Saturday, January 30, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Roots"

A few years ago, my mom gave me a photo album filled with vintage black and white photographs of my relatives.

So, I created an altered book dedicated to making art journal-type pages for these photos. The book is a vintage math book. I tore some pages out and then glued 2 or 3 pages together for sturdiness.
 

 
The only two requirements for my pages in this book is, I want the entire book to have a vintage-y feel and I want each page to have quite a bit of space for journaling. I plan on getting the story behind each photo (if my mom knows it) and adding it to the page.

 
 


This page has a tag that slips behind the photo that I plan to journal on all about the photo. Right now all I know is (I think) the man in the photo is my great grandfather. I want to not only include dates and locations, but if my mother knows a little story or antidote about the person in the photo, I want to include that as well.

 



 
Process Video:


Supplies:
Golden Molding Paste: http://amzn.to/1OVidbh
Maggie Holmes “Open Book” Paper: http://tinyurl.com/h8hd7wn

Finnabair Stamp “Messy”: http://amzn.to/1RUkXYh
Finnabair Stamp “Bubbles”: http://tinyurl.com/hhen8x6
Staz-On ink in Black: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45
Staz-On ink in “Timber Brown”: http://amzn.to/1OVib2V
Finnabair Texture Paste Clear Crackle: http://tinyurl.com/z54ocj3
Finnabair “Honeycomb” Stencil; http://amzn.to/1P2ISAD
Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst Spray in Fuzzy Navel Peach
Silks Acrylic Glaze in Pomegranate: http://amzn.to/20ywG1Q
Silks Acrylic Glaze in “Rustic Rose”: (from this set) http://tinyurl.com/zkmqxhe
(individual pot): http://amzn.to/23yO219
Silks Acrylic Glaze in “Warm Gray”: (from this set) http://tinyurl.com/zkmqxhe
(Individual pot): http://amzn.to/1P2IqCu
Tim Holtz “Metal Nature Adornments”: http://tinyurl.com/hh5lsys
Tim Holtz “Muse Tokens”: http://tinyurl.com/zbyyvvo
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Micaceous Iron Oxide
Finnabair Mechanicals “Mini Brads”: http://tinyurl.com/gkq8krx
7 Gypsies Script Stamp “Very Beautiful” Stamp Set: http://amzn.to/23yNMPD
Circle Drywall Tape
Tim Holtz Filmstrip: http://tinyurl.com/gpbmzoy
Tim Holtz “Mini Worn Text” Stamp: http://tinyurl.com/hcsd474
Tim Holtz "Small Talk" stickers: http://tinyurl.com/gwxdbb2           
Tombo Mono Multi Glue: http://tinyurl.com/hjwjh76

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45

Thanks so much for looking!
~Jenn

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Twitter: @mixmediajenn
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com

 

 
 
 

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mini Matchbox Art Journal (Part I)


The other day I was looking at an empty cigarette pack when it hit me, make a few cuts and this would make the perfect matchbox mini! What a perfect way to make something disgusting into something beautiful.


 

I did not actually use the cigarette pack, but it did inspire the measurements for the matchbox I did make.


BOX MEASUREMENTS:

Watercolor Outside Piece:

5 ¾” Long Scored at 2 ½” and 3 ¼”
4 ¼” Wide Scored at ¾” and 3 ½”


Black Cardstock Drawer Piece:

4” x 4” scored at ¾” on all sides


It's called "Little Talks" because I plan to fill the mini journal with a few positive affirmations. We all have those little talks with ourselves, be it positive or negative. I want to fill it with all the positive little talks I should be having with myself on a daily basis.
 
Be sure to keep an eye out for Part II, where I add and embellish the mini art journal that goes inside the box!

Supplies Used:
Cold Press Watercolor Paper: http://amzn.to/1QqonCv
Black Cardstock: http://amzn.to/1Qqoo9r
Deli Paper: http://amzn.to/1Vf8vSA
Darice Plastic Canvas “Round”: http://amzn.to/1Vf8D4A (the link is for a smaller size circle than theone I use, but it’s all the same)
Golden Fluid Acrylic in “Hansa Yellow Medium”: http://amzn.to/1QqoA8P
Dina Wakley “Affirmations” Stencil: http://amzn.to/1PKv0uI
Americana Neon in “Sizzling Pink”: http://amzn.to/1Vf8JsS
Golden Acrylic in “Fluorescent Magenta”: http://amzn.to/1PKv7q7
Ronda Palazzari Stencil “The Story”: http://tinyurl.com/h5zeraq
Dina Wakley Stamp Set “Collaged Heart”: http://amzn.to/1QqoLkq
8” x 10” Gelli Plate: http://amzn.to/1QqoJsE
Liquitex Ink in Titanium White: http://amzn.to/1Vf8UEA
Dr. Ph Martin's India Ink in “Yellow Ochre”: http://amzn.to/1Vf8Y7j
Dr. Ph. Martin's Bombay India Ink Set of 12 (Set 2): http://amzn.to/1PKvm4z
Dina Wakley Matte Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/1REmDXm
Balck and white mini alphabets stickers: http://amzn.to/1PKvuRu (similiar but not the same as theones used in the video)
Tim Holtz Rose Resin Heirloom Roses: http://amzn.to/1Qqp3rB
 
