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Art Journal Page With Glitter Stickers

Metallic Paint Glitter Foam Stickers

I love glitter! The blog IS named Glitter N Glue, so I’m sure you assumed that. I found these awesome glittered foam leaf stickers at the dollar store, so I had to use some of them on an art journal page!

I started with a background of Folk Art metallic copper paint. I LOVE this paint. The color is super, and it is so shiny. I wanted to add a path of a paint across the page that was lighter and dull copper-ish. I mixed various paint combos, but nothing came out right. I was getting frustrated and becoming surrounded by little pots of the wrong colors. So eventually, I gave up and went with the mix that I liked best. This one was a bit to pinky for my taste.  I added the stickers, and then filled in extra space with spirals.

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Fingerprint Doodles

Fingerprint Doodles Ink Ed Emberley

I wanted to do a page like this. I love the idea of turning fingerprints into “things.” I’ve only seen the cover, but I know Ed Emberley has a whole book about doing this. I painted a watercolor background first, then randomly made fingerprints all over the page using Staz-On ink. A recommendation to anyone wanting to try this: think about the color ink you want to use for the fingerprints. I didn’t. I would have used a light color ink. Because I used black ink I had to keep switching pens while drawing black to white and white to black. It worked out okay. Switching pens was a minor inconvenience. I also thought a few of the drawings looked a little strange because of the white pen work on the fingerprint (check out those people faces–scary). Maybe a different colored ink would/fingerprint would have worked out better.

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Zentangle

Zentangle

I saw some of these images online, and thought I would try one. They look so cool. These things are supposed to be relaxing. I was frustrated and stressed by the end of it. If I had made it coaster sized and not 9 x 12-ish or if I had worked on over several days, maybe then it would have been relaxing. But this caused me tension. It just seemed to go on and on. Now I love the look. And next time, I will break the process down into pieces. You can find some cool pieces doing a Zentangle search on Google images. Here is a Zentangle web site.

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Paint Calms Me

Metallic Acrylic Paint

The background of this page is Folk Art metallic paint. I have an addiction to metallic paint! I love the look of it! So shiny! I find it calming just to gesso and background paint page. I love the feel of the paint brush spreading the paint. It feeds my soul. I made myself make a large swirl for this page. I was scared to do it. But I did it, and it is not that bad! I used a large black Sharpie and a Bic Wite-Out correction pen.

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I Love Potato People

Acrylic Paint Sharpie

I love this stage of drawing that children go though. Kids art is so unpretentious and endearing. I drew a potato person on the page and added some swirls. My potato person did not come out as well as a genuine kid version.

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Uni-Ball Watercolor Resist Art Journaling Page

Uni-Ball Watercolors

One of my favorite pages. I wrote the names of people and animals that have been in my life the last few years with a white Uni-Ball Signo pen. Then I washed watercolor over the page. I doodled the heart with wings and page border. I painted thinned red Folk Art metallic paint over the heart and polka dotted it over the page. I used thinned white paint for the wings and right page edge.

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Watercolor Resist Doodles

Watercolor Resist Doodles

I doodled with crayons then washed over the page with black watercolor paints. This was a fun play page. I love watercolor resist. Wonder and magic do exist in the world, if you look through the right lenses. I finished off the page with some bright white doodles using a Bic Wite-Out Correction Pen.

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