Art Recipe: What to do with your clean up pages in your art journal?

How do you get from this: to this: This is what today’s Art Recipe is all about. What can you do with those art journal clean up pages that you have used to clean up your brayer, get rid of access paint or test some new stamps? Check out how my very busy and let’s say awful page turns into a gorgeous story about fantasy adventures. For those of you who haven’t heard about my latest adventure yet, check out this blog post or the Facebook live here. To summarize, I opened my own art journal and mixed media supplies …

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Doing my Thing – Thank You Cards with n*studio

Doing my Thing - Ink Smooshed Thank You Cards with n*studio

Aren’t we all good in “doin’ our thing”? Perfect theme, if you ask me. The problem was that I couldn’t decide which of my favorite techniques to show you… mono printing, layering, something snarky…? So many options. At the end, I decided to go with a variety of techniques using watercolor inks (Distress Inks, etc). I created a few “Thank You” cards as I needed them anyway 😉 In addition, I love to create videos, so here is my “doin’ my thing” video for the thank you cards that I made. Nathalie’s foam and rubber stamps were perfect to add …

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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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Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: Two Lips

Snarktoberfest 2018 Feature: Two Lips

One more time – getting snarky with it. Today, Two Lips a company that focusses on snarky sentiments only. And there are a lot. I picked two that I thought are hilarious and tried something different this time. Before we start, here is the winner of the Art Impressions feature: Lindsey M-P Congratulations, snarky sister 🙂 Giveaway For the last Snarktoberfest feature, I’m giving away a $15 gift card to Simon Says Stamps, so you can get any snarky stamp that you want 😉 For your chance to win let me know what is your favorite part about Snarktoberfest? Open …

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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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New Release Nathalie Kalbach and Rubbermoon stamps

New Release Nathalie Kalbach and Rubbermoon

Look at those gorgeous stamps and aren’t these little ones just so cute? Nathalie Kalbach released a couple new red rubber stamps through Rubbermoon and they are perfect for the upcoming Christmas season or just for anything when you like circles 😉 I prepared a few samples for you. Starting with just a few of them stamped onto a white piece of cardstock. The big ornament was stamped using two ink pads to create an ombre effect. Then just a little sparkle, some doodled strings and my first Christmas card for the year is done, woohoo! Working in similar colors …

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