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Mine Moleskine Art Journal: http://amzn.to/1VRWxiG
Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media Vellum): http://amzn.to/1HuVLQw
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/1REmDXm
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Black Staz-On Ink Pad: http://amzn.to/1lqxO8z
Fude-Ball Pen 1.5mm: http://amzn.to/1lEejcv
 
Thanks for looking!
~Jenn
PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mixedmediajennfriends
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com

 

 

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Artist Gang Tuesday

It's official! My very first post for Donna Downey's Artist Gang!

I made this 12x12 canvas using 3 of Donna's Signature Stencils as well as a stamp set.


Check out the blog post for the full supply list and a video tutorial.

Thanks for looking!
~Jenn
PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mixedmediajennfriends
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Look on the Bright Side"


This page started with a tag I saw on Kassa Hayselden’s Instagram feed. She somehow takes a bunch of Dylusions Paint colors and Dina Wakley Paint colors and makes beautiful, colorful projects. I saw this tag and had to try to recreate it.

Since the tag is so colorful, I felt I needed some black and white to set it off. I have this stack of black and white papers that I have been hoarding from SereneBee that I thought would be perfect for this.


 The process for this page:

Supplies:
Heidi Swapp Stencil “Sunshine”: http://amzn.to/1n6WzaV
Scribbly Women Stamp by Dina Wakley: http://amzn.to/1Nc2Re8
NeoColor II Crayons:
Light Grey: http://amzn.to/1RUkKEv
Lime Green: http://amzn.to/1n6WIeE
Pink: http://amzn.to/1RUkOnI
Tim Holtz “Small Talk” Phrases: http://amzn.to/1RUkVjb
Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Finnabair Stamp “Messy”: http://amzn.to/1RUkXYh
Heidi Swapp Ink Pad in "Teal"
Golden Fluid Acrylic in Hansa Yellow Medium: http://amzn.to/1Nc3h46
 
 
For the Tag:
Liquitex Light Modeling Paste: http://amzn.to/1n6XEQa
Prima “Honeycomb” Stencil: http://tinyurl.com/h6k3xvo
Dylusions Paints:
Lemon Zest: http://amzn.to/1Nc3l3G
Squeezed Orange: http://amzn.to/1RUlkSK
Bubblegum Pink: http://amzn.to/1RUlmdo
Cut Grass: http://amzn.to/1RUlx8B
London Blue: http://amzn.to/1ZBJveE
Dina Wakley Media:
Blackberry Violet: http://amzn.to/1ZBK9ZQ
Magenta: http://amzn.to/1ZBK7Bh
Tim Holtz Stencil Dots Fade: http://amzn.to/1n6YkFf
Mini Ink Blending Tool: http://amzn.to/1RUmjT9
 
Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Dina Wakley Gel Medium: http://amzn.to/20N3oO8
Black Staz-on: http://amzn.to/1OcKA45

Thanks so much for looking!
~Jenn
 
PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mixedmediajennfriends
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com
Write to me (be sure to include a return address!):
Jenn Engle
PO Box 385
Leesport, Pa 19533
USA

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Art Journal Page - "Be Kind to Yourself"


If you have been following me for awhile, it is probably no shock I am in love with Dina Wakley. I stalk her blog and instagram. I have every book and DVD she has put out. I am obsessed. But usually when I make a page inspired by her, it ends up looking exactly like her style. I have been trying lately to make pages taking her techniques but not copying her. It's hard when I like her style so much.

I don't think I succeeded in making this page look less like hers and more like mine, but oh well. Here it is:




Here is my process:
 

Supplies Used:
Tissue Paper from Target
A Gold & White Polka Dot from Amazon: http://amzn.to/1SNdoDF
Liquitex Matte Medium: http://amzn.to/1SNdqeN
Archival Ink Watering Can: http://amzn.to/1SNdtqT
Dina Wakley Stamp Set "WoodCuts": http://amzn.to/1SNdviE
Finnabair Stamp "Peeled Paint": http://amzn.to/1SNdyLj
Finnabair Stamp "Messy Text": http://amzn.to/1SNdACP
Finnabair Stamp Set "Don't Forget to Fly": http://amzn.to/1SNdDPc
Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay India Ink in "Aqua": http://amzn.to/1SNdJ9k
Dr. Ph Martin's Bombay India Ink Set of 12 (Set 2): http://amzn.to/1SNdNWL
Dina Wakley "Woodcuts" Stamp: http://amzn.to/1SNdviE
Black Staz-On: http://amzn.to/1lqxO8z
Gelli Plate: http://amzn.to/1SNdQBM
Polyester Hot Pink Thread: http://amzn.to/1SNdWcI
Janome SchoolMate Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/1SNdYBd
Distress Paint in Cracked Pistachio: http://amzn.to/1SNe100
Dina Wakley Crafters Workshop Stencil "Spilled Hearts": http://amzn.to/1SNe3VJ
Dina Wakley Stamp Set "Scribbly Women" (used for the sentiment): http://amzn.to/1l4aP2f
Golden High Flow Titanium White: http://amzn.to/1l4aUmA

