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A Controversial Art Journaling Decision thumbnail

https://youtu.be/2xk1SBP61X8 It evokes a strong reaction for some, the controversial thing I’m doing in this video. When I started art journaling, I was scared to cover up layers. OOPS, guess I just spoiled where I come down on this controversy now. Along with this “controversial” move, I’ll be using a gel plate for speedy stenciling [...]

Trying Something Different thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Q16Z4yDuTdk Why or how do I use a gel plate to put brushstrokes on this art journal page? What do I do when I make a stenciling O.O.P.S.? And why did I start the page with dark for me colors? All that and more is in the video for you as I try something a [...]

Pathways StencilClub Collection thumbnail

https://youtu.be/JyvkeJcS360 The Pathways collection for this month’s StencilClub set was inspired by various sidewalks, walkways, and promenades that hold a special meaning for me. Even though many feet walk over the same ground, our journeys are unique. We each have our own path. I’m honored to be the June 2023 StencilClub designer for StencilGirl Products. [...]

The Silly Thing That Drove These Art Journaling Decisions thumbnail

https://youtu.be/ciCvow-SD6o When you’re creating, you have choices. The criteria you use to make those choices plays a big role in what you create. This could be a deeply philosophical topic, but it’s not here. What drove my choices in this art journal was how to avoid cleaning. As much as I avoiding any unnecessary cleaning, [...]

Getting More from Your Stencils thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Z89cl38OaIs When you use a stencil you have options. You can use the entire stencil or just part of it. In the video, you’ll see how I take the Wrought Iron stencils I created for StencilGirl and build up layers using just pieces and parts of the designs. Having this option means you can get [...]

Colorful Conversations in my Art Journal thumbnail

https://youtu.be/zL8inH5iDRc This is a quick and easy way to create the layered look of stacked speech bubbles. The trick is the first layer, and after that, it’s just filling in the space! The stencil I’m using is Speech Bubbles that I designed for StencilGirl Products, and yup, you get the masks (the cutout areas of [...]

New Stencils! Random Thoughts Collection thumbnail

https://youtu.be/CfEbhFGfC4U Words are so versatile. That’s why they always seem to end up in whatever I’m creating. They can be a source of inspiration, a design element and add meaning. My latest word collection at StencilGirlProducts.com includes random phrases, sayings, sentences, and miscellaneous words. So I bet you can guess why this is called the [...]

Wanderlust 2022 Registration Now Open thumbnail

I’m honored to be a guest host for Wanderlust 2022! What’s Wanderlust 2022? It’s a full year of mixed media art journaling. How does it work? You get a new video each week so 50+ videos, there are 28 teachers, downloadable videos, printable handouts, 18 bonuses for right now, but more importantly, a full year [...]

Playful Art Journaling Workshop thumbnail

https://youtu.be/oELVO-rotj0 Do you wonder if you’re doing it right? What if you could know for absolute certain, incontrovertibly, completely and utterly, and without a shadow of a doubt, that anything, and I mean ANYTHING that you make, will be ok? When you’re playing, you can know that. How? Because play connects you to the real [...]

Unplanned Choices in My Art Journal thumbnail

https://youtu.be/D5SVYq38I-Q A highly efficient stenciling technique was used to start this art journal page. That’s code for an easy (or one could even say lazy) way to do it. What is the this easy way? Using a Gel Press plate. Since I was very heavy handed with the paint on the Art Nouveau stencil, that [...]