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So excited to announce that the Gratitude Junk Journal Workshop is now available in an ebook format!   Woohoo!  Just in time for a great season of gratitude and creativity.  Order your copy NOW!
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It’s Magic Art Journal Page

Magic Art Journal Page

It’s Magic Art Journal Page.

Last night was another artsy, awesome time.  We made another great art journal page.   If you missed the Art Journal Party you missed a night of laughter, fun and creativity!

I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I truly enjoyed making “magic” with you.   I hope you did too! Here, I share the AWESOME, art journal page we created!

Supplies used:   Gelatos, DecoArts acrylics, PITT Pens, Montana Paint Marker, Oil Pastels

About this page:   We are still following the prompts of Journal 52.  This week’s prompt is magic.   For the page I wanted to do something a little, “magical” by allowing the colors to “pop” from beneath the black.  I love the scratches around the black circles.   That technique has always been magical to me!

Ideas to note:  

Keep crafting with me!

Questions and comments are cheered!!!
Embrace your art,

It’s Magic FREE Art Journal Class


Time for the another art journal class – Art Party Wednesday with Tiare and it’s going to be artsy!    As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing my art with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun! And it doesn’t matter whether you are a scrapbooker, art journaler, mixed mixed artist or card maker, the techniques I used can be applied to ALL!  So be sure to tune in!

Inspiration 1022 Color Inspiration 1022  

If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The inspiration piece and the color scheme from above.

New to art journaling or want to learn more SIGN UP FOR MY FREE ART JOURNALING WORKSHOP HERE. 

Art Party Suggested Supply List (supplies are typically listed in bold.  However, these are the supplies I am planning to use but I could add more as we create. 

  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Modeling Paste or Whipped Spackle
  • Gel Medium
  • Watercolors
  • Prima or other flowers
  • String or twine
  • Acrylic paints
  • Gelatos
  • Mists
  • Stamps
  • Templates
  • Rub Ons
  • Markers
  • Pastel Pencils or Charcoal Pencils
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.
  • Pages from a book and kraft paper or paper bag.

See ya tonight!

Embrace your art, free your soul.


Just Two Things, Maybe Three

Just 3 things: acrylic paints, ink and pastel pencils. LOVE!

Did you miss me yesterday? I had a wonderfully busy weekend (pictures coming soon).  All the fun, left me exhausted and I did not create and I did not post.  However, now I am back with a few things I had not shared on my blog and a simple philosophy that you will hear again and again from me.  Here it is:

You do not need a ton of supplies to create and make beautiful pages!  I like challenging myself to use 2 or 3 items only in my art journal to see what I can come up with.   Not only does it take the stress away from feeling the need to use “everything” but it also helps me to use my products often and in different ways, learning how they act or react with different products.  I can use acrylic in so many ways!   Yay!  Here are a few recent pages.

Watercolor 1
Just 2 things: watercolor pencils and ink. Didn’t love this page but enjoyed putting the two together but did not finish.
Watercolor 2
Just 2 things again: watercolor pencils and ink. This time, I like it. This technique works great for me. LOVE.

What is the smallest number of items you have used on a page?

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Embrace your art, free your soul.


Ink in a Blink

blossom Inktober 2

Creating quick and easy art is one of my goals for daily creativity.  I like being able to do something, even if I only have 15 minutes.  I’ve said it before, prepainted backgrounds are AWESOME.  I love creating backgrounds. I personally think it is one of my strengths.  Having a few pages ready to go, helps me to get in a little creativity in a little time.  I can just open my journal and doodle, paint, color…whatever I decide.

Blossom Inktober 3

Last night, I did a quick ink doodle.  Afterall, it is Inktober!  Inktober, is a challenge to artists to draw with ink each day during the month of October.  Now, I cannot promise that I will use ink only but when I do create  I typically have ink included.  These 30 day challenges are meant to keep you practicing and improving.

blossom inktober

Do you use ink on your creations?

Come Embrace your ART Daily with me in October!  Join me in the Embrace Your Art Facebook Group, share your work and be inspired by others.

Embrace your art, free your soul.