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Video of my mixed media play in my art journal

It’s no secret I love to play with art supplies so I was jumping for joy when I was invited to play with goodies from USArtQuest and Susan Pickering Rothamel and StencilGirl stencils! It’s mixed media big time…I’m mixing together all different supplies in this one art journal page!

I’m a huge fan of Susan ever since being enthralled in her demoing at Stampaway over the years. I’m teaching again this year at Stampaway and my fingers are crossed that she’ll be there demoing again so I can watch her magic in person!

In the video, I create this art journal page from start to finish but at the very end I do something that shows my age!

Watch Mixed Media Art Journal Play on YouTube.

Here’s a close up shot of the Prills…love the organic feel to these little circles of fun!

Video of my mixed media play in my art journal

USArtQuest and StencilGirl Fun!

Want to see more ways to use USArtQuest? Check out Mary C. Nasser’s blog today and find out how this fun began at Artiscape with Susan Pickering Rothamel over at StencilGirl Talk!

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Video of my mixed media play in my art journal
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  • Tasha FJune 15, 2015, 6:40 am

    I love everything about this play page! Those Prills are kind of cool. I don’t think I heard an oops in there either… šŸ™ . I like seeing how you over come your oopses šŸ™‚

  • CorrineJune 15, 2015, 10:20 am

    Juicy and joyful play I’d say. xox

  • Elizabeth KaplanJune 15, 2015, 11:30 am

    I have a bottle of PPA that I’m hoarding because I bought it for $9 at LEAST 20 years ago.

    Maybe it’s time to use it? Thanks for the push. =)

  • Denise SpillaneJune 15, 2015, 3:18 pm

    Love how playful this is. I have to investigate all these things. I love the ppa, been using it for years, great bond. I am looking forward to this hop!

  • Jean MarmoJune 15, 2015, 3:21 pm

    Love the colors and those Prills!

  • stephanieJune 15, 2015, 3:55 pm

    And here I thought meeting me was the high point of Artiscape (insert giggle and wink here)

  • Gwen LJune 15, 2015, 4:57 pm

    Love your page! And I love the Prills on your page – they’re so fun! This all came together to be so bright and happy šŸ˜€

  • Maria McGuireJune 15, 2015, 8:59 pm

    Great ideas with the products. Love all the texture on the page šŸ™‚

  • Rebecca BuchananJune 16, 2015, 6:27 pm

    Wow Carolyn. I think this is going to be one of my favorites of yours (at least until the next ‘favorite’ comes along!) : ) Thanks for teaching me about PPA–my first introduction to it.

  • Colleen MelodyJune 19, 2015, 6:14 am

    I so love your approach to colour and I like how you incorporated the prills into your journal page!

  • WandaJune 19, 2015, 7:16 am

    Hi, I love your page! The colours make me happy and I want to thank you for making up these video’s. I have never heard of this prills, but you make awesome art out of it!

  • candyJune 19, 2015, 8:10 am

    Love the textures!

  • LynnePJune 19, 2015, 9:06 am

    Love love love your work!!!!

  • Felicia AaronJune 19, 2015, 9:23 am

    Carolyn, I ALWAYS love your play and especially this journal page! Yummy colors as always and just love the texture that product brings! FUN! šŸ™‚

  • April LopezJune 19, 2015, 10:23 am

    as usual love your PLAY times! Love the colors.

  • Terry HonsteadJune 19, 2015, 10:32 am

    I love the mini prills, and this is such a FUN page@@

  • Margaret GriffithsJune 19, 2015, 10:33 am

    love the texture from the Prills

  • Frieda OxenhamJune 19, 2015, 10:36 am

    This was so much fun! Off to pkay too.

  • Bonnie MoenchJune 19, 2015, 10:58 am

    love the colours and the use of the prills … Lots of fun on this page.

  • Marleen van MeerendonkJune 19, 2015, 11:02 am

    Love the color combination(summer colors) and the page šŸ˜‰

  • Mary HolshouserJune 19, 2015, 11:02 am

    Love the prills. Always looking for new types of embellishments.
    these would work on my greeting cards too.
    Great cover for your art journal.
    thanks for sharing.

  • MitaJune 19, 2015, 11:20 am

    I love your colors! and the dicrofibers!

  • frances hernandezJune 19, 2015, 11:20 am


  • Pam SJune 19, 2015, 12:23 pm

    I loved your video and the finished project! I remember the antennas too!

  • Rebecca TilinskiJune 19, 2015, 1:09 pm

    The first thing I do when I see your name is Smile! You always motivate me to play, I really like the way you used the stencils in this one…and the Prills. More shopping!

  • Bea SavellanoJune 19, 2015, 1:22 pm

    You are the video queen – so generous with sharing…bea

  • DeborahJune 19, 2015, 2:16 pm

    I just love watching your videos ! Great projects thanks for sharing!

  • Robin PartonJune 19, 2015, 2:35 pm

    Great use of mixed media materials in this project.

  • Rebecca SalinasJune 19, 2015, 3:17 pm

    This page is so fun… there is so much texture, and I love the play play play.

  • Mary AnnJune 19, 2015, 3:40 pm

    as always so much fun. your play makes me want to play!

  • Dena CottrellJune 19, 2015, 3:56 pm

    I love the color on your page! And I definitely have to get those prills now! They are so awesome. Yes I remember the antennas as well. šŸ™‚

  • LauraJune 19, 2015, 5:21 pm

    It is great to watch you have fun!

