New spooky art journal page!!! I had some fun altering a Mona Lisa face stamp to create a witch on this page. Distress Ink, collage, textile paint, and acrylic paint all came together to create a cool little page. I really love elements of this page, but as a whole it’s not my favorite. Hope you enjoy the techniques I used!
Okay, so this is one of the simplest (simplest-looking, anyway) pages I’ve ever created. I am a HUGE American Horror Story fan and was so excited about the new season called “Freakshow”. A lot of the ads had women in corsets and I’ve always loved the image of the corset. In an effort to remember my excitement for American Horror Story and, of course, Halloween, I decided to make this entire page just a giant laced-up corset. Hope you enjoyed this technique…Imagine how you can use this technique in all sorts of projects…ATC’s, smaller elements on art journal pages, scrapbook pages, etc.
New art journal page!!! This page isn’t one of my favorites, but I really wanted to journal about how Halloween was approaching (the page was made in September). Halloween is my favorite holiday, so I always gets excited about October!!!
This page wasn’t very technique-heavy. It used collage, paint, Distress Ink, canvas, stamps with Archival Ink on tissue paper, and that pretty much called it a day! I have a few more halloween-themed pages heading your way this month!!!
Why not use the materials and supplies we use in our craft rooms in ways which will help us in real life?! I bought a Kindle Paperwhite (WHICH I LOVE, by the way!) so that I could get most of my textbooks in digital format which will help with transportation, switching between books, and reading in the dark. I needed a case, so I bought one from Amazon…for $45.00. My wife was not overly happy about that. So, I told her I would cancel the order and MAKE ONE!
I used a canvas dropcloth (from the hardware store) to sew a simple pocket case with a piece of grungeboard in it to act as a stabilizer. I then added a small magnet in the bottom right corner so that the Kindle would turn on and off as I put it in and took it out of the case (a cool feature that they don’t tell you about unless you buy the case from them.
Then I added some acrylic paint, some stamping, and glued some embellishments on. I’m really happy with how it came out and know it’s safe in its canvas house with the grungeboard backing! Hope you enjoy this and get inspired to use your art on something in your every day life!