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Prepped pages in the Art Journal

Mixing pink with dots of yellow, a page prepped and ready to write on. The collage on the right side was made while putting the book together. It might need some writing too, perhaps a list of some sort… A … Continue reading

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I Am Magic (inspired by 21 secrets)

Magic is believing in yourself, if you can do that, you can make anything happen. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe As I’ve mentioned before part of teaching a class with others is that you get to take the other’s classes too, … Continue reading

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The Perfect Protest

Everyone has his faults which he continually repeats; neither fear nor shame can cure them. Jean de La Fontaine From my Art Journal: A Perfect Mess: I don’t even want to be perfect! Is it a contradiction in terms to … Continue reading

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Paint with a Plastic Card

The card I use when I scrape paint is a my old student card, but it is hardly visible behind all that paint. I’ve been using it for a few years now. I love using this method! It is one … Continue reading

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Paint, spray water, scrape

What you need is an old credit card, some acrylic paint, a spray bottle of water, and recycled paper. Then you scrape paint your paper with one coat of colour and spray it with some water. When you scrape away … Continue reading

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Art Journal Strip Ease

I love painting decorative papers. I use them in my art journal and collage work, and today I’m going to show you one way that you can use painted papers in a fun way. For the July crusade I took … Continue reading

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Make a Library Book Pocket for your Journal

Let’s make library pockets that we can use in our journals! When I made my Owl Journal I mentioned the importance of adding at least one pocket on the inside of each notebook cover. If you don’t have those plastic … Continue reading

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Black acrylic background and popping colors

Paint some pages in your Art Journal black and come over to the dark side with me! Gee, my black paint was starting to dry in the tube, it was about time I got around to using some black. But … Continue reading

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Find the right spot to add your text

This is part III of III on how to use text in your art journal. I love how letters are both beautiful (as art) and meaningful (as text) and then both of those things at the same time as meaningful … Continue reading

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How to use Text Elements as backdrops for collage

This is part II of III on how to use text in different ways in your art journal. In post I (of III) I was looking at how you can add hand written journaling to a visual page, emphasizing how … Continue reading

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