AGT: trust your heART – Art Journal Spread


This week I’m using Donna’s *heart texture* stencil to create this grungy, layered journal spread in my Dina Wakley Media Journal on the kraft paper. I had two different ideas in my head for the stencil…and when plan A didn’t work, I used plan B (which I love in the end!). I knew I needed a bold message on this messy spread, and while I was working the phrase “trust your heart/art” came to mind. I hope you take some time to play in your art journal….and trust your heART!

View my blog post over at here.

AGT: The Scary First Page

My 8th tutorial is up for Donna Downey Studios Artist Gang!

This week I’m using Donna’s create truth stencil to tackle that scary first page in my art journal! My idea behind this page was to use all the colors, marks, mediums, images, ephemera, and techniques that were speaking to me, or creating truth on my art journey.

Check out the entire post on her blog here.

AGT: Lotus Pod Butterfly

My sixth tutorial for Donna Downey’s Artist Gang was posted today. I made a canvas using Donna’s Lotus Pod stencil. When I saw this stencil in my package from Donna, I just knew it would make the perfect butterfly wing!

I love that I have the opportunity to inspire others as a member of donna’s gang! ? If you create something that is inspired by my tutorial, tag me on Instagram (@nicolewatsonart), post below, or in the donna downey: community of artists facebook group so I can see it!

The video is above. Please visit Donna Downey’s blog to read additional information about this week’s tutorial.