March Monthly Art Journal Spread

I am pretty surprised that I’ve kept this practice up for three months. Here is my completed March spread. I’m still having trouble with the small spaces. As I mentioned in previous posts, I’m just not sure there is enough room for me to write in this format. So to help me with this for…

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Marbling on Paper

I’m back with more marbling, but this time on paper. Unlike fabric which you prep by soaking in alum, for paper the alum water is painted on the paper. Mix up 1 teaspoon of alum in a cup of water and stir for several minutes until the alum is dissolved. Brush it on the paper…

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Haul Video: David Tutera Celebrate Card Line

Friday I received some amazing stuff to play with.¬† Click on my very first haul video to see what was in the box. As I mentioned on the video, I’ll be playing with this stuff and will bring you a tutorial next week. Stay tuned!

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Paper Bead Making

Wednesday I headed out to the East Branch Library to take a paper bead making class. This class was taught by crafty Ronda Haley. I had met Ronda at Joann’s several weeks ago while waiting to speak to someone in framing. She walked up to me and asked if I was Lynda with a blog!…

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Christmas Idea #2 – Quick and Easy Journal

This is one of the quickest art journals I’ve ever made. I could see this made with Christmas colors with pictures of the recipient. It could be given without painting – just blank – for an art journal friend to play in. It could be painted or papered in a theme as a mini-scrapbook to…

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Playing with watercolor sprays

I’m taking an online class – the second workshop in the Strathmore Visual Journal Online Workshop Series. You can still sign up and it’s free. Check it out HERE. In our second lesson of Workshop 2 we played with watercolors. One of the major things I learned was how to make my watercolors into sprays.…

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