Monthly Archives: May 2017

Let’s Get Messy! DIY Inks and Sprays.

My art journal pages have included a lot of shimmer sprays and spray “inks” lately.  I don’t know if I’ve shared how I make them, so I thought I would. When I first started making the sprays I used my … Continue reading

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Art Journal Prompts

As you can tell, I’ve been playing in my art journals for a while now.  I have art journal prompts I use when I am stuck or just want an adventure. I tried to create a PDF of the journaling … Continue reading

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My Middle Name Should Be Tenacious.

After I made the lapbook, which I don’t care for, I was determined to make one that could actually work as an art journal.  I found this tutorial.  The woman on this video didn’t care for the other lapbook either … Continue reading

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Texture Cards

I’ve been playing around with my manila folders and cut the large ones into thirds.  This gives me 6 large tags to use from one folder. I am using these to make art journal texture cards.  These are cards with … Continue reading

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Yes! This Stuff Rocks!

This is my adhesive of choice for my art journal books. In this post I gave you suggestions for inexpensive art journals.  I use this paste to glue two thin pages together.  In the composition books this gives you a … Continue reading

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My Purpose In Life

I have worked for the past 18 years in theatre, as a set artist and designer.  Along with Laurie, the two of us have been set dressers and prop masters.  I have been the stage manager, worked on sound and … Continue reading

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DIY Quick Tip

If you are a pastel artist and would like to make your own surfaces, here’s how: Paint the surface you are going to be using with clear gesso.  This provides the tooth you need. This can be painted on mat … Continue reading

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