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Art journal ideas

I had posted a partial #wip (#workinprogress) back HERE, and finally completed the page yesterday at my stamp club – and I was so excited to be done! This one was way more intricate than anything I had done before – so by the time I got to the last section I was toast. LOL. I finally finished one of my art journal ideas!

Folks on Instagram wanted a little more info so I figured I’d post it here and give you guys some links to the products used – at least all the ones I can find. I’m not sure who makes the clock stencil; I received it from an overseas Secret Santa (it’s actually an alarm clock, I just cut off the top ringer parts. Nobody needs a clock that makes noise anymore, right? rofl!)

The inspiration for this piece came from THIS painting – big thanks to Dean Russo for the inspiration! I did a little stamping, along with a lot of doodling and coloring! Even a little stencilling too.

As for the Dylusions art journal–the paper isn’t the ‘perfect’ kind to use with Copics, but it works well nonetheless. Remember…it’s an art journal and isn’t about “perfect” Copic coloring. It’s all about experimenting. I can get plenty enough blending going on to be able to quickly test out techniques that will translate well to my Neenah later on. It does bleed through a lot; I’m coloring every other spread, and will add adhesive to the “backs” to cover that bleeding. Or else I could add paper on top, but right now I’m not overly concerned about using absolutely every side of every page.

The stamped sentiment, Dream until your dreams come true, is from a stamp set that’s in a bunch of the OWH fundraiser envelopes HERE… your chances of ending up with that one are pretty good!

As for videos – I didn’t shoot any coloring of the Dream page above, but I did show one of my art journal ideas on a page in the video below (click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube)….supplies list for this Paper Smooches page is HERE.

And there’s a video below with the Julie Nutting doll, and I just noticed it’s over 3,000 views so I guess folks liked it!….Enjoy it below or click HERE to watch in HD on YouTube. If you want to see the blog post with supplies – click HERE.

I haven’t created a cover for my art journal ideas yet – working on what to “call” it. It’s going to be an all-Copic journal (I may get another journal to use with other media)….so I want some kind of special title. If you have ideas, leave them in the comments, I’d love some ideas!

Things of note

  1. Well over 150 copies of THIS have been sent to me. Stopped counting…hoping it dies down soon! ha.
  2. I just bought one of THESE and one of THESE for my trip to Europe and can’t WAIT.
  3. I’m ecstatic that my stamps and dies are now ORGANIZED! Picked up a bunch of THESE to do that – and THESE for the dies. I am delirious. Note that the envelopes I’m using are the heavyduty kind (though I’m not replacing the thinner ones I had bought previously. Just as I add, I’m adding the heavy ones.)


I’m looking forward to sharing more of my art journal ideas with you in the future…this book has lots of pages!