Mama Carrie Makes


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


Friday Craft, Art Journal 12

This spread is inspired by the work of Mimi Bondi, she posts tutorials on the YouTube. Her style is very intuitive, just begin with a basic technique and see where the page takes you.

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She recommends using a limited palette. Start by spreading paint on your pages with your fingers. Let the first layer dry and spread some more paint. Once you’re happy with the background, move on to stencils or stamps. Then perhaps doodle, or add some text, or more paint. Repeat until you’re happy with the result.

MCM

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Friday Craft, Art Journal 06

These pages are ‘done’ but I’m feeling like they need something more. A quote perhaps?

ArtJournal_Chevrons ArtJournal_PinkOrangeYellowThe first page was inspired by the prompt “White Space”. I am definitely a filler of the page, as evidenced by the second sample here. It was a good exercise for me to stop adding elements and color.

The second page was inspired by a new purchase of some gelatos, which are very similar to oil pastels. It just feels, incomplete somehow. I would even say that the first page feels more finished than the second.

What do you think?

MCM

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