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Sunday, September 17th, 2017
Be Fearless Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my new project Be Fearless Art Journal Page that I created for the More Than Words challenge. The subject of the challenge this month was Grunge and the word Fearless. Exactly the challenge for me!     Be Fearless Art Journal Page I love the gunge style, which is sometimes confused with steampunk (which I also love). Grunge is more about strong and dark colors, distressing and a sort of a punk look. It can be disorganized, graffiti, in your face look that is translated to a project. I decided to create an art journal page, because I thought it is the most appropriate medium for such an approach.       So I started with some spraying and then added stenciling, all in black, brown and strong reds. Then I drew a face and painted it in a yellow-green color so it will give the maximum contrast to the background. Finally I …

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background

Hi dear crafty friends! Do you love making your own custom supplies? Today I’m sharing How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background. If you haven’t tried Gelli printing yet I really recommend it. It’s fun and creative and you can’t go wrong because every print you make is pretty and unique.     How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background Usually Gelli printing or mono printing is done on a thick watercolor paper or cardstock but printing on tissue paper is amazing! Why? because it gives you a unique effect you can’t get with any other material. I’m using tissue paper that I bought at my local craft store. You can also use the tissue paper you find in shoe boxes too, it’s basically the same. I like to cut my tissue paper into squares and just have fun with the Gelli plate, some acrylic paints and stamps. Make sure to be careful when you remove …

Sunday, August 27th, 2017
Divided Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! I’m sharing my new creation in my art journal: Divided Art Journal Page. As you can probably see the last few pages I created are kind of meaningful and deep, at least for me. I don’t have a problem sharing them with you because I want to show you what art journaling is all about. Divided Art Journal Page I often get asked what is my creative process. So today I want to offer a glimpse into my process. I usually start with an idea of something I feel or want to say. For example in this page I felt divided on an issue in my life. I had conflicting feelings about it. Then I try to visualize that feeling. What images come to my mind when I think about what I wanted to say. In this case I felt like I have two parts so I decided to follow this theme on my page.   …

Sunday, August 20th, 2017
A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I want to tell you all about an art journaling series: A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages. This series is all about creating art journal pages from start to finish while learning new techniques, experimenting with new supplies and getting your hands dirty! It’s fun and fabulous!!   A Year of Art Journaling: Tips, Techniques and Amazing Pages Each month I concentrate on one specific technique, supply or design and take you step by step through all the stages of creating it. No hidden supplies, no jumping steps and no cutting corners! You see everything and also get a narration about what to do and why. Art journaling can sometimes be intimidating because you don’t always know how to start. And even when you do start you’re not always sure how to continue or what you want to say. I often hear people say I don’t have something special to say, …

Sunday, August 13th, 2017
Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing a really cool and fun project: Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book. The special thing about this project is that it’s all done from only one piece of A3 water color paper. All you need are a few acrylic paints and stencils to create your own Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book.     Art Journal Inspiration Mini Book The first thing you need to do is create the background for the pages. So I used acrylic paints and stencils to fill the paper with colorful and interesting patterns. Don’t worry if it looks a little noisy now it will all look great later. After the patterns were ready I added a little gesso here and there.     Next I cut the paper into squares measuring 4″ x 5 1/2″ and folded each one in half.     These are the pages of the mini book. Now I gave each of them some attention…I added …

Friday, August 11th, 2017
Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page. You probably noticed I really enjoy working with watercolors lately and this page is all about watercolors and how to use them.     Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page I decided to create this page with a whimsical and funky look for two reasons. First, it’s fun and liberating to create a page that is not subjected to any rules. After all if you draw bent houses with weird looking roofs you can then color them anyway you want and go crazy with your watercolors. Second, drawing defined shapes gave me the opportunity to teach you some easy techniques to work with watercolors.   The full step by step video of the Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page is available in the VIP Room as part of the Year of Art Journaling series where we learn all there is to know about art journaling. We experiment with materials, …

Sunday, July 30th, 2017
Art Journal Page with Sizzix

Hi dear crafty friends! If you have a Big Shot machine and some Sizzix dies and you think that all you can use them for are cards think again. Today I’m sharing a tutorial on how to create an Art Journal Page with Sizzix dies and stamps. All the dies I’m using can be found on the Sizzix site     Art Journal Page with Sizzix First I used the dies as texture. I simply cut some shapes and glued them to the page. Then I covered everything with gesso. Now it’s time to add some color. I sprayed the top of the page and added water so I’ll be able to create dripage all the way down the page. Then I turned the page and did the same thing on the other side.     The next step was to add stamps. I used this new flower stamp and black ink. Then I added acrylic paint on the stamps …

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