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Mountain Art Journal Page

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Today I have another page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. The theme was a favorite word or quote. I really loved this theme, it was fun to look at different quotes and see what I want to represent in an art journal page

The quote I chose was “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan

This means a lot me because I love to go on adventures and to discover new things. 

I had so much fun playing with my Dylusions paint creating this night sky background and mountain range. 

Mountain Mixed Media

Mountain Mixed Media

I added some washi tape and rhinestones, and a beautiful stencil in the sky to finish out my scene. 

Mountain Mixed Media
Mountain Mixed Media

What is your favorite word or quote that you have journaled or would like to journal?

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Art Journal Tour

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I have this art journal that is getting a little big to work in, lol. It very puffy and unwieldy, so I decided that I am done creating in it. So I filmed an art journal tour so you can see all the pages I created in my journal

Some of the pages I did video tutorials and some of the pages I did not. It was fun to create and explore in this journal, and it was fun to look back at my growth. 

Elephant art journal page
Elephant Art journal page

I explored so many different techniques and styles, this was my safe space. A journal where I could explore and create without always worrying if it was “right” or not. 

Winter page
Winter art journal page

I did have some extra blank pages at the end of the journal, so I removed them to use them later. I really like this journal (it is a Ranger journal) the paper held up to all the different mediums I used. I love the larger size, I will be repurchasing this same journal to continue my journey. 

butterfly art journal page
New beginnings art journal page

I am excited to keep creating and to finish more journals. 

Have you completed a journal and what is your favorite one to work in?


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Beautiful Stranger Collage

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Today I have another collage, this one is titled Beautiful Stranger.

I started with using one of the pages I created for the video how to start a blank journal page. The teal greens and texture just spoke to me and I was inspired to create with it. 

Beautiful Stranger Collage
Beautiful Stranger Collage

The girl is from an old pattern and the balloon behind her is from an old magazine. I found the text in magazines as well. 

Beautiful Stranger Collage
Beautiful Stranger Collage

To finish off the collage I used Gelatos to highlight areas and then I outlined parts with a brush pen. For the last step I took a bottle cap and stamped circles all over using acrylic paint. 

I love having are ready created backgrounds in my stash, it helps with the creative process and keeps me inspired. 

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Mixed Media Collage Art #1

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I have really been getting into collages. It is a fun way to explore my creative process and really stretch me creatively.

I started with a canvas board and added acrylic paint and stencils and stamps and splatters to add detail and dimension to the background.

Collage art
Collage Art- Man in Saturn

Once I was happy with the background I added the collage pieces on top. I like to find images in magazines and catalogs. You never know what can be combined to create an art piece.

Collage art
Collage Art- Man in Saturn

To finish the piece I added details with paint pens. I think that added he detail that the piece was missing. 

This was a lot of fun and I will continue to explore my collage capabilities this year. 

Where do you fine images to use in your collages?

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Mixed Media Photo Shadow Box

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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?

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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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