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Friday Craft, Art Journal Canvas

I created this canvas using techniques from my art journal life. First I smooshed paint around, blue, purple, and white. Enough to cover the canvas. Then I added the purple lotus in the bottom left corner using a stencil. Another stencil made the leaves, which I layered with different tones of green to give an illusion of depth. Then I added the little hexagons in the bottom right corner.

A fun and pretty simple project using paint, stencils, and my finger.

McM


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Friday Craft, Art Journal 18

Another spread using Dylusions paints. I also use a bunch of stencils, some modeling paste, a stamp with letters and numbers, and a toilet paper roll for circles.

I got a package of Tim Holtz stickers with these phrases on sale, and it’s been a great addition to my art journal arsenal. This one says, “be open to whatever comes next”.

McM


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Friday Craft, Stamping Text

I’ve been exploring two alphabet stamp sets from my stash, one from Tim Holtz called Mini Worn Text and a new one from Concord & 9th called Sophisticated Script.

These two are quite different and great to have for cards, art journal spreads, and scrapbooking.

The Tim Holtz set is quite blocky and imperfect. Large and bold, able to stand out on an art journal spread but also usable for a one word card sentiment.

The Concord & 9th set is beautiful script that connect together to give the impression of handwritten calligraphy or brush lettering.

McM


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Return of the Mama

I want this blog to be a place of beauty and creativity. I attend to the business of my resistance on other platforms, and this page will be focused on my photography, craftiness, and positive thoughts.

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I need to keep my cup filled so I have the energy to sustain my resistance. This place will be fuel, not fire. I do not plan to address the state of the world here. Instead I will feed your eyes with light and color and handmade goodness.

I’m sure you get enough of the current event hash elsewhere.

I hope you’ll join me for a much needed break from all of that.

MCM