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I really like my brown Smart Journals

I really like my brown Smart Journals

I have a big love for browns and earthy tones. Brown paper! Gingerbread cookies! The color of my hair! Coffee with milk! Yum! And let’s not forget the Brown Quilt that I made myself. I still adore it, and use it almost every day! Also, I own at least two dark brown skirts and one […]

365 Collages | Week 26 – Brown Edition

365 Collages | Week 26 – Brown Edition

Jelly Friend I have been creating a few more smart journals, in neutral and brown hues, digging through my paper stash for a cohesive look of both cover and inside pages. I will post them to my Etsy Shop when I have photographed them. And while some brown paper and other patterned paper was out […]

I love wrinkled brown paper

I love wrinkled brown paper

The cover if this art journal is made with my favorite technique of wrinkly brown paper glued down. The cardboard letters, a gift from Diane many years ago, are left plain because I think sometimes plain is just enough. It’s not as colourful as my usual style, but I love it. I think it’s nice […]

Simplifying the process

Simplifying the process

First Day, collage made by iHanna on January 1st 2013. This was the first collage of the year in the 365 in 2013 challenge, now also known as the 365 somethings – open for those of you who wants to join in and challenge yourself! I tend to add in many very small bits on […]

Colour Studies in a sketchbook

Colour Studies in a sketchbook

Thinking about Colour Studies in a sketchbook, this one: Two weeks ago on my art journal check in for week 4 here at the blog which means this week it is already week 6 of this year. I have been really creative taking photos and teaching my first class. And also playing a bit in […]

Inspiration Mosaic January 2011

Inspiration Mosaic January 2011

There has not been much added to my art journal this week, so no weekly update about the art journal. Instead I was going to make a post about a beautiful sketchbook covered in brown paper that I put together this week, but it will have to wait. I will do some stitching tonight and […]

Protect your work surface

Protect your work surface

Now that I’m in love with rolls of brown wrapping paper I want it everywhere. I’ve rolled some out on my work surface. This paper has been protecting the desk from getting dirty with acrylic paint while I was painting. Actually I think it is extremely pretty. Call me crazy, I don’t care… If you […]

Big Brown Paper Doodle

Big Brown Paper Doodle

I found a new black marker in a drawer. It makes a beautiful thick smooth line and is the perfect doodle instrument. Black is a great outline colour that I often use when I paint. Like I’ve said before, going big is hugely fun, and now I can add XL-doodle to my big list of […]

Booklet Journal using Brown Paper

Booklet Journal using Brown Paper

It matters not how strait the gate how charged with punishments the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul William Earnest Henley After going XL on brown paper I decided to go extra small (XS) with another experiment! What I did was tear the big painted sheet […]

Painting Extra Big on brown paper

Painting Extra Big on brown paper

Adopt this philosophy: When it comes to art journals, anything worth doing is worth overdoing! Quote from the book True colors (found at The Altered page) Love this quote! And so appropriate, because overdoing is my favorite thing to do too. Last month I did a few flowers on brown paper and noticed how much […]