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Making Tissue Paper Words & The Shoulds thumbnail

https://youtu.be/BBVg92dSuuM When I have an art journal page that just isn’t working, even after multiple attempts, I just cover most of it up. In this case, with black paint. But what to do next with the page? That’s where tissue paper came in handy. I stenciled words onto tissue paper using my Verbage stencil. Then [...]

Barbed Wire & Butterflies, a Stenciling Tutorial thumbnail

https://youtu.be/1g6L6iWT8sA This was a peanut butter in my chocolate situation. These two stencils were out on my table when I realized they’d work exceptionally well together. Even though I had a direction I was going, there were challenges. And all of them had to do with my impatience while art journaling. What’s the best paint [...]

Ugly Can Be a Good Thing! thumbnail

https://youtu.be/o_UCm6Vz_GU How could ugly ever be a good thing? Because playing on top of something that’s ugly is a very freeing way to have fun while enjoying your art supplies. You’ve probably got a few art supplies, so why not get them out for a bit of play! You have total freedom to use anything [...]

What Friends Do thumbnail

True friends don’t cough on each other. And they wash their hands at every turn (but that I had hard time figuring out how to paint birds washing hands). I don’t know what will be coming in the next day, week, or month, but whatever comes, our art supplies can help us get through it. [...]

Tips for Repeating a Stenciled Pattern thumbnail

https://youtu.be/F1mmsLKE6WQ You can cover any size area with a repeating pattern no matter the size of the stencil. But beware, you might create a background you love so much you don’t want to cover it up. At the end I’m sharing how I handle that challenge! Start with anything. Any background you’ve got. Here I [...]

Adding Layers of Stenciling thumbnail

https://youtu.be/CDcmUsBFIlw Stencils are a great way to add layers to your art journal, or any kind of art play. One of the reasons they are so great is because of the freedom you have to use all of it or only parts of it. And they’re very helpful when things don’t go as planned! When [...]

The Silliest Thing Got Me to Like My Art Journal Page thumbnail

https://youtu.be/BJPPoDLhW5o Ever make an art journal page where you don’t like it no matter how many layers you add? Nothing seemed to work and it had a lot to do with the serious mood I was in (and it was for no particular reason). Thankfully, something unexpected snapped me out of this headspace and suddenly [...]

An Adventure of an Art Journal Page thumbnail

This art journal page was quite an adventure and along the way there were two things that became very clear. One was I should never ever under any circumstance be a cosmetic surgeon. And two, weird stories can show up in your art journal. Grab a drink and join me for a silly little adventure! [...]

Want to help me decide? thumbnail

I could really use your help deciding what I should include in upcoming YouTube and workshop videos about art journaling.  Along with my gratitude for taking just a few moments to help, you’ll also get this exclusive downloadable video! By answering just 3 quick questions you will help guide and steer what I’m creating so [...]

Art Journaling & The Silly Conversation in my Head thumbnail

A silly conversation happened while playing in my art journal. It wasn’t about how I decide when to stop adding layers or the fancy close the page technique- although both of these are in the video. It had to do with how I started painting the buildings on the page and why that triggered that [...]