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Friday, July 6th, 2018
NEW!! Free online class: Watercolor Art Journaling

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m so honored and excited to announce my NEW!! Free online class: Watercolor Art Journaling with Big Picture Classes. This class is all about how to use watercolors on your art journal pages!     NEW!! Free online class: Watercolor Art Journaling Watercolors can add movement, color, and a unique look to your art journal pages. But you don’t need to be an expert to achieve these results! In Watercolor Art Journaling, I will share how easy it is to start adding beautiful and colorful elements to your art journals with watercolors. Start by creating backgrounds and adding artistic details and embellishments to your pages. Then combine watercolors with other materials for one-of-a-kind effects. You’ll finish out this class with a look at watercolor-like materials that react in the same way as watercolors. You’ll unlock a world of possibilities with this fun, new medium!     If you’re worried that for this class you might need some …

Sunday, June 24th, 2018
Interactive Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! usually an art journal page is a spread of two papers or even just one paper. But today I want to share with you an Interactive Art Journal Page which is basically four pages or two spreads! As you can see there is a large spread and in the center of it a smaller page with both sides designed.         Interactive Art Journal Page The secret to this page is to create two different sizes of pages so the smaller page will be in the front while the large spread is in the back. They are both visible because the smaller spread doesn’t cover the spread underneath. To create this Interactive Art Journal Page I worked simultaneously on all sides and when the background was finished I cut the top spread into size. This created the little spread in the center. Then I could add details to the different sides of the pages.   …

Friday, June 1st, 2018
There Are Always two of Us Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you my There Are Always two of Us Art Journal Page. This page has a lot of layers and color and some unique ways to add words as well.   There Are Always two of Us Art Journal Page First I created the background for this page with tissue papers, stamps and papers. I also added a little spraying to add a little color. Although most of the background is in neutral black and white. The thing that gives the background its texture and interest are the different patterns and sizes of writing and stamps.         Then I added an image of a boy looking at two images I created with stencils. One image is dark and the other is light. These two images are the focal point of the page that talks about two sides in each person. The final thing was to add the text. …

Friday, May 18th, 2018
Art Journaling YouTube Hop

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m taking part in the Art Journaling YouTube Hop with some very talented friends from around the world. This hop will take place on YouTube where each of these talented designers has created a video on their YouTube channel. On each of the channels there is a list of the participants and a list of links for you to hop.     Art Journaling YouTube Hop This hop also has some wonderful prizes for you to win! Our sponsors has prepared some great boxes full of goodies for you! All you need to do is subscribe to all the channels and leave a comment and you will be entered in the raffle for these prizes.     This hop is all about art journaling so each of us has created a video  showing you how to create an art journal page. I created a page with tissue paper background. I used my gelli plate to …

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to share with you Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages that I’ve created for my art book.     Mixed Media Fabric Art Journal Pages Fabric pages in an art book are unique and special addition. These pages are a textural contrast from paper and add a softer look to the book. Other than a change in texture fabric pages usually include techniques like sewing, embroidery and have different materials on them like lace and buttons. I really love adding fabric pages to my art book. An art book is basically an art journal that we create from scratch and is bound in a book form. The idea is to express ideas, feelings, dreams and fears on one hand and create art on the other on separate paper pieces in different sizes and patterns. Those pieces of papers are divided into signatures that are stitched together into a book. A signature is a …

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018
Never Stop Creating Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! I haven’t created an art journal page in a while. I finally got the time to create a page so today I’m sharing my: Never Stop Creating Art Journal Page. It’s colorful and only made with water colors and Posca pens.     Never Stop Creating Art Journal Page Sometimes I have a specific idea for an art journal page but sometimes I just feel like I need to create something but I have no specific idea in mind. This was the case with this page.        So I simply filled the page with blocks of colors with my wet brush and water colors and then started doodling. I started with a black and white Posca pens. Then I added some more colors. I didn’t have a direction so I just doodled shapes and patterns and went from there. The more the page got its shape the more I knew what I wanted to …

Sunday, February 25th, 2018
Give Yourself Time Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! I haven’t shared an art journal page in awhile so today I’m happy to share my Give Yourself Time Art Journal Page. Some pages take time to create but some pages like this just make themselves 🙂     Give Yourself Time Art Journal Page The creative process for this page was easy. I wanted to create a page with a woman’s image on it. So I started with adding two colors of acrylic paints to the page. Next I took a white piece of watercolor paper and started adding layers of paint, stenciling and stamps. When I was happy with the result I cut out an image of a woman. I drew her by hand and didn’t care that she wasn’t perfect. Aren’t we all?…         I cut the image in two pieces and added them to the page. Then I started adding stamping doodling and some more paints. I also wrote …

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