MMM Hop: She Dreams in Color

I’m so excited that YOU loved the first Mixed Media Mania hop so much that you asked for another. And, it’s back…. and….at the risk of sounding too cliche, it’s bigger and better! We have new artists and new sponsors (and returning artists and returning sponsors). The art is incredible and the sponsors, well, they are so generous! (So generous that all the participating artists wish they could enter!!)

In my previous post I mentioned that Red Lead sent me some supplies for the hop. It’s always a challenge to use supplies that I haven’t picked out, and on top of that always a bit nerve-wrecking when I’m using a product a company sent me to use!

However, this is probably one of my favorite art journal spreads to date…are artists allowed to have favorites? If you’ve watched my tutorial above (or when you watch it!), you know that I admitted that I scribbled on my pages “I hope these pages are not ugly!” At that point the pages were ugly…sometimes those first layers aren’t dynamic or exciting until the next layers begin to compliment them.

I loved making this double page spread in my Dina Wakley Media Journal. Red Lead sent me so many amazing supplies that I had to include a tip-in to use some, which ended up being one of my favorite parts. I also just love how each element on the pages come together: ephemera, acrylic paint, stencils, stamps, india ink, stabilo pencils, collage sheets, and more.

I hope my canvas encourages and inspires you to create in your art journal.

Be sure to look at the info box on YouTube for the directions on how you can win one of the amazing sponsored prizes. And, hop through all the videos. Most of the artists are also giving away prizes (me included!).

Enjoy scrolling through the little gallery below to see some pics of my project!

 

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.

The 100 Day Project: Weeks 26-50

 

I can’t believe it’s at the half-way mark for The 100 Day Project!!

Here are pages 26-50 of the 100 days. I will do a quick flip through each quarter and then do a final flip of the entire journal at the end!

Check out my earlier post for weeks 1-25!

You’ll notice that a few of the pages had some issues/bleed through from the other spreads. If you visit my Instagram, you can see clean pictures of before this happened! Since this journal is more about the process and practice along with exploration, I decided to let perfection and worry go in this area!

If you are curious about the supplies I used for each page, hop over to my Instagram account. I post each day there along with a photo of the supplies used.