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Paris Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

Sometime things just get lost. That is exactly what happened to my journal that I created for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. Mine was lost in the mail! All that hard work gone. But we are only half way though so I created a new one and I am sending it on to the girl that did not get it. 

 

If you are not up to speed with the Sisterhood here is a link to my very first post about it.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal

Paris art journal page
Paris is always a good idea.

I have been loving the journaling and the themes that everyone is coming up with. This whole journey has been amazing! And I will admit that I even liked creating a new travel theme page, lol. 

And getting out my watercolors was so much fun and refreshing. I need to grab them more often. 

paris art journal
Paris Art journal page

So is this journal swapping something you might do you with your friends? You can even do a version with quilts or crochet. The ideas are endless. 

Designs by Rachel Beth Watercolors https://www.etsy.com/shop/DesignsbyRachelBeth

Affiliate links:
Dylusions journal bundle- https://amzn.to/2AXUwix
Prima Marketing watercolors Pastel Dreams https://amzn.to/2RZAJsS
White gel pen https://amzn.to/2S3gvOO

Mixed Media Photo Shadow Box

Hello Everyone!

I have always love these pictures of my Grandmother and Great Aunt. They both look so beautiful, so I wanted to honor them with this mixed media shadow box.

I found these really great square trays in my stash and I thought they would be perfect as a shadow box. 

Mixed Media Shadow Box
Mixed Media Shadow Box

I actually created 2 shadow boxes. One was my sample and practice box and the 2nd one was the one I actually filmed. I love both and I think they will look great on my mantle.

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Mixed Media Shadow Box

By adding contrasting elements like metal and wood you create a really interesting design. I like the worm metals with the black and white photo, the contrast is interesting to look at. 

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Projects like this are a great way to use up all the little bits and bobs that are in your stash, lol. These would be great gifts or perfect to keep for yourself, lol. 

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Mixed Media Shadow Box

Such a fun project! Do you have any old photos to use in a shadow box? Or have you used any old photos in a project?

Affiliate links
Wooden trays- https://amzn.to/2DgBIwF
Folk art metallic paint- https://amzn.to/2VYVZ0S
Finnabair brushes https://amzn.to/2T1PnwP
Wood letters- https://amzn.to/2FyFJ1I
Finnabair mechanical butterflies https://amzn.to/2MnwLoR
Finnabair vintage sik wax https://amzn.to/2FxlwJF
tim Holtz Found relative (in case you don’t have your own pics) https://amzn.to/2MiQmGv

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Elephant Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

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. 

Affiliate links to items used or similar
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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Resin Frame and Flowers Mixed Media

Hello Everyone!

Today I have my first project of 2019! and it is a low buy project. So far I am off to a good start, lol (I am starting strong, let’s keep it up).

For this project I had all of the elements and flowers in my stash. It was fun to find so things I forgot I had to actually us them.

I started with a resin frame that I had in my stash. I bought it on impulse from a creative reuse center and didn’t know what I was going to do with it. So it was stored away. Until I decided to do my low buy. So I went digging for something new to play with, and I found this frame. 

frame and flowers
Frames and flowers

I thought the frame looked like a fancy window so I stenciled a swing and created a little scene with flowers and sprays and just about any other mixed media element I could find. 

frames and flowers
Frames and flowers

I loved adding all the flowers, I just kept piling on until I thought the canvas would break, lol. For this project I thought “the more the merrier” and kept on adding. I love how it all turned out and the splashes I added at the end was the perfect way to finish the piece. 

I am looking forward to the new projects I can create using what I own. I am sure there are some hidden jems in my art studio waiting to be found.

