Video: 3 Ways to Decorate Your Art Journal Pages

decorate art journal pages

Wow, you don’t make a video for one week and all of the sudden your entire voice over is full of “ERM”… I’m sorry for that πŸ˜‰ We are here, the last video in my Dylusions Art Journal series. Well, there is a give away next week (spoiler), so stay tuned for that. I really hope that you enjoyed all the videos and that you might have gotten some ideas for your own art journaling. The last video is showing some of my favorite techniques for decorating art journal pages. Of course, there are gazillion other ways, but I picked …

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Coffee Lover Blog Hop with Kat Scrappiness

Hello everyone πŸ™‚ Who wants some coffee? Too bad, I just have a cup of hot chocolate with whipped cream πŸ˜› Kat Scrappiness is a Super Sponsor at the Coffee Lover Blog Hop and as a Design Team member I just had to join πŸ™‚ My project is featuring three of here amazing sequin mixes. Can you spot all of them? At the end of my blog you will also find a coupon code for her store. I started by painting my tag with Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint and Walnut Stain. I find it’s easiest to use my fingers and …

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Crazy Dog on a Rusty Steampunk Tag

rusty steampunk tag

Are you following me on Instagram or Facebook? There you might have seen the results of all the rusting that I did using the Prima Marketing Finnabair rusting paste. Some of the die cuts were the Tim Holtz gears that I now wanted to use to create a rusty steampunk tag. I started by trying one of the techniques Tim Holtz explains in his Creative Chemistry online course. I can’t remember the name anymore. It was the one where he painted the tag in some colors and added one of the metallic distress paints on top. Even though I didn’t …

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A Mad Hatter on a Shiny Background

Mad Hatter

You might have seen one of my latest cards where I used the Minc Reactive Spray for some foiled splatters. Now I wanted to test how it looks like when you let the Mist run down on a page. So I added a lot of the Mist to the top of my page (the background happened during one of my art journal sessions and was created with left over paint). As I said before, the fluid has to dry for some time, so I let it sit over night and added the foil the next day. It looked gorgeous and …

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Heart and Soul Is the Title of My New Canvas

Heart & Soul

Hello πŸ™‚ Today I wanted to share my latest canvas with you. Unfortunately I have created it over several days and can’t remember exactly every single step. You can see some layers in the pictures above and I tried to make good and useful close up photos πŸ™‚ I started by adding texture paste through a harlekin stencil and splattered Iridescent Silver Acrylic ink from Liquitex onto the top and let it run down. Then I blended Dylusions paints in several blue tones on top. Now I adhered some cloth, the flowers (Prima), the frame (Prima) and the crown (Tim …

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Video: How to Add a Pocket to Your Dylusions Art Journal

Welcome back to my Dylusions art journal series. Today I share a little trick Dyan Reaveley showed us during her class: How to add a pocket for a tag to your art journal. You need: Your art journal An envelope Scissors Craft knife Adhesive The first time she showed us her pockets I didn’t think that I could create a page like that, but after you’ve seen what it takes, it’s so simple πŸ™‚ My video explains every step of adding a pocket to one of your art journal pages. Enjoy πŸ™‚ The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want …

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An Encouraging Piece of Art Using So Suzy Stamps

Encouraging piece of art

Hello everyone! Today I’m excited to show you another release from So Suzy Stamps. The Design Team is showing their creations with the new stamps over at the So Suzy blog. My creation is not a card, but an Artist Loft 5×7 Canvas Panel. I wanted to create an encouraging piece of art that you could put up on a wall or in your office (mine is sitting on my desk). I just love the new stamps and like the idea of creating beautiful beach scenes with all the grasses. So let’s get started. I started by priming the canvas …

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Video: Adding the 2nd Layer of Interest to the Background with Dylusions Paints

Welcome to another video in my Dylusions art journal series. This time I’m adding even more interest to the background with Dylusions Paints. I’m using several stencils to blend the Dylusions paints onto the background. For the blending you can either use the Ranger blending tool or for example make up sponges, both work perfectly fine. When I first used the paints, it was bleeding through the stencil all the time and the images were all messed up to the point where I didn’t even use the paints anymore. During her class, Dyan Reaveley explained why this happens and showed …

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Video: Adding the 1st Layer of Interest To the Background – Dylusions Art Journal Series

Interest To the Background

Hello and welcome to part 4 of my Dylusions art journal series. This time I show you how to add a first layer of interest to the background that we made the last time. What you need are stencils with your favorite pattern, a mister bottle and paper towels. The rest is simple, but see for yourself: I hope you enjoyed my video. There are a few more to come, so look forward to more fun with Dylusions ink sprays and paints πŸ™‚ The Dylusions Art Journal Series If you want to start at the beginning of my series, here …

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Video: Creating Bright Backgrounds with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Creating Bright Backgrounds with Dylusions Ink Sprays

Finally, the first video in my series that is showing a technique πŸ™‚ In this video I’m showing you how to use the Dylusions ink sprays too create bright and vibrant backgrounds. I loved the technique from the first second Dyan Reaveley showed it in her class. It’s so easy and the results are gorgeous! If you like to produce a lot of backgrounds within a short amount of time, it really helps to have the ink sprays sorted by color family. Then you don’t need to think about which color to use, you can just grab the bottle and …

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