Category: Art Journal (page 1 of 2)

Elephant Art Journal Page

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Elephants are one of my favorite animals! Such a wonderful creature! I found a photo from a National Geographic Magazine of 2 elephants and I just knew they would be perfect as a focal point for an art journal page.

I wanted to do a bright and colorful page. This is outside my norm, and it was fun to push my boundaries. I used some Prima marketing oil pastels I received in a goodie bag. I haven’t used them much, you better believe that I will be using them more in the future, lol. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

In addition to the oil pastels I used some spray inks, stamps, stickers, and quotes to finish out the page. 

elephant art journal page
Elephant Art Journal Page

This was such a fun page to create! I love the bright colors with the elephants painted in black, it really allows them to stand out. 

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Ranger Journal https://amzn.to/2D3wBj3
Mod Podge https://amzn.to/2VIFV3i
Silicone brush https://amzn.to/2VKTb7F
Prima Oil pastels- https://amzn.to/2VHTekJ
Finnabair Brushes- https://amzn.to/2VKeHJw
Dylusions sprays- https://amzn.to/2RKOOds
Ranger archival ink black- https://amzn.to/2RI2rdp
Clear Gesso- https://amzn.to/2Cidxft
Artist loft paint- https://amzn.to/2RLkxeK
Tube squeeze key- https://amzn.to/2RLlBPM
White gel pen- https://amzn.to/2VKToYv
Mandala Stamp-https://amzn.to/2RMaAgY

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Winter Theme Art Journal Page

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Are you getting excited for the holidays? I am! I am taking the next few weeks off from posting, it will be a much needed break to recharge my creative juices.

But before I take a break I wanted to share a winter theme art journal page with you.

I found these 2 really cute graphics. They are called the Dumpling Dynasty. I am not sure where they came from, but they are adorable. I am not even sure if they are winter themed or not, lol. I just loved the blues and thought it was perfect for my page.

Winter Theme Art Journal Page

Since they were so cute, I thought they would be the focus of the page.

I added a Graphic 45 card as well to complement the Dumpling Dynasty kids.

Winter Art Journal Page

To fill out the page I added ribbon and snowflakes and string and a tassel. The background was painted with blue and white acrylic paint to create the ombre effect.

Add white and blue splatters to get a pretty snow effect and your page is done!

Winter art journal page
Winter art journal page

I really enjoyed creating this page! The blues and whites look so wintery.

I will see you after the break! Keep on creating!

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Christmas Art Journal Page

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Christmas is almost here! Whew I do not know where the year went!! Now is the time to start my Christmas Art journal pages. 

This page was a lot of fun. I started with a page out of a children’s book as my focal point and built the page from there

 

christmas page 1
Christmas Art Journal Page

I love creating pages like this, it is all about layering. Start with the flatter layers and get bulkier as you build. The layers and textures create interest and makes the page fun to look at. 

 

christmas page 2

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Freshman Year Art Journal Page using HP Sprocket

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This fall we had a momentous occasion, our son started college! We miss a lot, but he loves it and is having the time of his life.

I wanted to create an art journal page of him entering his dorm room. Recently I purchased an HP Sprocket to print photos for my art journal pages.

I like the Sprocket, it is a handy little printer and is fun to use. The quality is not the best, but it is fun to use and perfect for art journal pages.

college art journal

We captured this moment as he was going to his dorm room for the first time and the photos were just perfect for this page.

I used a lot of other elements like stencils, and papers and burlap to finish out the look of this page.

college art journal

Overall I am happy with the Sprocket and I can’t wait to see what other pages I will create with the photos I print

Affiliate Links to products used or similar:

  • Ranger Journal- https://amzn.to/2rwDpiP
  • Crackle Stencil- https://amzn.to/2ry3r5i
  • Modeling Paste- https://amzn.to/2LfI020
  • HP Sprocket- https://amzn.to/2QL3EjD
  • White Gesso- https://amzn.to/2L9CfCX
  • Lindy’s Sprays- https://amzn.to/2EqaIN6
  • Pastels-https://amzn.to/2QLsCzj

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This is not a sponsored post, I paid for everything with my own money. 

Sunrise Mermaid Art Journal Page

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I had a lot of fun creating this art journal page. I intended to create a mermaid tale, but it does look a little like a whale tale, lol. Oh well, it was fun to create and play with my acrylic paints.

I really enjoy playing with my acrylic paints in my art journal, it relaxes me and get my creative juices flowing.

sunrise mermaid

When I got finished with the ocean and sky I knew I had to add the mermaid tale. Adding in details like this make paintings fun and more personalized. The is my art journal after all, lol.

These quick paintings are fun and I think I will be showing you more of them in the new  year.

sunrise mermaid

 

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Favorite Food Pop Up Art Journal Page

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I got in another journal for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal and this theme was favorite food! Yum! I love food and this was such a fun page to create!

I wanted to try something new, so I created a pop up art journal page. Let me tell you, pop ups are not that easy, lol

It took me a few tries, but in the end I created a pop up table where I was able to place my favorite foods. I love pizza, and donuts, and cupcakes. (I sounds like a 12 year old, lol) But there you have it, my favorites.

I created a little scene with flooring and wall paper and some plants and a rug, all to create the right place for my pop up table. The video has all the details and I encourage you to check it out!

favorite food pop up

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Silhouette Aladdin Art Journal Page

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“You ain’t never had a friend like me!” That is exactly what I thought when I got the most recent Sisterhood of the Traveling Art journal in! The theme is friends and that song just popped into my head from Disney’s Aladdin.

