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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 [...]

This is where it started thumbnail

This is where the play began. A random hodge podge of a mess. But this isn’t where it ended! Here’s a peek at the art journal page in progress. See what the layers turned into over on my guest post at StencilGirl Talk!

Making Your Own Lined Journaling Paper thumbnail

https://youtu.be/vLOR2xbH_3g You can use household items to make tools for your Gel Press plate. Today, I’m using toothpicks to solve a problem. I love writing on colorful papers, but I need lines on there if I have any hope of keeping the writing close to straight. So a few toothpicks and cardboard but along with [...]

Tossed Confetti Art Journaling thumbnail

https://youtu.be/GQdbQYN_XBU Scooping up and tossing this pile of leftover bits from a gel print project entertained me for longer than I want to admit. And it inspired a bit of play in my art journal! I’m not a patient person, so check out how I got these all glued down the easy way. This could [...]

Fragile Art Journaling with Leftover Moving Stickers thumbnail

https://youtu.be/h7YwSZADBuo 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 [...]

Ink and Stencils thumbnail

https://youtu.be/4NHNiAJDzEA Ink and stencils can play together to create very loose, one of a kind images. As I gave this technique a try, I turned on the video camera so you could join me to see what happens as I play with both acrylic ink and spray inks. You’ll see something I didn’t like about [...]

Stenciled Nonsense & Altered Book Journaling thumbnail

https://youtu.be/Jv_hNDqisUQ You’ll see my pen struggles, my OOPS stenciling, and a surprising message that came about on the page as I add more layers to an altered book journal. And you’ll see the cost of my impatience, that I don’t mind one bit. The stenciling began by going up and down, the best way to [...]

Having Faith through the Ugly Layers & OOPSies thumbnail

https://youtu.be/ZRyWzh15srU There was a plan in my head when this began and it didn’t take long before the plan was abandoned. Generally, when things don’t go as planned, they turn out way better than I was expecting but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t have some rough moments along the way. Those rough and ugly moments [...]

Wanderlust Early Bird Happening Now! thumbnail

https://youtu.be/YNi2DniaPW4 I’m so excited I’m tongue tied! Wanderlust 2021 early bird is happening now! It’s 44% off AND there are some amazing bonuses including Braving the Blank Page! Wanderlust is a year of mixed media inspiration from 26+ instructors all for less than $2 a week! What’s included in Wanderlust 2021, a year long online [...]

Gel Printing and Harrison Ford thumbnail

https://youtu.be/0nsaIDRTPwY Small-shaped Gel Press plates are a great way to explore and experiment with pattern. The shape used here is from the Faith Impressions set. Just to be clear, Harrison Ford isn’t gel printing but he ever wants to I will make that happen! He was the inspiration behind why I chose this fun shape [...]