Inside: how to doodle the right way in your art journal   I don’t know how to draw but that doesn’t stop me from making amazing art journal pages. This is because I doodle instead of draw so I don’t have to worry about accuracy or realistic resemblance I just draw meaningless shapes and abstract lines with out rules at all.       WHAT IS DOODLING   A doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, generally without ever lifting the drawing device from the paper, in which case it is usually called a “scribble”. Although it is mostly common with kids, doodling is very common with adults too especially in art.   THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOODLING AND DRAWING   The verb, drawing, means to produce a picture or diagram. Drawing is a work …

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, …

Art Journal Page: I’m Fine

Hi dear crafty friendsToday I want to share with you a special Art Journal Page: I’m Fine. This page is a little different. It’s not colorful. happy or optimistic it’s the exact opposite. It has no smart quotes or message it is real, raw and revealing. It’s basically what an art journal is supposed to be.Art Journal Page: I’m FineI thought long and hard before sharing this page with you. It’s a very personal page that captures a certain period in my life that is difficult for me. It’s difficult to talk about it so creating is a great outlet for everything that is going inside of me. But do I feel sharing it in public? I decided I do and I will. I’m a real person and sometimes I have bad days and difficult issues to deal with that overwhelm me so I want to share that too. Not just the happy fun days but also the other side …

Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling

Hi dear crafty friends!Recently I told you I discovered water colors but now I can say I can’t get enough of them. So I continue my Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling. I love their look on an art journal page and I love the color play, layers and transparency I can achieve with them.Water Colors Adventures: Art JournalingThis time I challenged my self not only to continue playing with water colors but also to create a page without a title or a quote. It was a struggle. I kept feeling the page is too empty and had to go back to it several times and add more details. It was also a great thing to discover that water colors go really well with stencils too. I kind of liked the bluring of the lines and that some of the paint seeped under the stencil.    If you haven’t tried water colors before please give it a try. I know I said it …

Water Colors Tags with Stamps and Fussy Cutting Tutorial

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing the Water Colors Tags with Stamps and Fussy Cutting Tutorial I made as my first post as Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador. I know I’ve already told you how excited I am about it. Being a design team member for a second year is a dream come true! Water Colors Tags with Stamps and Fussy Cutting Tutorial In this project I decided to explore water colors with the Graphic 45 stamps. I used water colors before but this time I wanted to see if I could use them to create a background for the tags. The Voyage Beneath the Sea papers match the sea water look of the water colors on the tags perfectly. I have a very modest set of water colors but that didn’t matter because I blended a few colors together to create more colors. After all the sea has so many colors of blue and green in it and the …

Water Color Art Journal Page

Watercolors are one of the easiest and fun ways to art journal. Although it can be intimidating to some people because it seems a lot more complicated than it really is. All you need is some water colors and a water brush. You can use a regular brush and dip it in water but I think using a water brush is easier.  Just try it on a piece of scrap paper and you’ll see how fun watercolors can be. I started my page with no plan or idea, I just knew I wanted to play with watercolors. Try to start with two colors and see how you like the result. Don’t mix too many colors or you’ll get brown mud. Spread the colors on the page and keep adding texture and interest with stamps and stencils. Make sure to dry each layer. If you want to add crisp, clear images use tissue paper or scrap paper and glue them down …

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