Photo Shoot: From Desk to Done, #30, Day 5.

FDD 30 Photo Shoot

Another memory saved!  Yay!

Based on the sketch, I shared yesterday.  Here are a few steps I took:

  • Misted the page in blues and green
  • I altered the Prima Stamp so that her clothing closely mimicked my own.
  • Added a few paint spots.
  • Used rub ons for the title and added journaling to finish it up.

So cute, just as it is.  Not sure I’ll be turning my painted pages into BADASS pages…I think they’re pretty BADASS, as is.   I love the look and ease of creating with paint.    See ya back here on Monday for From Desk to Done, No. 30!

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April 16 Art Journal Party Replay

journal Week 15 Party Animals

Another WONDERFUL, CREATIVE time was had by all last night!  If you missed the Art Journal Pajama Party you missed another SUPER night of creativity and fun!

I want to thank everyone that came out to create with me.  I had a FUN time creating,  as usual and I hope you did too!

Here I share the DOODLED art journal page we created.  Doodling is not something I typically do. However, I must admit I really enjoyed this process.  I just might doodle a bit more often.

Supplies used:   Club Scrap Take Wing Stencil, Gesso, DecoArt Acrylic Paint, WOW Acrylic Stamps, Dylusions Mists.

About this page:   This page is my entry for Week 15 of Journal 52 Prompt: Party animals.  My birds are having an art party!

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Be Inspired. From Desk to Done #30, Day 4.

FDD 30 sketch

Yesterday you COORDINATED embellishments. 

Today I have a sketch for you, again.  I chose this sketch from the A Sketch a Day Volume 2.   I will provide a sketch on week’s when I may paint.  If not, I will provide a cut.  This way, there is something for everyone!

So go ahead, cut your pieces based on what you see.  No need for perfection.  Guesstimate the size and make your cuts.  Tomorrow, I show you what I created.

Set aside. Tomorrow is the BIG day. 

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April 16, Art Journal Party Inspiration

Apr 16 Party Sketch

Time for the another Art Journal Pajama Party and it’s going to be a “flighty” thing.  As usual, I will be live-streaming tonight in my pajamas, starting at 8pm est.   I am excited to continue sharing art journaling with you.   I hope that you are planning to join me.  There’ll be crafting, laughter, chatting and fun!

If you are planning to join the party, here is what you will need:

  • The sketch from above.  Let it inspire your page.
Pajama Party Suggested Supply List:
  • Gesso (to prime your paper. You want to use this if you are using a thin paper.  You don’t have to use if using a heavy mixed media, acrylic or watercolor papers.)
  • Acrylic paints
  • Stamps
  • Templates
  • Markers (we are going to doodle tonight)
  • Sharpie, Copic, White Paint Marker or PITT Pens for writing/doodling on top of paint
  • Paint tray (I rarely use mine but they are handy…I put paint directly on my mat most often.)
  • Journal with heavy paper to hold up to the painting and misting. I use Canson Mixed Media.
  • Heat tool for quick drying time.

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From Desk to Done, No. 30, Day 3.

FDD 30 Embellies

Yesterday you picked CARDSTOCK and patterned papers. 

Today we add COORDINATING embellishments.  This should be easy if you already have some that came with your papers.

This week, I chose to COORDINATE  by matching up my own.  I chose acrylic paints and a Prima Doll stamp.   I am definitely painting this week. FUN!

Tip: Try to include your title letters here.  You can even think about your title during the day and write it down, so that when it is time to create, you’ll have that part in mind, so that you are not sitting and staring at your finished page trying to decide on a title.  A true time thief!

What are you waiting for?  Go get those embellies.  You’ve got 5 minutes. Go!

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