Affiliate links to products used or similar ones:
5×7 canvas boards https://amzn.to/2VD6Tt2
prima Marketing resin frames- https://amzn.to/2VD6WoI
Swing Stencil https://amzn.to/2VEZWaR
Matte medium- https://amzn.to/2sj47M1
Folk art metallic- https://amzn.to/2sh8t6I
Lindy’s Spray Time Travel teal https://amzn.to/2AvblBl
Distress Ink Weathered Wood https://amzn.to/2SHhCRl
prima Marketing Flowers https://amzn.to/2RA8l0e
Clear rhinestone stickers https://amzn.to/2RBuRFV

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Craft Room Organization and Low Buy Challenge

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to show off my clean and organized craft room/ art studio. I went through a major purge with the help of a professional organizer- Morgan. (not a sponsored video)
I love how this turned into a functional space that works for me and my needs.

Here is her contact information:
https://www.morganizewithme.com/

I have to say, I am a little embarrassed at how bad my room actually was. I had over 20 years of craft and art supplies that I needed to organize and purge! I my opinion I needed some help to keep me focused and on task. I am sure I could have done this one my own, but sometimes it is better to get outside help.

Once I buckled down, with Morgan’s help, I got it all under control. And now that it is done, I feel so good and much more creative.

Before and after

I am also doing a low buy this year. What that means to me is that I am not planning on purchasing anything new that I don’t need. This does not include staples like gel mediums and glues and things of that nature. Once a quarter I will head to the store with my list and see if there is anything I need, lol. I am trying to use up what I have and be creative with my own supplies.

I anyone interested in joining me in my low buy challenge?

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Winter Theme Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

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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Paint Piping- Christmas Tree

Hello Everyone!

I am so excited to show you this new technique that I learned! I have seen paint piping online and I knew I had to try it. 

 

I loved seeing the texture and interest that the paint piping creates. 

painted tree
Paint piped Mixed Media Christmas Tree

Of course I had to add glitter! I think that added interest and details that the tree needed. I added the glitter and rhinestones while the paint was wet so it all stuck together. 

To finish the tree I added some poinsettias and other details to the base of the tree. 

piped christmas tree
Up close paint piped Christmas Tree

Now it is ready to put on display and enjoy for years to come. 

I really enjoyed this technique and I am looking forward to exploring it more in the upcoming year!

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Christmas Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

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

Hello Everyone!

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 Fabric Mixed Media Mask

Hello Everyone!

My local art museum has an annual charity auction and this year I got to participate! The auction is actually in April, but I had to turn my mask in earlier than that, lol.

I really love the challenge of working on a mask, rather than a flat canvas. It was fun to see if my technique for creating landscapes could be translated to a mask, and I think it was a success!

sunrise mask

I used a photo that I took of a sunrise over my local city as a reference photo. Here the photo I took, it is a few years old but I really love it and I thought it would be perfect for this project

Linda Sampson Sunrise photo

The colors really spoke to me and I want to recreate it.

sunrise mask

I found that the biggest challenge was to make sure everything stayed adhered to the mask while it dried. Since it is not a flat surface things had a tendency to slide, lol. But I was patient and everything worked out in the end.

 

sunrise mask

This project has encouraged me to look at other object to apply fabric to. Nothing is safe from my fabric, lol

 

 

Affiliate Links

  • Finnabair Red paint- https://amzn.to/2Po7omm
  • Finnabair Brushes- https://amzn.to/2UlwBlj
  • Finnabair Dabbing Brushes- https://amzn.to/2SuWWLS
  • Finnabair Wax-https://amzn.to/2SzgiQ9
  • Fabric Jelly Roll (similar)- https://amzn.to/2KZTG8W
  • Liquietex Gloss gel- https://amzn.to/2Efu9rR
  • Liquitex Heavy gel- https://amzn.to/2EkUTai
  • Liquitex Super Heavy gel- https://amzn.to/2SwHC1n
  • Black gesso- https://amzn.to/2SB1HDX
  • Wood trees- https://amzn.to/2PiL0el
  • Cork Shapes- https://amzn.to/2PnYqFY
  • metal flowers (similar)- https://amzn.to/2Upd3wa

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