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Fragile Art Journaling with Leftover Moving Stickers

Things don’t always, or often, go as planned. This art journal page went from loved to not loved and back to loved in the end. Fitting for a heart! What inspired this play was the roll of leftover fragile stickers from our move. FYI, when a roll has a 1000 stickers on it, it’s a lot of stickers.

The plan was to use a heart made from the background of fragile stickers. But as soon as I cut the heart out, I wanted to use the paper from around the heart far more than the heart.

Does that mean the cut out heart is wasted? Not at all! It goes into the stash of stuff to be used in the future.

For some reason, hearts were on my mind was I was adding scribble journaling. What was I writing about? The fragility, the vulnerability and the resilience of the heart and how much it can handle.

The space around the fragile stickers needed something more and stencils make it easy to go around irregular shapes. You can see through the stencil and selectively add the pattern. Using my Circles Layer Me stencil from StencilGirl the space around the stickers was filled.

Ever add something to your art journal and just not like it? That’s what happened here when the black was added around the heart with a Sharpie. Then with paint. It wasn’t until the white lines were added that I fell back in love with it.

There are still plenty of those stickers left so I’ll be making more hearts and finding more ways to use them. I know, I could get rid of them but they are stickers and I just can’t get rid of a sticker! And this is how I get drawer fulls of treasure, or what others call trash.

Wondering what else I’ll do with these stickers? Me too- and when my muse shares it with me, I’ll share it with you! Get signed up for my newsletter so you don’t miss any of the play!


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  • Shelly SchmidtFebruary 12, 2021, 5:15 pm

    Very fun page and love the use of the stickers : )

  • Raeanna BiddleFebruary 12, 2021, 5:39 pm

    Fun. I am not sure what I’d do with this info, but it was fun to watch your progression from scarp to something you liked.

  • DPukFebruary 12, 2021, 6:35 pm

    Who would have ever thought to use up the tape this way. Even a box covered in this leftover tape and then play from there. Fun!

  • Bernadette JosephineFebruary 13, 2021, 2:29 am

    Really enjoyed and great way to start the day…