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Week 34 of 52: Ochre

It’s the last full week of August! Last week, I have decided not to post my planner’s weekly spread (in green) due to lack of time and I wanted to post more personal and work-related posts on my blog. I believed I have been focusing more on the p...
by permanent traces on Aug 24, 2016

The rainbow after the rain

I’ve just finished facing a very stressful and crazy week! Praise Jesus for the strength and the blessings He has given me last week in order to survive. This is why for this week, I decided to put more colors for my planner. As the usual goes, I h...
by permanent traces on Aug 9, 2016

Gryffindor, the bravest [Week 31/52]

Hello there, August! Starting this week with creativity just made my heart so jubilant, it might have exploded, though I was a day late for my planner update here on my blog! This is because I have launched my first Bullet Journal yesterday! I spent...
by permanent traces on Aug 2, 2016

My Starbucks x Moleskine Planner

Maybe I haven’t been blogging and writing about my addiction to planners, but ever since I was in my third year in High School. Years and years in school urged me to buy one planner for the entire school year. I started out with the Candy School Pl...
by permanent traces on Jul 15, 2016

Mixed Media Journal Page Inspired by Jamie Dougherty

Mmmmm June's Colour Challenge colours are from the Grease themed Beauty School Dropout set from Lindy's Stamp Gang, and they are pretty and fun - so what did I do - I watered them down and used them to add extremely subtle colour to a journal page! I...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Jun 1, 2016

LSG June Color Challenge - Mixed Media Journal Page Inspired by Jamie Dougherty

Mmmmm June's Colour Challenge colours are from the Grease themed Beauty School Dropout set from Lindy's Stamp Gang, and they are pretty and fun - so what did I do - I watered them down and used them to add extremely subtle colour to a journal...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Jun 1, 2016

GIVEAWAY! Art Journal Summer School 2016

The most colourful & creative summer course is BACK! Art Journal Summer School is running for another year and I’m so happy to be part of the teacher lineup again! You can register your spot at the super Early Bird Price right now (price r...
by Iris Impressions Art on May 16, 2016

‘Let Go’ New Inspirational Art Video

I’ve been so busy this past month creating my new course Abstract Watercolour Flowers. Now that most of the work is done I can come back to making some different art again. I’m rediscovering my love for mixed media art journaling and jour...
by Iris Impressions Art on Apr 29, 2016

GIVEAWAY! ArtistCellar stencil set & new art video

UPDATED UPDATED UPDATED THE WINNER IS: Miriam Gault Congratulations Miriam!!! You have been contacted to claim your prize of this set of awesome stencils. Thank you to everyone for entering, your wonderful ideas on how to use these stencils (I’...
by Iris Impressions Art on Apr 7, 2016

a large art journal page...

it started like this...I cut a large page  from specialty stamping paper...and sized it to fit the large art journal cover...about 8 ½ x 6 inches...I misted on some leaf green archival spray & some sky blue archival spra...
by studio 490 art on Mar 28, 2016

back from FABULOUS Carson!

well...things didn't go quite as planned, but all is good...very good...I had big plans to post lots of demo photos on Instagram...and maybe even to test drive Periscope...B U T...we were B U S Y!REALLY...SUPER B U S Y...holy cow! these ladies h...
by studio 490 art on Mar 18, 2016

Start To Finish – Raven – Mixed Media Painting Walkthrough

Start To Finish is an ongoing series in which I share the progress on a painting from start to finish and I tell you a bit about my process and the different steps. Click here to view all posts in this series. I’ve seen birds as a theme in a lo...
by Iris Impressions Art on Feb 25, 2016

art journal page tutorial...

this is one very L O N G post...I got carried away with the photos...but I do think they help to get the picture across...ok...that was corny...***at the end of the post, there is a special SALE code...***I had no real page plan when I star...
by studio 490 art on Nov 16, 2015

Doodling Tricks & Tips: Using up Your Leftover Ink or Paint

I've mentioned before that I will often use leftover spray ink, paint etc to add colour to a blank page. Yes I really do this and when feeling a bit aimless I will use one of these pre-coloured random backgrounds. As you may expect the results ar...
by Sparkle Tart by Kate Palmer on Sep 8, 2015

Make A Summer Mini Album With Janna Werner

Make A Summer Mini Album With Janna Werner I have been very lucky to work with the incredibly talented Janna Werner many times and she’s a total inspiration to me, so I was very excited when Janna submitted lots of... The post Make A Summer Min...
by Heart Handmade on Jul 1, 2015

Daler Rowney Sketchbook? Half way done!

Here is a flip through my mini Daler Rowney Sketchbook. This is half way completed, and I'll probably do another flip through when it's done completely. There are mostly watercolors washes because the paper is so thin, but all in all, it's a great sk...
by The creativeMAG on Jun 19, 2015

read all about it...

or maybe the title should be...read all about me!yikes...I'm honored to be interviewed today, by Susan from irreversibly Moi...I answered some fun questions and I also shared some of my MOST favorite art journal pages...for this large ...
by studio 490 art on Jun 15, 2015

Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker video book review

Hello dear ones! Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker book just arriver yesterday and I thought it would be nice to make a short video flip though so you can see what's inside. In the video below I'll show you some of the art materials I use...
by The creativeMAG on Jun 6, 2015

Derwent Art Journal Flip through - creativemag.ro

Flipping through one of my most loved art journals - Derwent Classic Book are perfect alternative to more expensive ones. They don't have super high quality paper, but they are great for mixed media, especially if you gesso the pages first. I seldom...
by The creativeMAG on Apr 23, 2015

From my Sketchbook: Pensieri, Parole e Colori

 Colgo l'occasione per staccare la spina dall'argomento Pasqua e per rendervi partecipi di qualche pagina del mio sketchbook. Vi va? Nonostante provi un'immensa difficoltà a condividere le mie pagine personali, mi sembra anche equo, giusto e co...


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