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Painted circles ad infinitum

I have painted circles, because I love circles. Love them! Well, I do love polka dots, spheres, and most any roundish pattern I find (or make), as you might know. And painted circles can be done in a couple of … Continue reading

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Art Journal Peek | Winter is Coming

The title Winter is coming is well known if you too are hooked on TV series that never end. It might be misleading here, but I’m staying indoors a lot watching GoT as my brother calls it and doing embroidery. … Continue reading

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Spray Painting a Vintage Book Cover | before and after

The first few Art Journals I filled I bought in a book store. They were spiral bound and had great thick paper to work on. I was a beginner at everything art related, so buying was my best option to … Continue reading

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Video tutorial: How to create a Ring Binder

A small, personal ring binder is the perfect storage for postcards and mail art. I so love mine, made from vintage Reader’s Digest books. The covers are all different, totally adorable, green patterns. Love! Today I found the video files … Continue reading

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Art journal peek: home of random things

Another quick glossy collage in my art journal, contradicting the “art” part but very much feeling like “a journal”. Like a home of random things, of my ephemera. Again, a thousand circles living on one spread: polka dot wrapping paper … Continue reading

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Art Journal number 17: Creative Discovery

My new journal for the year. Instead of writing this post I’v been sitting here looking at stacks of journals. I had to walk to the bookshelf to take out older volumes, and check dates and years in them. I … Continue reading

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Altered book tutorial

It’s time for a tutorial on how to alter a vintage book and make it into your very own, personalized art journal! Altering books is easy and super fun, so let’s give it a try together. Most of my Art … Continue reading

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Sea monsters, dronts and altered oceans

This is the newly thrifted book that I am working in as my Art Journal; I love these old books with thick sturdy pages, but I’m having a hard time finding new ones at the thrift shop. Where are they … Continue reading

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The Artful Storybook by Terry Taylor – a book review

I have a few books that I’ve been meaning to write about for a while now. First out is this fun how to-book called The Artful Storybook: Mixed-Media Artists Create Handmade Tales by artist Terry Taylor. This is a inspiring … Continue reading

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Zines about art journaling and the art card challange

Sketch in my altered book/art journal: I know you girls really don’t have time for this… But I’ve made a list of the best magazines I know about journaling and art journals. Please let me know if you know of … Continue reading

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