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Art Journal Tour

Hello Everyone!

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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Craft Room Organization and Low Buy Challenge

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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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Fun Art Journal Page with an Ostrich in a Suit!

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I am still on an art journal kick, lol. I love that I can finish a page relativity quickly and I can practice new techniques and try out new mediums.  This page was especially fun! I found this old pic of a woman and an ostrich in a suit. I laughed when I saw it. I am not exactly sure what is going on but I knew I had to make a page around this pic.

I got this picture in a pack of papers and random items from Who Gives a Scrap. There was a ton of really cool items in the pack, including this picture. The woman does not look too happy, but the ostrich looks happy enough. I just love it, lol. I figured it might be in Paris, so that is why I added some French elements.

 

ostrich art journal page

I wanted to keep the journal a bit more neutral than I usually do, lol. So I kept with brown and teal and some neutrals. I also like to play with different textures, so I added paper, washi tape, metal, some cork, and a lacy stencil. All the various textures go together to make a fun, interesting page.

ostrich art journal page

And on this page I used Lindy’s Sprays. This is a relatively new product to me, and I am in love. The sprays are perfect for adding the right amount to color and there are a ton of ways to add the color. I love exploring new mediums and adding new elements to my art.

ostrich art journal page

Now I am excited to rummage through the rest of the papers and elements i picked up to see what other goodies are there!

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Ancestor Tribute Art Journal Page

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Recently I created another art journal page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal! (This is the traveling art journal that I am a part of) If you have missed the explanation of the art journal  series you can see that post here- Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal.

The theme of this journal is cemeteries. This is a new theme for me, and I love expanding my creativity and seeing what I can do with a new theme. Rather than do a cemetery as a place I decided to a ancestor tribute art journal page to my Great Aunt Naomi who passed away in March. This seemed like the most appropriate way for me to express a cemetery.


For this journal page I wanted to be a little more subtle that I usually am. I know, big shock right, lol. I usually put everything including the kitchen sink on my journal pages, but this time I wanted to do a less is more theme.

ancestor art journal

I used her high school graduation picture and used that as my focal point (don’t use originals, this is just a print from Wal Mart). Once I knew my focal point the rest was easy to build upon.

I used lace, washi tape, Tim Holtz stickers and quotes, ripped book pages, Prima Marketing oil pastels, and Lindy’s Sprays.

ancestor art journal

I loved challenging myself by creating a simpler page. I love how it turned out and I think this is a perfect tribute to one of my favorite people on the planet.

ancestor art journal

This page has inspired me to create some additional pages that are in the simpler side, pages that showcase a photo and use a small amount of products rather than create a page that uses everything in my stash, lol. I am looking forward to the next page I create.

What do you do to get out of your comfort zone when creating?

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