Mixed Media Art Journal Page: AIM

We all have our own aims or goals in life, the trick is not only to set aims for ourselves but to stay focused and determined enough to keep walking on the road to fulfill them. But sometimes it feels like that famous sentence: “Man makes plans and God laughs”. We set goals that we want to achieve but life takes us to completely different directions or is it? Do we set the right goals for ourselves or there is a hidden hand that points the direction we should go to? I think we want things and we set aims to achieve it but at the end of the day if we do what we love, believe in it and in us the universe will take care of the rest. This week’s video tutorial us all about the aims of our lives. I created a motivational mixed media art journal page with a quote that talks exactly about this. My art journal …

Mixed Media Art Journal Page: Flowers

Creating an art journal page always makes me happy. It inspires me not only when I create it but also afterwards, when I look at the page I created. That’s why I always try to add a quote or a sentence that speaks to me, a sentence that inspires me and lifts me up. This time I added a paraphrase of a quote made by the famous author Hans Christian Andersen who said that Just living is not enough one must have sunshine, freedom and a little flower. Well… I changed it a little. After all this is my art journal right? I created the back ground with stencils and a really fun technique called reverse stenciling. I added gesso, Gelatos and stamping. The more layers of color you add to your page the better it will look that’s what I always say. I added big circles with acrylic paint and sponge and smaller circles I created with Gelatos and a …

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 …

Pour your heart out…

Art journaling is a great way to pour your heart out. If you’re feeling down or blue just start creating and a big smile will appear on your face. This art journal page is all about letting your spirit, happiness and smile shine through the dark background. I started with creating the background with dark sprays, Gelato and stamps. I added layers of browns and black so the background will be really gloomy.   Then I tore the paper and tucked under the tears flowers I cut from a patterned paper. The flowers seem to burst through the dark cracks. I also added a shine effect with yellow Gelatos to complete the look. I added a white and bright sentence with a white gel pen and doodles swirls and dots around it and in the letters to add to the happy feeling. Make sure to check out the step by step video tutorial to see how I created the art journal …

Mixed media art journal cover

I’ve shared with you before my love for art journaling and whenever I start a new art journal I like to make it beautiful on the outside and not just on the inside. This is a DT project for Basically Bare using the new and fun art journal. This cover is full of mixed media techniques and not so usual materials. I used spray paints as the first coat of paint and then added some more color with Gelatos. I adhered Crayons on the cover and melted them with a heat tool. I also added texture with modeling paste and a stencil and some more color with water paints. Finally I added art supplies I don’t need and the title. You can seethe step by step start to finish video tutorial and create an art journal cover of your own. Have fun creating!Einat

Dance – Art journal page

Art journaling is a great opportunity not just to experiment with new techniques and materials but it’s also a great opportunity to inspire yourself and create a project for your soul. This art journal page will always remind me to dance not just literally but metaphorically as well, simply let my creativity and my hands dance!   Start by coloring the page with Pan Pastels and baby wipes. It’s a really easy and fun technique to create a colorful background. Add some stamps for more texture and interest. You can also add some patterns with stencils and Pan Pastels using baby wipe like you would use a blending sponge.   Cut images of dancing girls from a patterned paper, I used MME paper. Adhere them to your page.   Then add two large doily stamps and color them with distress ink and a watered brush. Write the title with a black pen and add whimsical and fun patterns to fill …

Resolutions mixed media fabric covered mini album

The new year is almost here and it’s time to make some important resolutions. I’m planning to make some resolutions and I created this special mixed media mini album covered with fabric so I’ll have a really special place to put them in. I’ve used a Basically bare 2 rings chipboard binder that is really easy to cover and embellish. I started with covering the binder with fabric adhering it to the binder with fabric adhesive. Then I sprayed it with color sprays to add some color. I also stamped the binder with two colors of distress ink: blue and green. I embellished it with modeling paste with a swirl pattern and added flowers and leaves.On the inside I adhered patterned paper and tied a lace ribbon for a final touch and to hide the binder mechanism a little. Now all I need to do is make my resolutions and make them happen!! Have fun creating!Einat

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