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media Vellum): http://amzn.to/1HuVLQw
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Dina Wakley Gel Medium:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Black Staz-On Ink Pad: http://amzn.to/1lqxO8z
Fude-Ball Pen 1.5mm: http://amzn.to/1lEejcv

Thanks for looking!
Jenn

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mixedmediajennfriends
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/users/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com
Write to me (be sure to include a return address!):
Jenn Engle
PO Box 385
Leesport, Pa 19533
USA

 
 

















Saturday, January 9, 2016

Mini Moleskine Art Journal Page - "Changes"


When I first got some of the Dylusions Paints, I’ll be honest, I did not like them. It was obviously user error, because everyone else made them look gorgeous. I just couldn’t get them to blend nicely and I didn’t like the colors without being blended. But, I was determine and after playing around with different applications, I finally found applying/blending with a baby wipe gave me the most beautiful blend. Now, I love them and cannot get enough.
 
This is a double page spread in my mini moleskine. I just had to play with as many colors as possible, so I chose to have cool colors on one side and warm on another.

 

I have to admit, after I applied the mask/stencil of the girls, I didn’t really know what to do. When all else fails, scribble journal! That’s what I call the scribbly, loopy version of writing that I like to do in my journal. It totally came together after that for me.

I took a quote from my “Words” Pinterest board and also added a few of my own words. I love having a bunch of quotes saved to my Pinterest to use at a moment’s notice.
The process video for this page: 
 
 

Supplies Used:
Mine Moleskine Art Journal: http://amzn.to/1VRWxiG
Dylusions Paint in:
Fresh Lime: http://amzn.to/1RetLtj
Cut Grass: http://amzn.to/1RetLcQ
Vibrant Turquoise: http://amzn.to/1S9wbJR
Bubblegum Pink: http://amzn.to/1RetNBy
Squeezed Orange: http://amzn.to/1S9wdBw
Lemon Zest: http://amzn.to/1RetQxb
Black Marble: http://amzn.to/1RetRBe
Crafters Workshop “Striped Leaves” Stencil: http://amzn.to/1Ret6Ix
Finnabair Stencil “Grungy Grid”: http://amzn.to/1ResZfP
Tim Holtz Stencil “Dots Fade”: http://amzn.to/1ResG4J
Dina Wakley Stencil ”Tracks”: http://amzn.to/1VRXBmG
Dina Wakley Mask “Graphic Shapes”: http://amzn.to/1ResClz
Dina Wakley Ladies Mask/Stencil “Casey & Penelope”: http://amzn.to/1ResSks
Tim Holtz Chit Chat Phrases: http://amzn.to/1ResnqG
Tim Holtz Visual Artisty “Lost & Found”: http://amzn.to/1ResrXq
Momento Tuxedo Black Ink: http://amzn.to/1RespPq
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
India Ink: http://amzn.to/1ReszpL

Items Used For (most) Every Project:
Strathmore Visual Journal (Mixed Media Vellum): http://amzn.to/1HuVLQw
Dina Wakley Paint Brushes: http://amzn.to/1RwKc0P
Dina Wakley Gel Medium:
Ranger CraftMat Non-Stick Work Surface: http://amzn.to/1KNpPHf
Fabri-Tac: http://amzn.to/1KNqQ26
Black Watercolor Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv0rx
Stabilo Marks-All Pencil: http://amzn.to/20tv2iX
Collage Pauge: http://amzn.to/1lhZcFH
Plastic Palette Knives: http://amzn.to/1MlEIm2
Darice Heating Tool: http://amzn.to/1lhZkoM
Golden Gesso: http://amzn.to/1kIAePl
Project Life Date Stamp: http://amzn.to/1kIADkw
Black Staz-On Ink Pad: http://amzn.to/1lqxO8z
Fude-Ball Pen 1.5mm: http://amzn.to/1lEejcv


Thanks for looking!
~Jenn 

PLACES TO FIND ME:
Instagram @mixedmediajenn
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/MixMediaJenn/
Facebook: www.facebook.com/mixedmediajennfriends
Blog: www.mixedmediajenn.blogspot.com
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/jenniferengle22
Email is the easiest way to get a quick response from me:
Gmail: jenniferengle22@gmail.com