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"Create Joy" || Mini Junk Journal

I have the first page in my mini junk journal to share today! It is on ledger paper which I made sure to cover with clear gesso so the paper would hold up. it is a very Dina Wakley-esque page, with a splot of Dylusions Ink and some magenta paint. It came together very quickly, which is exactly what I wanted for this 'art everyday' venture. To see exactly how I made it, you can watch the process video at the end of this post. There is also a complete supply list with links to everything I used on this page. SUPPLIES: ⦁ Finnabair Clear Gesso ---- ⦁ Liquitex Basics Acrylic Paint Medium Magenta ---- ⦁ Dylusions Ink Spray Tangerine Dream ---- ⦁ Viva Las VegaStamps Cross Marks Background:   ---- ⦁ Archival Ink Pad Watering Can: ---- ⦁ Archival Ink Reinker in Watering Can: ----
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Mini Junk Journal || Art Everyday

After making a project for Finnabair's Art Daily Café, it really inspired me to want to take a little time everyday for myself to be creative. I decided to take a bunch of junk (packaging, scraps, magazine pages, fabric etc.) and make myself a mini art journal that I could use to be creative everyday. It was important the pages were small, to keep it manageable. It has a fabric cover and probably the easiest binding ever (just a straight stitch thru the sewing machine). If you want to see exactly how I made my mini junk journal, you can watch the process video at the end of this post. Thanks so much for looking! ~jenn

Art Journal Page || Finding My Way

Hey everyone! I have an art journal page to share with you today inspired by Finnabair's new venture The Art Daily Café . You can check out all about it here. Basically it's about carving out time for yourself everyday to be creative..whatever that looks like to you. I made a page especially inspired by some pages Finn showed in the intro video and beginning blog post about it. Watch the process here: Thanks for looking! ~jenn

Our Mixed Media Moods "Trust"

We are back, baby! DeeDee and I took a little break but we are back with our monthly collab "Our Mixed Media Moods. Every month one of us creates a mood board and then we create projects based on that mood board. We also create detailed process videos of our projects. So without further ado.... Here is this month's mood board! We are using transparent layers, transparency, fabric, stitching, text, vintage book text, wood, fibers, vintage sewing patterns, tissue paper, machine sewing, encaustic, weaving, scribbles and mark making, browns, tans, whites, creams, vintage colors For my project I used a lot of elements from the board. I started with using the color scheme. I also used transparent layers and book text. I used some resin papers and machine sewing. I even tried hand stitching. I stitched my chipboard word with white embroidery thread. I also tried some French knots under my main cluster.  I used the "trust" chipboard piece as m

Index Card A Day - Day 16

Hey everyone! Today's ICAD has lots of Tim Holtz and Distress goodness. Be sure to check out the process video and product list at the end of the post!         SUPPLIES (in order of appearence in video)

Index Card A Day - Day 14

Here is another ICAD and I'm still trying to use up the scrap and extras on my desk. PRODUCTS USED: Oxford Heavy Weight Index Cards, 3 Pebbles Jen Hadfield Cottage Living Patterned Paper Pad, 6 by 6-Inch Liquitex Professional White Gesso Surface Prep Medium, 16-oz Economy Masking Tape, 3-Inch Core, 3/4-Inch X 60 Yards, Natural Kraft Prima Marketing Weaving Finnabair Stencil, 7 x 9" 1 X White Tissue Paper 15 Doodle Dots 2 3/4 x 2 3/4 Dreamers Only by Cat Kerr 3/4 x 1 3/4 Ranger Wendy Vecchi Designer Series Archival Ink Pad, Watering Can Hampton Art - 7 Gypsies - Wood Mounted Stamps - Distress Background Tsukineko Full-Size StazOn Multi-Surface Inkpad, Jet Black Prima Marketing Finnabair Clear Stamp 2.5 x 3 Tim Holtz Trimmings Chevron Confetti Coats Thread & Zippers Dual Duty XP General Purpose Thread, 250-Yard, Parrot Blue Ranger Tim Holtz Distr