Stenciled Art Journal Page

Stencil It

Stenciled 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 “stenciling it up” with you.   I hope you did too! Here, I share the BEAUTIFUL, art journal page we created!

Supplies used:   DecoArts acrylics, Stamp Ink, Stencils, PITT Pens, Montana Paint Marker,

About this page:   We are still following the prompts of Journal 52.  This week’s prompt is Stencil It.  Love the freedom of this page.  Used stencils for everything!  So much fun to play with mists and ink pads.   We should all fly free with our creativity!

Ideas to note:  

Keep crafting with me!

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

Club Scrap Homestead Blog Hop

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Welcome!   I am excited to participate in the Club Scrap Homestead Blog Hop. If you arrived from Dishing with Janet then you are in the right spot.  If not, you might want to go to Club Scrap Creates and start at the beginning so you don’t miss any of the crafty goodness being shared today! Well, let’s go!  Leave a comment below and then be sure to sign up for a FREE spot in my Art Journal 101 Workshop! 

For this blog hop  and possibly going forward, I decided to do a “Goddess” wall hanging.  I have been trying to decide how I would like to mesh my art journaling/mixed media with the kits since I find myself scrapbooking a lot less.  Truth be told, the Club Scrap Kits lend themselves quite well to mixed media and art journaling.  The papers are perfect, with gorgeous patterns and then to top that off stamps, stencils and ribbon….art journal heaven!

This project was super fun.  As much art as I do, I rarely hang it.  I have some scrapbook pages hanging and some altered art projects on shelves but I really need to hang my “new” art, as well.  I thought, why not create a “goddess” series and present a new goddess each month.  I am into positive thinking and visualization and know this will be a welcome addition to my craft space.

So for today, please take a moment to meet my, “Goddess of Abundance.”  I love her!  Such a wonderful afternoon creating her.

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Here are a few steps I took to make her complete.

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I began with a piece of the beautiful patterned paper. I used Glimmer Mists to add a touch of color. I cut the windmill from the other sheet to add some dimension. I used the stamp to stamp around the page and to add the perfect quote, down in the right hand corner.
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Next, I used several other pattern papers to form her clothing. Can’t you just see this paper as a, “cool ass dress.” I sure can! More paper for her wings.
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I added a neck and face with acrylic paints. I used ribbon to create her hair and cute, red, hair accent.
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Next, I cut a few pieces of wheat from the orange patterned paper. I used the wheat stamp on the red patterned paper, for an additional touch of color.
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I used my Faber Castell Pastel Pencils to add shading and dimension. I used the stencil included in my kit to create an awesome border along the left side. I also, stamped wheat in various colors along the bottom, added a quote and wrote the word abundance along the outside of her dress.
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To finish it up, I inked the edges, attached it to a piece of chipboard, punched holes, added eyelets and then ribbon to hang it.
There is enough for us all! Abundance. 
Thanks so much for visiting.  There is more fun to be had.  Next, stop along the hop is Carpe-Memoria.  GO! Happy Crafting.

Embrace your art, free your soul.


Stencil It: Free Art Journal Class Tonight!


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!

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

  • The  color scheme from above and plenty of stencils.

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
  • Stamp Pads
  • 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.


Tuesday’s Cool Tools!

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As a crafter, I have many tools.  I have many times felt, I have just what I need or what I have is just great.  However, sometimes a friend comes along with a cool tool or someone sends you something and you realize that there are even better tools out there, than your current stash holds.  Tools that do the same thing but perhaps better.  Such is the case when I received these wonderful tools from Creative Impressions. 

I mean really, I have a ruler, I have a craft knife and embossing stylus.  I really didn’t need a new one.  Or did I?????  Well, let’s take a look.

The great ruler is clear acrylic with a metal edge, great for cutting and providing a straight edge for your craft knife but what I really like is that there is a grid which helps with lining up projects, easily.  Seeing through the ruler and the grids makes line up a cinch.

Speaking of lining up, the same holds true for the Pierce Emboss Foam Pad. I know a pad is a pad, is a pad, right.  Wrong!  The grid is another great feature here.  I can recall days when I had my ruler and my pad trying to space holes evenly…now I have both in one.  Woohoo!

Lastly, my favorite is the All in One Tool!  The cost savings alone makes it worth it.  Doing mixed media I find myself using an embossing stylus in various sizes, paper piercers in various sizes and a craft knife.  In the past, I would have bought one of each…having at least 4 different tools.  However, the All in One Tool includes an interchangeable head with 6 cutting blades, 4 embossing/scoring heads and 2 paper piercing points.  Hallelujah…one tool many uses!  YES!  LOVE!  And at only $8 this tool is a steal!

If you are in the market for these tools or if you just need to change it up, why not check out the Creative Impressions tools I’ve shared and then you decide.

Have fun and happy Tuesday!

Embrace your art, free your soul.


A Custom Canvas

Girl in Pink with Turquoise
Supplies used: Gallery wrapped canvas, Gesso, DecoArts Acrylic Paints, Faber Castell Pastel Pencils, PITT Pen

I so LOVED doing this canvas. Just a little over a week ago I received a custom request for this canvas.  I love that the buyer fell in love with my canvas and was able to have a vision and request that vision.  Of course, even more than that, I am thrilled that she loved my art enough to trust me to making a great piece for her.

Little Girl in Pink

Here request was to turn this canvas into a girl with “can you make red hair, turquoise bow, bigger bows in her hair, brown lettering and make her white?”  Ahhhhh,  “Yes, I can!”  And I did. Loved every minute of it and I hope I have the opportunity to make more custom pieces, again and again.

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I hope she loves it, as much as I do.

While your here, I’ve got lots of exciting news coming up!  Stay tuned!

Embrace your art, free your soul.