I wanted to create a silhouette of Agrabah and have a sunset or sunrise behind the city.

aladdin art journal

In order to create some dimension and detail I added stars with a stencil and modeling paste before painting with acrylic paint.

aladdin art journal

I did trace the city from a cut out I had (this is because there was no way I could free hand the city, lol) then I painted it back.

aladdin art journal

For the final finishing touch I added rhinestones and blue pearls for additional dimension and interest.

aladdin art journal

I really love how this turned out! For me this was a fun take on the Friends theme, and I think I explore it more in my own journals.

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  • Modeling Paste https://amzn.to/2F7QoRL
  • Silicone brush https://amzn.to/2SKGDvz
  • Star Stencil https://amzn.to/2PLm2IG
  • Folk Art Metallic Paint https://amzn.to/2PMPmys
  • Finnabair Brushes https://amzn.to/2JK5j32
  • Liquitex Black paint https://amzn.to/2F7mDR5
  • Rhinestone stickers https://amzn.to/2QpKyME
  • Blue Pearls https://amzn.to/2Dqrefy
  • White Faber Castell brush pen https://amzn.to/2qsukqO

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Girl With Flowers Art Journal Page

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I found this really great page, it was the cover of some music sheets. When I saw here I knew that she would be beautiful in my art journal with flowers in her hair.

I love the soft look of the girl so I knew that I didn’t want to add to much to the page.

I started with a shaped paper for the background, I had it in my stash, but you could easily make one by cutting a piece of brown paper into any shape you want.

girl with flowers

I added the girl and some strips of music. Then I used gelatos to add some color and dimension to the page.

girl with flowers

Once I had all the flat elements down I started to add some flowers I had in my stash. I hot glued on a variety of pink and white flowers.

girl with flowers

I really like how she turned out when I was finished. It was really fun to create a simpler page than what I have been creating lately. I wanted the girl to stand out and speak for herself and I think that is what I got.

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Ranger Art Journal- https://amzn.to/2SwHy2H
Metallic Gelatos- https://amzn.to/2Jmv3lQ
Prima flowers- https://amzn.to/2SryOdX
Music sheets- https://amzn.to/2yAH6I8
matte medium- https://amzn.to/2JoH5v1
Silicone Brush https://amzn.to/2StQoOo

 

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Mermaid Art Journal Page

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There is just some thing about mermaids, they are so wonderful and amazing. And yes, I think they are real, lol.  And since they are real I wanted to create a fun and easy art journal page using a metal die that I had in my stash.

This page was a lot of fun to create. I really enjoyed digging in my stash and finding old supplies that I haven’t used in a long time.

I did find this really great vellum paper from Stampin Up. It is really old, over 10 years is my guess, but it still works and looked really great on my page. (btw I am not a Stampin Up rep, lol, but I do have one. If you need a rep I did link my rep’s in at the bottom of this page. )

mermaid journal page

I also had a lot of fun using washi tape to create the underwater scene I was going for. I added a little texture with some stone effects from Finnabair and some netting from the Dollar Tree, together they brought the page together for the look I was going for.

mermaid journal page

 

It is a lot of fun going through your stash and finding things you forgot you had and putting them to use.  What have you found in you stash that you purchased a long time ago that you recently found and are now using?

mermaid journal page

 

I am not a Stampin Up Rep, but I do have one. If you need a rep my friend is really good. Here is her website: Stampin Wright

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Zipper and Buttons Art Journal Page

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal strikes again, lol. New month, new theme! This month’s journal’s theme is sewing and I love it. There is a wonderful quote at the beginning of the books that states “My soul is fed by needle and thread.” and I just love that quote. The previous pages are wonderful and a huge inspiration for me.

I decided to take my page in a little different direction and create a page around buttons bursting out of a zipper.

I have done this technique in the past on a bottle, but not a journal page.  I did a blog post using a Mason Jar and sea shells, I think it turned out really cute, lol. You can see that post  by clicking here — Sea Shell Mason Jar. 

 

Zipper Art Journal Page

This was such a fun page to create! I added texture, paint, stamps, and other interest to the background. I played with my Dylustions paint for the background, I just love the way that paint applies.

Then I added the zipper, buttons, and butterflies to the page.  Then I painted everything with Finnabair waxes to create the aged look I was going for.

Zipper Art Journal Page

The only problem is that techniques like this can make your journal really bulky, lol. But I love when that happens because it just means that I am using my journal even more and doing even more creating! The bigger the better, lol.

Zipper Art Journal Page

I have to say I am still really loving my art journal group! I love working on different pages and trying new things. I can’t wait to see what next month will bring!

Also, don’t forget to check my events page to see when and where I am teaching, I would love to have you join me in my class!

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Ranger Journal: https://amzn.to/2A0ZjQ6
Dylusions Paint https://amzn.to/2IMwQR1
Zipper https://amzn.to/2E9miwt
Finnabair Mechanicals Butterflies https://amzn.to/2Eafuim
Finnabair Stencil https://amzn.to/2C3ZoUS
Finnabair stamp and stencil set https://amzn.to/2QEgvR3
Ranger Archival Ink https://amzn.to/2yaQv93
Finnabair modeling paste https://amzn.to/2ypTpGw
Finnabair Wax https://amzn.to/2C48jWi
pack of black buttons https://amzn.to/2y9MCBt

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