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.
In addition to the oil pastels I used some spray inks, stamps, stickers, and quotes to finish out the 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.
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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“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.
In order to create some dimension and detail I added stars with a stencil and modeling paste before painting with acrylic paint.
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.
For the final finishing touch I added rhinestones and blue pearls for additional dimension and interest.
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.
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.
I added the girl and some strips of music. Then I used gelatos to add some color and dimension to the page.
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.
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.
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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