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Bryce Canyon National Park Art Journal Page

Art Journaling Metallic Paint Stamped Tissue Paper Acrylic Ink StampingOn this page, I wanted to pay tribute to Bryce Canyon National Park, which has a special place in my heart. I started with a background of blue paint. Then built up layers of brown, peach, metallic copper, and white to build the hoodoos of the park. I used acrylic ink to write the title and for the ink drops. I stamped a text border along the edge. Then stamped some tissue paper with a text stamp and used semi-gloss gel medium to apply it to the page.

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Whatever Pops In My Head

Product Labels Tissue Paper Stamping

This a page I actually made in November. The base of this page is “Sharpie ghosting” which I learned about on this video:

Sharpie Ghosting

The inspiration for this page came from the product label/cover from Corn Pops cereal bowls that are used in the lunch program where I work. I really liked the way the label looked. I also used the dull silver from the back of the label to make hearts. My MIL stamped the tissue paper I used on the page. It was gift wrap from a present she gave me. I like the cartoon-y feel of the page.

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Finding Balance

Serpentine Writing Collage

I have found it difficult to art journal and scrapbook during the same time period. I want to do both. I love them both for different reasons. But I find I am either doing one or the other.

After Christmas, I went on a scrapbooking binge. I am not a fast scrapbooker, but I made fifty pages from Christmas to the end of January.

This page is about my love of both hobbies, and how I want find balance with these hobbies. I want to be able to create works in both in the same week!

This page has spot painted tissue paper decoupaged in places. I also used stamping. I was playing with serpentine shapes in my writing on this one. I used some dollar bin Michael’s tape on this.

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Crafting Christmas Cards

tinfoil and tissue paper tree

Each year I set up a sweat shop in my kitchen and utilize some child labor to get my Christmas cards made. In other words, I make my cards with my children. I am still working on this year’s version (I’m feeling a bit behind), but I’ll share one from a few year’s past. This was one of my two favorites.

The idea is from this website, Bethany Actually. You need some tin foil, glue, tissue paper, glitter, and sequins. I stripped the kids down and set them to work glueing tissue paper to the tin foil. When that was done, I brushed glue over the top and sprinkled on silver glitter.

supplies glitter tin foil tissue paper glue

When dry, I cut the tree shapes with pinking sheers and glued them onto card bases. We added sequin ornament and  a star shaped sequin for the tree topper.

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