for the initial background only this time …

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 …

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, January 29th, 2017
Art Journal Page with Two Color Background

Today I’m sharing an Art Journal Page with Two Color Background. This is a simple technique yet I really like the effect it gives. The two color background is the perfect background for journaling or pages with half and half themes.      Art Journal Page with Two Color Background My page is basically a reflection of day and night or if you want the two parts of any person’s soul. It has a bright side and a dark side. I first started with applying acrylic paints in two colors: blue and black. The best way to do that is to use an old credit card to spread the paints on the page without even reaching the edges.     The next step was to add a little stamping to the background making sure it’s in the same colors as the paints. I added a yellow bright sun with yellow acrylic paint. Then I added a tree which I drew …

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