Adding a little humor or whimsical feature to an art journal page makes you smile. These little men are from Carabelle. The background was made with crushed tissue paper glued to the page and then painted. When dry, take a stamp pad and gently rub across the top of the ridges. This creates the blackened areas of texture. Of course this is done prior to pasting on the stamped figures.
Doing an online course with Kate Crane for art journal pages. Wonderful. I love her bright color choices and free flowing designs. You can find her courses on Etsy: thekathrynwheel. .
This was the result I produced after watching her videos.
Art journalling every day gives one a calm and feeling of satisfaction. It’s an alternative to meditation, I feel. If you have no ideas just pick up one of the dies or other items you purchased a while back and use that as your prompt.
Craft tools such as brushes, stencils, acrylic blocks often get really dirty. Besides all the products on the market I have found that the most amazing product to use is Mr Clean sponges. I am not selling the products nor have any connection to the company, but I have found these sponges amazing in removing the most stubborn of paint and ink stains. I highly recommend them.
If you have particular allergies to that product then obviously don’t use them. However, if you keep them in your home and use them for other cleaning, do try.
I love this theme for creative work. Using stencils and Dylusions paints to create these pages, the vibrant colors show off the designs.
Anna Griffin diecuts are amazing. The dies cut perfectly and easily. These cards were made using her tea party dies and border dies. Gorgeous
Using the Anna Griffin house card diecuts, I created this Halloween haunted house with oranges, reds and black cardstock. This comes out really well and can be given as a gift or put in the window of your home for Halloween visitors.
This was made with the Anna Griffin Halloween house die set. Absolutely lovely and easy to use. Of course many different houses can be made and the card given for all reasons.
Starting this new art journal in a Jane Davenport Canvas Book. This page was based on gesso, Tim Holtz tissue paper, Distress inks. I used Stampendous flower stamps for the flowers and fussy cut them. I added color with Stabilo sticks.
I composed this page over another that I didn’t like. I really like the bright result here. I used acrylic paint, cut outs from Stampendous flower stamps and Stabilo pencils and Faber Pitt pens for color.
These cards were made to add to the collection I make for the organization who send them to the elderly. This time I made tags with cat punched collages. I enjoyed making these tags with decoration on one side and greeting on the other. The recipient can hang the tag instead of just putting a card on a table b
Based on Dylusions paints, I laid fussy cut pieces of Paper Artsy quirky flowers. I stamped on the page first, then restamped and fussy cut the pieces. Used Faber Castell Big brush markers to color.
I amdesigning a collection of cards for the Hospitalized Kids program. The die cut is Crafters Companion. I used a design background for the unicorn which is made of silver patterned cardstock.
Getting back into my cardmaking, I created these owl cards and bird paper cardstock for the other two. Three of these are for organizations that send cards to the elderly or Hospitalized kids.
I created this collage page with Jane Davenport tissue paper. As it formed a dreamlike picture, I have called the page “in Dreams”
Sewing, machine embroidery, paper-craft, and stamping are my hobbies. At the moment die-cutting paper craft is my favorite, and I am sharing my projects with you on this website.