Mixed Media Art Journal Page – Journey

I have a new art journal that I’m really excited to start! I decided that the pages in the new journal will have a theme. It seem to be more challenging and inspiring this way. The first page is all about the journey…a fitting subject for the first page of a new journal. I started with coloring the background with two shades of blue Gelatos. They mix very well together when you wet them a little and use a baby wipe. I added some texture to the background with dimensional paint and a stencil. I drew a few clouds with a white oil pastel. Then I created the mountain by adding layers of tissue paper. I also added a trail with a brown oil pastel. I cut my image from an old photo and glued it on top of the mountain. I stamped some houses on white cardstock and colored them with Gelatos. I cut them and glued them to …

Having Fun with Burlap

I recently got the 6X6 Burlap Paper stack by MME and decided to play with it. I tried different materials and techniques on it and I have some conclusions. I sprayed the first page with color sprays. I have to say the shimmer is only slightly showing because the burlap is basically a type of fabric with large holes that absorbs all the shimmer. However paper glues to it with no problems. Foe some reason burlap reminded me of vintage so I embellished all the pages with a vintage look patterned paper scraps. The second page was stenciled with acrylic paint. I recommend using a large stencil pattern because a smaller pattern will not be visible. The last page was sprayed and finger colored with acrylic paint. I also added more paint with Gelatos. I cut a burlap with a Large Sizzix die, which worked beautifully. However I also tried cutting the burlap with a Spellbinders die and that didn’t work at …

Relax mixed media layout

Sometimes you get to take the coolest photo. I don’t have that chance often because my kids are big and don’t cooperate much with taking pictures. But this time it was just perfect. I had the coolest photo! I knew I would create a mixed media layout with it so it will shine! I started with the background. I created a patterned with a stencil and sprays. Then added more pattern with distress ink and a second stencil. I added torn pieces of patterned papers and tissue paper to add more color and texture. I also added cheese cloth which always reminds me of a fish net and goes well with the theme of the layout. I decided not to use flowers for this layout so I added different kinds of embellishments; pieces of old jewelry, sea shells, a string and words I cut from a patterned paper. I also added metal rings which I colored with alcohol ink. Check out …

Interactive pockets mini album

You all know how much I love creating interactive mini albums, well…this case is no different. This time it’s a Basically Bare DT project with the Krafty Keepsakes vintage mini album, which is a really fun envelope mini album that is just waiting to be played with! First I had to remove the rings binding so it’ll be easier to work with the envelopes and later cover them with paper. Then I started to create my pockets. The idea was to add more pockets to the original pocket which is the envelope itself. I folded each envelope in a different way creating 4 interactive pages full of pockets. Then I started covering them with Bo Bunny The Avenues patterned paper. Finally I added embellishments from the collection as well as metal clocks, tabs and Prima flowers. I also created tags for journaling to go into the tags. Make sure to watch the step by step video tutorial to see how …

Altered Steampunk Notebook

Altering things is so much fun and environmentally good because instead of throwing stuff away you reuse them, upgrade them and alter them into something new and exciting! I always have a small notebook with me to write ideas, doodle things and make lists, so instead of living it as it was I altered it into a steampunk extravaganza. This is a DT project for Spellbinders that I had a lot of fun creating!                                 Steampunk is basically a genre in art that combines Victorian age machines and mechanical parts with fantasy, science fiction and more to create art. So to create the steampunk look I used clock parts, springs, metal parts and embellishments in a collage of “moving” parts. I also created a dark look to the cover to enhance that look.                           …

HOW TO CREATE A COLORFUL ART JOURNAL MIXED MEDIA COVER

  Inside: how to make a mixed media art journal cover   I just got a new diary the other day and the first question my husband asked was: “did you change it already?” He’s right… I usually change things and customize them to want I need and want. So when I found this old notebook I immediately knew it will not stay the same…     ALTERING AN ART JOURNAL COVER   Most art journals or notebooks come with a flat one color cover that is ideal for decorating or embellishing. You can go from just covering the front and back with paper to completely alter the cover with all kinds of techniques and materials.   Here are a few ideas how to alter an art journal cover: Cover it with patterned paper Paint it with acrylic paints Make a collage of paper pieces Attach stickers   MIXED MEDIA TECHNIQUES FOR THE COVER   You can treat the art …

Mixed Media Canvas layout

Hi crafty friends! I want to share with you a really fun project I created for Basically Bare… a canvas layout. This is not a layout on a framed canvas but a layout on a 12X12 canvas fabric for scrapbooking! This is so much fun to play with… For those of you who never created a page from canvas let me assure you it’s not as scary as it might look. You just need to look at it as working with a 12X12 paper, add all the fun things you can do with it that you can’t do with paper and you get the perfect mix for an amazing project! I started by unpicking slits I made in the canvas. That created a really cool look of unraveled threads that you can’t get when distressing or tearing paper. I did the same thing on all three edges of the canvas. Then I sprayed the canvas with different color sprays. At this point it’s important to remember …

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Einat Kessler

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