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!
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Christmas is fast approaching and now is the perfect time to make some new Christmas decor!
I found this chipboard tree at my local creative reuse center and I knew it would be perfect for a fabric mixed media project. It is a Paper Studio brand, I think you can find similar items at your local craft stores.
The first layer is paint. I wanted to make sure the tree was green just in case the fabric didn’t cover it all. Then I added the fabric layer. This added a lot of texture and interest.
Once the fabric was dry it was time to start painting. I have found that these fabric mixed media projects work best if you let the fabric dry overnight rather than using a heat tool.
Once the fabric is dry it is time to add paint. I dry brushed on a few of the Finnabair Metallique and Sparks paint. Then I added the decorations. I used items I found at the Dollar Store and adhered them with hot glue.
Once that was all dry I flicked paint on with a toothbrush. I love how it turned out! This was a lot of fun to create and it will look great in my home. What decor projects are you working on?
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It is no secret how much I love Disney and visiting Disney World is one of my favorite things to do! When I began my journey into fabric mixed media I just knew that I would need to create some canvases that paid homage to Disney World.
So I created these 4 canvases celebrating each of the 4 parks at WDW.
The first is a pretty pink castle, this is for the Magic Kingdom. It is hard to tell in the photo but there is a lot of glitter and shine on the canvas, especially on the white background.
Then there is EPCOT with an image of Spaceship Earth. This is one of my favorite rides, probably because it is slow and relaxing with lots of air conditioning, lol. Perfect break in the middle of a hot day in Florida, lol
Then we have MGM, no I am sorry Hollywood Studios, lol. I think I will always call it MGM. And I loved the giant sorcerer’s hat that was in the middle of the park for the longest time. I know they removed the hat, but I loved it so much and that reminds me the most of the park, so I thought I would use the hat to depict MGM.
Last but not least is the Animal Kingdom. I love going to this newer park and I have to say the new Avatar section is amazing!
Overall these were so much fun to create and reminisce about going to Disney and I am eager to start my next canvas!
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I know it seems early, but Christmas is right around the corner. I created these ornaments using goodies from the Dollar Tree.
FYI: I was compensated for this post. This post also contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
This was such a fun project to complete. I had a lot of ornaments and Dollar Tree goodies in my stash for this project, but they have a lot of the same ornaments year after year, along with some new ones.
I love how glittery the Dollar Tree Christmas items are, they make the perfect decorations.
For this project grab a tiny canvas and paint it in any color you want, I used a silver and a gold. (if you don’t have a canvas a piece of study cardboard or foam board will work)
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. )
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.
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?
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
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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?
I have really been enjoying watercolors! This art journal was an experiment with a green galaxy rather than a pink or blue one. I really like the way it turned out!
Watercoloring is so freeing and expressive! I love that you can do so much with a watercolor and you can create some really cool textures and images with watercolors.
For this galaxy I wanted to use some yellows and greens and dark grays to create this galaxy. That bright yellow in the center is so fun and exactly what I was going for
I don’t have the skills to paint a whale, lol so I used this really cute whale I had in my stash, just the perfect touch for the journal page. I used a stencil from the Dollar Tree to create a mandala effect and i think it ties it all together
The last piece to the journal page was for me to add a quote. My handwriting is not the best, lol, but I really thought this quote was perfect for the page.
I really love how this all came together! Art journaling is becoming one of my favorite activities, I love that is is the perfect place to play and experiment with new techniques and ideas!
Are you ready for another Fabric Canvas? I am still loving the fabric and the process of creating a canvas with fabric.
This scene was inspired by our recent vacation to Ft Lauderdale. We saw a lot of boats on the water and they looked so peaceful and wonderful that I knew I had to create one on a canvas with fabric.
I did use a smaller canvas than normal, but I really liked how it turned out. And I used a variety of blues for the water and sky. I wanted to create depths and dimension with just one color. There are so many blues out there it was fun to pick and choose which one to use to get the look I was going for.
I used a heavy body paint from Finnabair to paint the boat, and that added additional texture and dimension to the boat. I really enjoyed that paint and I am looking forward to using it even more.
The last details were painted on to the sky and water with regular acrylic paint and that is what the painting needed. I didn’t add any metalic paints or sparks or glitter to this canvas. I kept it all matte and I think that was the right choice for this piece of art.
This was such a fun piece to create and it was a great way to commemorate a wonderful vacation.