Category Archives: Recyclable items

One Color Background

Today’s background pages.  Here’s how: I began by gessoing the pages, which I do on nearly all my art journal pages.  Then I pulled the modeling paste card.  Used that with a stencil.  Then added music pages.  The next card … Continue reading

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DIY Texture Tool

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I have many old credit-type plastic cards.  One use for these handy little things is to cut the edges up to create textures on your art journal pages.  Here’s how: Each edge is … Continue reading

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Craft Room Essential TOOLS

Here is a list of tools I find to be essential in my work room.  These are suggestions for those new to crafting or setting up a craft room.  Hot Glue Gun.  This is a tool I use every day. … Continue reading

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The Clip Art Book

I noticed this book on my book shelf last night.  As I have mentioned, I have many many books. This book is filled with over 5000 copyright free images.  There are people, costumes, architecture, alphabets and numbers, heraldry and armor, … Continue reading

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More Backgrounds

Another Mixed Media Mash-Up. Here are the prompts used to make this one: Watercolor Book, Magazine, or music pages Metallic Paint– I used metallic watercolors Doilies Homemade Heart background stamp Dots/Circles Texture Border- I used metalic paint, chocolate bronze Stamps– … Continue reading

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Rough Week

These are bases for more ATC’s.  A 9″ x 12″ sheet of paper makes 9-3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ ATC’s with two strips of paper left over for other embellishments.  I have really enjoyed making the bases for ATC’s and … Continue reading

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Tim Holtz

is an incredibly talented guy.  He designs things for scrapbookers and art journaling.  His stuff is vintage/grunge style, which is also similar to my style.  Unfortunately, Tim Holtz products are costly and I cannot afford them.  Not even with discounts … Continue reading

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