Category Archives: Stash Busters

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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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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Nine Hours Of Sleep and A Vat of Coffee

later and I am ready to face the day.  I have a solution for the art journal debacle from yesterday:  remove all the signatures from the covers and replace them with paper that actually works.  The covers were all made … Continue reading

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DIY Texture Tools

Here are two easy texture options using stuff you can usually find around your house.  Here’s how: I found two worn out roller covers which fit onto this particular handle.  I cut pieces and shapes from scrap fun foam and … Continue reading

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DIY Stencils and Quick Tip

I mentioned before I often cut my recycled materials into stencils.  They are chipboard, often fairly thin, and will occasionally be floppy and weak. It helps tremendously to add acrylic paint to your stencil. Lay the thin, floppy stencil down … Continue reading

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