Altered Compositon Notebook That Will Make you think outside the box

Altered Compositon Notebook That Will Make you think outside the box

Working inside an altered composition notebook had really pushed me to think outside the box when creating. I was stuck in my own head when it came to creating. I found shaking things up with this little notebook has really helped get me out of that creative rut.

How to stop comparing yourself to everyone!

How to stop comparing yourself to everyone!

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!

How to organise your Art Journal and stay inspired!

How to organise your Art Journal and stay inspired!

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!

Art Journal Gesso | Art Journal Background Ideas

Art Journal Gesso | Art Journal Background Ideas

Gesso is a supply that I think is often overlooked or only thought of as a basic prepping supply. But that is really doing this amazing medium a big disservice. I love to use gesso in lots of different ways in my art journals and I am sharing a really great background idea with you here in this video.

Stamping and Painting and Inking Oh My!

Sometimes when I sit down I just can't help myself and I have to throw everything but the kitchen sink in it. I try to restrain myself but then I remember it's my journal to do as I dang well please. I had a lot of fun with this spread!

 When I sit down to Art Journal it can be so easy to throw everything at it and it can be a lot of fun as well! In this Art Journal tutorial video I'm using some gorgeous ink and Roben-Marie Smith's stamps from her mixed media essentials set. #artjournal #mixedmedia #artjournaltutorial #artjournalideas

Stamp it up!

I'm using Roben-Marie Smith's Mixed Media Essentials stamp set for this spread and I have to say, it's one of my favourites. I may be a little biased though! (Love you Roben-Marie!) This stamp set has a great collection of small and larger hero image stamps and you get some great options in the sheet.

New Favourite Supply

It seems like every other week I have a new favourite supply but I am really in love with this new ink I bought from Windsor and Newton. The color is Carmine and it is the most amazing shade of pink magenta and it is super saturated. Blending it with water on this page did nothing to dull it's vibrancy, totally in love!

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Black is often a color which is overlooked when working with our mixed media projects. With so many other amazing colors available, it's easy to do.

Join me as we delve into the dark side of mixed media! Working with only a few supplies, let’s explore a variety of ways black and its values  can be used to create a gorgeous, layered art journal page.


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How to Save an Ugly Art Journal Page

We've all been there right? A page starts out OK but then very quickly decends into pure ugliness. This happened to me recently when I picked out one of the worst colors in my paint repertoire and there was a lot of work to get it somewhere I was happy with.

 There is nothing worse than an ugly art journal page is there? When I started working in my mixed media art journal this page was the WORST but I worked through it and managed to save it! Watch me create in my video art tutorial #mixedmedia #artjournal #artjournaltutorial

just keep going

I think that the most important thing to remember when working through the ugly phase is to remember that it is just a phase and you can reach the other side. There are lots of ways to work through it and for this time around I relied on my old friend, gesso to dilute the color and push it back again before moving on.

start over again

Remember, this is just paper and paint, everything can be fixed. Either by adding layers of more paint on top or even by painting over completley with gesso and starting from scratch. This is YOUR journal page and you can do what you dang well please.

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Please don't forget to subscribe to my youtube channel if you haven't already. That way you can be sure to not miss any tutorials that are coming up this month and many more to come!




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You can sign up right now for my free online class, Play with Black!

Black is often a color which is overlooked when working with our mixed media projects. With so many other amazing colors available, it's easy to do.

Join me as we delve into the dark side of mixed media! Working with only a few supplies, let’s explore a variety of ways black and its values  can be used to create a gorgeous, layered art journal page.

 

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