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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


Friday Craft, Art Journal 15

This week’s art journal page is pretty simple. A long time ago I had covered these pages with pattern pieces (bust that stash!) and then I covered the pages with acrylic paint, the limited palette I’m using for Art Journal Summer School.

Then I made circles with white paint, and once they were dry took gelatos to make very simple flowers.artjournal_flowergarden_gelatos-2

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Friday Craft, Art Journal 14

I gifted my art partner and myself with Art Journal Summer School through Bloknote Academy. A 10 week course, 2 lessons per week. Intended to be portable and taken with you during summer travels, the supply list is long but can be simplified.

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This is the second lesson from week one, simple doodled blooms with watercolor. Another loosening up exercise. The lesson leader uses fluid acrylics, which I don’t have and will not purchase so I used my watercolors. I have very very inexpensive student grade watercolors, so my final product isn’t as nice as I would like, but it was a fun process to get here and I learned a bunch.

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I love collecting art supplies so I am on a self-imposed hold, no more art supplies until I finish much of what I already have. Bust that stash!

MCM

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