Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop

Pretty Things Survivors Do Blog Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to a very specific blog post. Today I’m not only sharing an art journal page with you. Today is also about awareness. Chrissy asked a variety of crafters to come together and help spread awareness about PTSD. For our blog hop it stands for Pretty Things Survivors do, but the majority probably knows it as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. PTSD is a “psychiatric disorder” that can occur in people who have experienced or witnessed a traumatic event such as a natural disaster, serious accident, terrorist act, war/combat, rape or other violent personal assault.” (American Psychiatric Association definition) …

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Lost & Found art journal page with ArtFoamies

Lost and Found art journal with ArtFoamies

Hi everyone. I’m super excited to share this art journal page with you. I used the journal that I made for my first ArtFoamies tutorial (you can find it here) and I thought it would be fun to share with you how I decorated all the pages, starting with this one. Here is what the page looked like before I started. First, it needed more layers. So, I grabbed one of the n*studio Geometric Small foam stamps and stamped that pattern all over the background. I used similar colors than the ones I used for the original background and mixed …

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True Blue with Nathalie Kalbach

I could use some calmness this month. Life is catching up and finding those quiet moments is becoming a challenge. So, I’m looking forward to those healing effects from using the color blue (it’s probably more the process of creating itself that will do that for me 😉 ). I started by adding different pieces of tape to my journal page to create some texture for the background. I was hoping for more blue from the watercolor powders, but it turned out that there were a lot of green and purple pigments in there as well. But that just made …

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Working with tissue paper on an art journal page with PaperArtsy

Working with tissue paper on an art journal page with PaperArtsy

The theme over on the PaperArtsy blog is tissue paper and different ways on how to use it in your mixed media projects. I was in a nautical mood, so I decided to use Scrapcosy’s stamps and create an art journal page. The tissue paper helps to align all the different layers and allowed me to stamp all the images without worrying about partial images. But see for yourself: Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed the quick video. Do you use tissue paper in your art? If yes, how? Supplies Used Some of my links are …

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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: StencilGirl

Snarktoberfest Stencilgirl

I’m super excited to share this Snarktoberfest feature with you. StencilGirl is one of those companies that you might not think of when looking for snarky sentiments, but they have a few. I’m featuring one of them for this art journal page and StencilGirl sponsored a different one for the giveaway. Giveaway Do you want to win the Teenage Angst stencil from Carloyn Dube? For your chance to win, leave a comment down below telling me what your favorite snarky craft is. Is it card making? Art Journaling? Or maybe Cross Stitching? I’ll pick a winner before my next feature …

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How to make a mini art journal out of one piece of paper – a project for ArtFoamies

ArtFoamies Mini Art Journal

Hi, and welcome to my first video tutorial for ArtFoamies. I really enjoy working with a Gel Press to create mono prints and thought that this would be the perfect technique to share with you for my first video as part of the design team. I decided to create a mini art journal made out of one single sheet of paper and then I used the ArtFoamies to decorate the background and to stamp the foreground for my cover. Enjoy the video! How did you like this folding technique? I found the idea for it on Pinterest and was so …

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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: PaperArtsy

Snarktoberfest PaperArtsy

We are halfway through Snarktoberfest already… Wow. Have you joined the party yet? Today’s feature for Snarktoberfest is PaperArtsy and I couldn’t wait to share this art journal page with you. The sheep from the Zinsky Art stamp set are just adorable and I love the sentiments on them. It’s not really snark, but it’s cute and funny – and that counts as well 🙂 Giveaway This giveaway is sponsored by Seth Apter who designed a variety of paints and stamps for PaperArtsy. You can win one of his paint sets – yay! For your chance to win, leave a …

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Never Stop Dreaming with Nathalie Kalbach

Nathalie Kalbach N*Studio Never Stop Dreaming

For me, creating is all about expressing myself and experiencing with new mediums, styles, etc. I love to sit down and come up with several ideas of how to use a specific stamp or stencil – sometimes I see a finished project, sometimes I just see the beginning – and then just start creating. For this page, I decided to use Nathalie’s Hamburg and Lily Wallpaper stencil as well as the new Actually, I can stamp set. I knew that my image would end up being rather long, so I grabbed my large Dina Wakley journal and primed one of …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 16 – Add a note to yourself

Stencilfied Journal Prompt 16

And one more page for The Stencilfied Journal this week. Prompt 16 is about writing yourself a note and then adding it between two pages. Originally, this was the final prompt but because we all had so much fun, Tina Walker decided to continue with a few more prompts. Yay! Here is what I did for my journal. I hope you enjoy the quick video 🙂 Have you seen all the other amazing pages? Follow the fun on Instagram with #thestencilfiedjournal. And join us if you haven’t already! Supplies Used Some of my links are affiliate links which means I …

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The Stencilfied Journal Prompt 15 – Stencil on an envelope

Stencilfied Journal Prompt 15

Wow, we are already at week 15 with The Stencilfied Journal. Prompt 15 is about stenciling onto an envelope and then adding this to the journal. I dug out my Dylusions sprays and had some fun with them. You can see the details in my quick video. I hope you enjoyed my interpretation of prompt 15. Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing artists. You can find the majority on Instagram under #thestencilfiedjournal 🙂 And don’t forget, you can join us. All the current prompts are on Instagram as well. So, grab your journal and play with us! …

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