Use your wings art journal page featuring Emerald Creek

Use your wings art journal page featuring Emerald Creek

Hi everyone, I’m back with a new project for Emerald Creek πŸ™‚ Today I created an art journal page using EC embossing powder, stamps and charms. Use your wings seemed to be a good quote for this one as I’m using the Cardinal stamp. I also used some StencilGirl stencils and Paper Artsy paints. But the best part is really the Charred Gold embossing powder that always leaves me in aaaw. But see for yourself: What do you think? Isn’t that embossing powder just unique? I always love how it melts πŸ™‚ Don’t forget to join the challenge over at …

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Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach foam stamps

Experimenting with spray paint and Nathalie Kalbach

Welcome to a new Creative Squad post. Last month’s topic over at the n*studio blog was β€œeach day is a new adventure” and we were trying new techniques. For me that meant experimenting with spray paint. I got a few sample sizes during a shopping spree at a local art supply store and never had the courage to try it. Thanks to this topic I finally did and I really like the result. But let’s start at the beginning. I used the Santa Fe stencil to create the first layer of the background and sprayed some yellow and pink paint …

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Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page

Buzzing around Art Anthology journal page

Hi everyone, today I’m challenging myself with a new type of layout for my art journal page. I got inspired by the amazing MixedMedia Jenn aka Jenn Engle and wanted to create a page with white space. Shocking, I know πŸ˜› I started by adding some texture to the background. I really like how that beehive stencil turned out. With all that buzzing around I needed an insect – a bee was nowhere to be found, so a dragonfly it was. You can see the step by step tutorial in my video here: What do you think? Does it look …

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Let your dreams take flight art journal page with So Suzy Stamps

Let your dreams take flight art journal page with So Suzy Stamps

Oooph, this is not an easy post for me. It’s my last design team post for So Suzy Stamps. The reason is that my actual work needs a little more attention going forward (all good things!!!) and you might have already noticed that I was quieter than usual the last few weeks. Thanks to all of you who send me a message and asked if I’m alright πŸ™‚ –> That’s why I love the crafty community so much! The good thing is that I will continue using stamps from my favorite stamp company, I just won’t share my projects on …

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Not a flower for everyone’s garden – a project with n*studio

Colorful flower

Last month’s theme over at Nathalie’s blog was Colors are my Friend and I created a floral page for my art journal using her foam stamps. Colors are my friends, definitely! My favorite one depends on my mood, but usually I tend to pick orange or green tones. Today I wanted to use my favorite color combination though, which is orange and blue. These are complimentary colors, which means they naturally work well together. Since days I have something with flowers in my head, so I wanted to use the new circle foam stamps to create a flower in my …

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Be in love with your life – Art journal page

You know I love letting loose in my art journal and this page is one of those πŸ™‚ Life is great at the moment, so – be in love with your life – seems to be a good theme. I used some green and blue tones for the background and then decorated the page using some Art Anthology stencils and other embellishments. You can follow my process here: This time the video has music for the background. I’m sorry about that, but I was in a hurry (other life’s work…) and didn’t want to leave you without my tutorial πŸ˜‰ …

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The world is my playground art journal page

The world is my playground art journal page with Art Anthology

The world is my playground. Sometimes this is the best way to approach an empty page. Probably everyone had a moment in their crafty life where they were sitting in front of their art journal and then…. nothing. I definitely had those situations and here is what I do: I grab several shades from the same color (for example a few blue shades) and then just dunk my brush into the jar and start painting. The moment I do that, the ideas start flowing. Sometimes the pages end up very bold, sometimes with just a few layers. No matter how …

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How to create a mixed media underwater scene with Art Anthology

How to create a mixed media underwater scene with Art Anthology

Finally, my little mermaid has a home. I put the Julie Nutting doll together weeks ago and was always thinking about an underwater scene that would be worthy. Today’s project is showing you how I created the ocean scene using Art Anthology products. The trick was to start with a black background, so I gessoed my page with black Gesso. I was not careful at all and the page turned out quite messy. Not that I’m worried about that πŸ˜‰ My tutorial video shows you how I put the page together, so you can see exactly what layers I added. …

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Make a wish – art journal page with creepy paper dolls and Art Anthology

Make a wish art journal page with Art Anthology and Tim Holtz

I’m back at the Art Anthology blog, today with a “make a wish” art journal page. This was one of those pages where I just started and at first didn’t know where it will go. But when I realized that I added quite a few stars to it, I knew what I had to do πŸ™‚ I just recently bought a package of these burlap stars over at Blitsy and had to incorporate one of them. And I think that the ticket and the creepy paper doll finished the page up really nicely. When I first saw them, I didn’t …

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Let’s address the elephant in the room – an art journal page with StencilGirl

Let's address the elephant in the room - an art journal page with StencilGirl

Yay for a new art journal page. I recently ordered a couple of StencilGirl stencils and had to try a few of them. For this art journal page I used two of Nathalie Kalbach’s stencil. (Supplies are listed at the bottom of the article πŸ˜‰ ) I started with a mono printed page. I used a red and green Paper Artsy paint, spread them out on my Gel Press and cut it a little smaller, so it fits into my art journal. Then I used the elephant mask to cover an area and added paint through a second stencil. Next …

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