Sometimes I think that the word "Ephemera" is thrown around so much in the mixed media and art journaling world that it can become a confusing "jargon" word for many people. So I wanted to take a minute to break it down and show you exactly what it is and what a great (and free!) supply it can be!)
When it comes to time, no matter how creative we are, we just can't make more of it! So we have to make the most of the time that we do have available to us when we sit down to create. I'm sharing four tips here on how to make the most of your art journal time by using a few simple tools and steps to get more out of those precious minutes we can grab.
Join me for an art journal tutorial using Stencilgirl Stencils and products from Lindy's Stamp Gang!I'm creating a journal page using Roxanne Coble's stencils but using some really bold and bright colours instead. I had a lot of fun getting into some old skool embossing and doddling in lot's of details.
When working in my Art Journal one thing that never fails to spark my muse into action is my collection of paper scraps and ephemera. Diving into a big pile of gelli printed papers, found scraps and little bits sure makes my art heart super happy!
Check out the first part!
This is a follow up to my video post How to organise your Art Journal and stay inspired! I shared in this post how I organise and select paper pieces to work inside of my Art Journal so if you haven't visited that post hop over there now and then pop back here.
I got a really great response to that post and so many of you asked me to show you what I did with the little pieces I selected so this tutorial shows you just that!
Use your scraps to inspire
I used the colors found in my selected paper ephemera to inspire my color pallete for this journal spread. I love to use this method as sometimes staring at the blank page or the box of paint can be overwhelming! Using what you've already put down is a great way to get creative.
Honestly, sorting through my boxes and bags of papers and bits is one of my most favorite things to do and I know it will be for you as well. Just diving in and re discovering things you had forgotten or little bits you had stashed away for just the right project.
The little gold hearts I added in this spread had to have been sitting there for at least five years! You just never know what you're going to uncover!
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Let’s dig a little deeper!
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The workbook is broken into two sections. Firstly we look at your style and how to identify it with a series of excercises. The next section takes the elements of our style we already have and works on ways to grow it more, to push you (gently!) outside of your comfort zone!
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I'm sharing my top four tips on how to use comparisonitis to your advantage and turn this negative feeling into a positive one instead! Comparing ourselves with others is something that we all struggle with, especially when it comes to making and creating. So let's learn to turn this into a positive feeling instead!
If you're anything like me you have piles and piles of bits and pieces in your art stash. I'm sharing a really simple way of to organise your paper stash and actually get it used!
Collecting these pieces is amazing but soon your paper that you collected for inspiration and to use in your art journal. Follow my simple suggestions and soon you won't be stuck for ideas whenever you open your mixed media journal!