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One Way I Use the Colorful Papers I Create

I made a messy paper with stencils then used them with a die cut to make a butterfly art journal page!

I love creating big pieces of color and play. It’s my happy time when I am just letting the pattern and color build up. But what do I do with all those papers? One thing I do is die cut them.

Here’s the paper I made with paints and spray inks and my Connected Eyes Layer Me stencil and Pebbles Layer Me stencil. There was no rhyme or reason here, just art play.

I made a messy paper with stencils then used them with a die cut to make a butterfly art journal page!

The colors fit just perfectly with a messy art journal page I started while using rubber stamps with the Gelli Plate® and also cleaning off my brayer.

I made a messy paper with stencils then used them with a die cut to make a butterfly art journal page!

Here’s where the art play paper comes into it…I die cut a couple of sizes of butterflies and glued them down with gel medium. Those solid areas of color were just what the busy butterflies needed.

I made a messy paper with stencils then used them with a die cut to make a butterfly art journal page!

It’s not like there was enough color for me so I added yellow here and there.

I made a messy paper with stencils then used them with a die cut to make a butterfly art journal page!

The last little touch for me is the scribble writing where I capture whatever is running through my head at the time.

I made a messy paper with stencils then used them with a die cut to make a butterfly art journal page!

Colorful die cuts work well on cards, in scrapbook pages, art journals, on ATC’s, on art retreat trades, in paper jewelry…the list is endless because they work any where you would use a die cut!

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  • stephen November 19, 2015, 10:34 am

    Wonderfull art as always. Great ideas

  • Jean Marmo November 19, 2015, 12:47 pm

    I just cannot do color like you do!

  • Allison CB November 19, 2015, 2:44 pm

    Awesome papers – great work!

  • Corrine November 21, 2015, 5:05 pm

    Nice to see all that white space there, you are shifting. Love all the pattern too. My kind of pages. xox