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Watercolor illustration of a profile woman

Lately, I find myself digging so much into illustrations and watercolor. Although I love to get messy and splash the acrylic paint on my art journal pages, sometimes I feel an urge to create some simple, fast illustrations. Why I love illustrations?
by The creativeMAG on Jun 15, 2014

Hand-bound art journal

One of my followers on Instagram, Anne-Laure Jacquart, asked me how I bound the art journal I have posted on Instagram. The truth is that it takes some time and ability to bound a hand-book, but it's nothing very fancy, really.The idea to make a...
by The creativeMAG on Jun 13, 2014

A piece of Bucharest

Tonight I took the time to do some watercolor painting in my art journal. And as I did paint after a photo taken in Barcelona, I thought I should do the same painting after a photo that pictures the old city of Bucharest, using a photo I found on int...
by The creativeMAG on Jun 2, 2014

A piece of Barcelona

If I were to talk about my journey to Barcelona, I couldn't do it otherwise but in drawings. I love to sketch different moments spent in Catalonia's capital. They all come to life when you draw the pictures into a paper and add some watercolor to it.
by The creativeMAG on May 27, 2014

ART JOURNAL: FLOWER STUDY SKETCH

Supplies I used for this: Sakura Koi Watercolor Sets, WaterColors, Set of 12  Strathmore Visual Journals  Sakura Pigma Micron Pen, Black OTHER POSTS YOU MAY ENJOY: SUMMER SUN WATERCOLORS PAINTED SPECKLED ROCK EGGS "HEALING MEADOW" OR...

#epicroadtrip2014 TRAVEL ART JOURNAL

In a couple of weeks I'll be leaving for California to go on an epic road trip from California to Ohio.  For the rest of the summer, we'll be in Ohio taking some trips to Michigan and other summer spots in the area. Not sure how long I'll be t...

a card & THE WINNER...

well...we got the word loud & clear...you guys love tim's newest mini distress pads too!I agree...they are just plain CUTE!thanks too for the kind words about my art journal page...making art makes me happy...I had 2 emails asking how the ab...
by studio 490 art on Apr 16, 2014

POCKET SIZED ART JOURNALS

These little art journals started out as a plain memo pad but add a little gesso, a lot of color, some doodling and you have a pocket sized art journal!I plan on keeping one with me for the times a have just a few minutes to work.I'm thinking one wil...

another art journal page...

just popping in for a quick hello...I snuck in a little play with another art journal page...the dots are the polka dotty stencil, with translucent embossing paste...while the paste was wet, I sprinkled on some frosted crystal embossing powder &...
by studio 490 art on Apr 7, 2014

Collaborative Art Journal Cover

Hello!Last weekend I got together with two of my best art friends, Patti Tolley Parrish and Donna Walsh. We try to get together once a month to just be together and make art.  On Saturday, Patti was super excited because her new line of stencils...
by ten thirty-six arts and crafts on Mar 20, 2014

PaperArtsy Day 3 - Art Journal Page with Video - Part 3

Hello!Thank you so much for all your lovely feedback - it means a lot to me!  I'm back again today to wrap up the video series on the creation of an art journal page over on the PaperArtsy blog.  Today I'll be showing you how I do my letter...
by ten thirty-six arts and crafts on Mar 18, 2014

PaperArtsy Day 2 - Art Journal Page with Video - Part 2

Hello!Welcome back!  Today I'm sharing Part 2 of the creation of an art journal page for the PaperArtsy blog.  Today we'll be working on the collage, using some of my new stamps on Fresco painted papers, as well as some vintage maps.  ...
by ten thirty-six arts and crafts on Mar 17, 2014

PaperArtsy Day 1 - Art Journal Page with Video

Hello!It's that time of the month again.... (haha)... I'm back on the PaperArtsy blog for the next three days, and I'll be sharing the creation of an art journal page using PaperArtsy Fresco Finish paints, some stamping with my new stamps, collage, a...
by ten thirty-six arts and crafts on Mar 16, 2014

ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH DRIED PRESSED FLOWERS

I bought a vintage book a couple of years ago and found that there were dried flowers pressed in between the book pages.  It looks like a rose and some rose petals.I decided to pay tribute to whomever dried these flowers and incorporated them in...

Soul Conversations

Even after years of art journaling, I still create many things I don't especially like. Take this spread for example: while I like the color scheme and individual elements, the whole leaves me – I can't put my finger on it. Unsettled? Needled? Unco...
by MyPeaceTree on Mar 8, 2014

Art Journal Page - Leaves as Wings

Hello!Well, here we are on week #2 and I've got another journal page to share from my PaperArtsy journal. Today we'll be using stamps from EEV02 and EEV04.I gessoed the page and then crated a background using PaperArtsy fresco paints: zesty zing, tan...

The Powerful Play Goes On...

Hello!I started a new art journal recently and wanted to share a new page.  I've always loved the movie "Dead Poets Society" and especially one of the lines where Robin Williams' character quotes Walt Whitman poem... "the powerful play goes on,...
by ten thirty-six arts and crafts on Feb 28, 2014

art journal page...

I have a quickie post with a large art journal page to share today...I like to combine new stuff with older, that we already have...I grabbed 4 of my archival colors...plus jet black archival... this stencil...the new add a stencil...this new li...
by studio 490 art on Feb 26, 2014

art journal self portrait...

this is one of those "things" that takes on a life of it's own...I had a general idea of what I wanted to do for this art journal page...I cut out a bunch of flowers & leaves, but didn't use any of them...it's another Ranger specialty stamping pa...
by studio 490 art on Feb 21, 2014

7 MEDICAL SUPPLIES FOR ART JOURNALING

As a nurse, I look at medical supplies a liiiittttttllllle differently.  Here's a few to use in art journaling.Pour paints and ink in them for portion control. You can use top for making circular marks in your journal.  Use it as a mini mea...


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