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Art Journal Walk-Through

Here is a quick tour of the art journal I’ve been working on.  Currently there are 86 individual pieces which are removable.  They are tags, ephemera, art tiles, ATC’s, etc. The book is thick and heavy.  I will be finishing … Continue reading

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What Is An Art Journal and

what do you do with it? An art journal is a piece of artistic expression in book form.  It holds pages which you can decorate with paints, ink, stencils, modeling paste, textures, pictures, words and whatever else you can think … Continue reading

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Scrap Embellishments: From the Scraps of Your Scraps

I’ve been making things like crazy and, as usual, I ended up with a 4″ square on my table that wasn’t crammed full of stuff.  So I stopped and began cleaning up.  I gathered my tiny slivers of paper left … Continue reading

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Alcohol Based Markers

work well as inks in your projects.  I mentioned in a previous post how Lindsay the Frugal Crafter re-fills her pigment ink stamps.  Today I offer another option which requires nothing but a bit of water and your alcohol based … Continue reading

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When Making

flowers with a hot glue gun, do not put your gun down your dirty brush water rather than the glue gun holder. Unpleasant. That is all.

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DIY Pigment Ink. Game Changer!

As I’ve mentioned countless times, Lindsay the Frugal Crafter is a genius and has saved me so much money!  Here’s her brilliance for today: Make your own pigment inks. All my stamp stuff came to me second-hand.  I have purchased … Continue reading

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Another All Nighter

I’m still working on my art journals for the Art Market.  All I can say is these things are crammed full of stuff.  Each page will have something.  I have tuck spots, pockets, fabric, trims, tags, ephemera, ATC’s, “inchies”, art … Continue reading

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