Category Archives: Stash Busters

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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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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My Sketches

are coming along.  I’m making buildings with windows, doors and chimneys which can be mixed and matched.  I am working on outdoor things like flower beds, flower boxes and swing sets.  I’ve made several Christmas items and am working on … Continue reading

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DIY Mod Podge

Recipe: 8 oz. white school glue/ PVA glue 3 oz. distilled water Put in jar with lid and shake well.  Shake well each time you use it. For variety: Add 2 to 3 Tablespoons of gloss, water-based varnish to the … Continue reading

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DIY Tim Holtz Inspired Flowers

I found a tutorial on Pink Poodles you-tube channel in which she made Tim Holtz flowers with a die.  I don’t have the die, so here’s how I did it: I used my 1.5″ circle punch and divided it in … Continue reading

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DIY Flowers

I cut out the shapes of the flowers from old encyclopedia pages.  I pulled three pieces of patterned paper I didn’t think I would use in my art journals and cut those up too.  Then I layered the shapes, putting … Continue reading

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