  • Carol EJune 19, 2015, 5:50 pm

    Amazing Colors!!!

  • LisaJune 19, 2015, 7:08 pm

    Love your colorful art!

  • Glenda HoaglandJune 19, 2015, 9:02 pm

    as usual your video inspired me; however, I have been inspired to use the child’s handwriting paper in collage and the art quest perfect paper adhesive. Oh the fun of using my stash.

  • Viki BJune 20, 2015, 1:05 am

    I love how colorful your page is. Thanks for the inspiration.

  • Kimmie HoganJune 20, 2015, 6:13 am

    Love your color palette. Watching you work is always a pleasure. I love how you incorporate all the different products and turn out a beautiful and cohesive page. Each of you wonderful ladies took the same products, (all of which are newly introduced to me. I love learning about new stuff, makes me feel like a kid again.) and you all turned out very different ways to incorporate them into Art! Well done!!! (((HUGS)) KIMMIE
    thehogan7 (@) gmail (.) com

  • helen reaJune 20, 2015, 8:07 am

    very nice

  • RuthJune 20, 2015, 8:53 am

    Love the textures and your videos.

  • 2amscrapperJune 20, 2015, 9:11 am

    always love what you do and watching your videos to see how you do it. the rectangles with added prills is a great idea

  • Lenna Young AndrewsJune 20, 2015, 10:17 am

    Love your colors, your message and the “Prills” you played with -new to me. Thanks, Carolyn!

  • Ingeborg van PeteghemJune 20, 2015, 11:08 am

    Again another great video! I love your work

  • Dana MartinJune 20, 2015, 11:23 am

    Hi bestie…I feel I know you even tho I am a newbie with you (one month or so) and not sure if this post full-fills the giveaway requirements for Stencil Girl. Please keep the great uplifting and inspiring posts to my e-mail coming. I look forward to them always>
    Dana Martin in Utah

  • AngieJune 20, 2015, 11:45 am

    I want to play!!!! Enjoyed this project and always get something from your blog! Thanks!!

  • Cristina Parus (CreativeMAG)June 20, 2015, 2:14 pm

    This is what I most love when it comes to your videos: they are fun, easy to recreate and fun to watch! A pleasure to see you work on camera! Thanks for sharing!

  • Vicki RomaineJune 20, 2015, 6:02 pm

    Thanks for showing the Prills up close. Love the stenciled building and the way you used the tape for texture.

    Hope I am not entered twice. Site said I timed out.

  • AndreneJune 20, 2015, 6:17 pm

    Such a fun page, Carolyn! I love the wrinkled tape technique – great texture. And the prills are fantastic. I have never thought of adding them to a journal page. Thanks for the great video šŸ™‚

  • jpscrapsJune 20, 2015, 9:31 pm

    Wonderful project!

  • M. AustenJune 20, 2015, 10:06 pm

    i love the word stencils! Cool background effect.

  • Beth PlastinoJune 21, 2015, 4:29 am

    Pretty art!

  • Sally MalecJune 21, 2015, 10:59 am

    Carolyn you always inspire me!

  • wendy wellsJune 21, 2015, 12:57 pm

    šŸ™‚ love

  • Wendy R.June 21, 2015, 6:21 pm

    I love to play with art supplies too! When I was a kid I wanted to grow up and be a secretary simply because I could have lots of paper and pens around. šŸ˜€

  • Heather FergusonJune 22, 2015, 12:26 am

    Gorgeous and fun- I always like how fun your projects are and how they flow and you let them just come out!

  • KharaJune 22, 2015, 6:01 am

    fabulous & fun!

  • JackieP NealJune 22, 2015, 8:35 am

    Carolyn, you never cease to amaze me-as well as make me laugh!! Yup, I remember those antennas too! Glad you added more! Also, glad that you showed the fibers with the heat gun and tape- I will have to give that a whirl!1 Thanks so much for the inspiration! hugs

  • cheri sawyerJune 22, 2015, 6:47 pm

    I love your colorful art! what would we do in a B&W world? Crush strawberries!

  • Saranne ValentineJune 22, 2015, 8:59 pm

    Awesome journal page! So vibrant!

  • Susan SchultheisJune 22, 2015, 11:08 pm

    I love the way you used the prills also. Maria made a beautiful and inspiring art page too. I cannot wait to get some and start my own journal page. As always love your page and colors!

  • GinaJune 23, 2015, 4:46 am

    I’m just simply amazed at this beautiful work of art… I’m a beginner & I would love to win & create some beautiful things!!!

  • SueJune 23, 2015, 10:34 am

    Thanks for sharing with the video, for me watching it is a bit better than reading, plus you can watch over and over if you want! Great page, love the bright and happy place and those new products, can’t wait to try!!!

  • Sharon KantorJune 23, 2015, 6:05 pm

    What a fun read and a great project! Thank you!

  • Nanette LeikerJune 23, 2015, 10:41 pm

    I really appreciate the colors you used in your project. The mini prills really set off the project. Thank you!
    Nan Leiker

  • Shari youngJune 27, 2015, 11:02 am

    Loved the video. I’ve been using USArtquest products or 20 years. Great products! Love Susan Pickering Rothmel! Great to see these products being used by this group of artists.

  • Sammi JaneyJune 28, 2015, 8:53 pm

    Took a little time to watch this video. So happy I did. I have never done an art journal, but you have made me want to try one. Hope I can get started on one soon. Thanks for the lovely and informative video of your fun page.