Mixed media Art Journal Page: Imagined

People ask me a lot about how I come up with ideas for an art journal page and how I think and find the right quotes. I have two ways of going about doing that. Sometimes I have a quote in mind, or I saw a quote I like on line and I start with that and build my page around it. Sometimes I have a technique I want to do, or scheme of colors I want to try and after I have an idea in my head i look for a quote to compliment that. This was the case in this art journal page. I started with creating the page first with an ink filler and water technique. then I added the word’s tape and continued from there. While I was working I got an idea to add a quote about imagination. I can’t tell why that particular subject popped into my mind…it just did. I think art journaling …

3D Reverse Canvas Mother Goose Frame

Mother Goose is such a lovely character that brings back childhood memories, nursery rhymes and fun moments. I have the Graphic 45 Mother Goose paper collection for awhile and I wanted to create something that I can combine with a photo of my kids. So I went through a lot of photo until I found the right one where they were sitting down and the background was contrasted enough for me to cut out. Then I had to adjust the size of their image with the sizes of images on the paper. I measured the images on the paper and enlarged the kids’ images in Photoshop accordingly. Then I simply cut out the image and I was ready to go. I took an 8X8 canvas reversed it and covered it with paper to create the frame. Then I started layering cut out images from the paper onto the frame. Each layer was attached to the frame with a different height …

Mixed Media Layout: Words

They say men are not good with words and that women are better. I don’t know if that’s true or if that’s the reason my two beautiful boys find it hard sometimes to say loving words to each other. I know they love each other very much but they never say or show it. So I decided to create a layout about it and maximize my supplies by using leftover letter stickers and papers. I started with adding letters to a 12×12 patterned paper. These are leftover letter stickers that can no longer spell any words and a bunch of letters that got stuck together after they fell of the backing plastic. Using all these stickers to create a background is a great way to scrap your stash!       Then I covered all the letters with gesso and sprayed them with a few colors. I used light muted colors because I didn’t want the background to be too …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Forgive

Today Jews around the world celebrate Yom Kipur, which is the day of atonement. Its central themes are atonement and repentance. Jewish people traditionally observe this holy day with an approximate 25-hour period of fasting and prayer. Let me tell you, fasting is not easy, but it makes you think, reflect and look inside yourself. I always think that this day is not only about asking forgiveness from others and God but also ask forgiveness from your self. I created this mixed media art journal page with this in mind, forgiving myself and being less judgemental. The page’s background was all created with acrylic paints and stencils. I started with the largest pattern and layered more smaller patterns on it using different colors. I worked on two spreads simultaneously so I would have a middle page I could later cut into a smaller page to go in between the two larger ones. After cutting the page i added tissue paper …

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