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Art Journaling

I Saved the Life of a Pen

Washi tape art journaling and I even managed to save the life of a pen!

I am sharing all the heroic details of how I saved the life of a pen in my guest post at CreateMixedMedia.com  Okay...it wasn't heroic at all.  But I did prevent a pen from being ruined.  Video waiting over there for you too! Check it out!

I just couldn’t help but paint my picnic table with paint and stencils

Art journaling doesn't have to just happen in an art journal.  It can happen on say...a picnic table.  It's the same type of play, just on a bigger scale and I still consider it art journaling. It all started with the yellow picnic table.  Notice the spray paint over spray on there?  That was an [...]

Decided to play around on a scrap of cardboard with Seth Apter’s newest stencil

Words inspire me so you bet I was excited to play with Seth Apter's new stencil, Explore. It's loaded with words and lots of texture too.  For today's play, I'm using fancy fancy things...like cardboard from a box, a cosmetic sponge, and old scrapbooking paper. This is just one of many stops in a blog hop celebrating Seth's [...]

Couldn’t get sharks off the brain so they ended up in my art journal!  Captured it all on video too! Inspired by Discovery Channel’s Shark Week

What's swimming around in my head?  Sharks thanks to Discovery Channel's recent Shark Week.  Brought back all sorts of nostalgia for me since I remember when it all began.  Yes, I'm that old. I am amazed by these creatures...but it's not like I want to swim with them in the open seas.  I am a big [...]

I started  with a Gelli print® and then built up layers of stencils and simple doodling to create a mixed media paper

Ever have a Gelli print® that leaves you feeling blah?  The kind that are fine or okay...that is such a so-so place to be. I don't like so-so.  So what do I do? I say O.O.P.S. This Outstanding Opportunity Presenting Suddenly was loaded with opportunity.  If I didn't care about it, I was free to just play with [...]

Creating Stenciled Papers

I’ve created a video showing how I used Gelli® printing as a starting point to create stenciled papers

What can you do with the papers you make Gelli® printing?  You can build on the colors and lines already there with a stencil to create your own custom artful patterned papers.  Something strange has been happening to me...I have been having fun with subtle coloring. Not sure what is happening, but when the muse [...]

Minions and a Paintbrush

Couldn’t resist painting the Minions Amazon box!

Everything is paintable in my world, including fun Amazon boxes with Minions on them!  After watching the Minion movie trailer, I am just positive Stuart would approve of me painting him and the box...right Stuart... There are all sorts of these boxes from Amazon, with each a character and one with all 3, that I [...]

The secret of a mystery was revealed to me by my muse while I was art journaling.  Or perhaps she was having fun reminding of something I need to be reminded of every now and then.  Let's just say the secret isn't rocket science...  In this video, you'll see how I deal with not being able [...]

I’m following my impulses when I saw some dots on my paper – check out the video!

  The impulse to play struck me so I decided to follow it instead of running errands. This is way more fun than dropping off the dry cleaning!  Just a few minutes with some Dylusions paints and I was lost in play.  Enjoy a chuckle while you watch the video...it felt like I solved a Rubix cube when [...]

USArtQuest Mixed Media Play

It's no secret I love to play with art supplies so I was jumping for joy when I was invited to play with goodies from USArtQuest and Susan Pickering Rothamel and StencilGirl stencils!  It's mixed media big time...I'm mixing together all different supplies in this one art journal page! I'm a huge fan of Susan [...]