Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

Each month I teach an Art Journaling Class and the Art by Marlene stamps and products has quickly become a firm favorite in these classes. This month we used the beautiful crab stamp – and it was a huge hit with everyone!

The base was created with watercolour paint [my first love] some of my stencils and of course lots of stamping to create the different layers.
These guys are so cute – we used watercolour paint to add layers of colours to the crabs giving them such unique personalities – each one looking amazing.
Rainbow colours for the win!
Stunning effects on the background using DecoArt paint and Glamour Dust for the coolest resist technique!
Why not join me for class next month at Short Cuts Crafts.

Products used
Art by Marlene stamp #18 Crab
Art by Marlene stamp # 38 Little Ladies
Background Flocons stamp Carabelle
VersaFine Clair Nocturne
Jow’s Mandala stencil
Americana White
DecoArt Glamour Dust Black iris

Art by Marlene Art Journaling Page

I had a play date on Sunday in my Art By Marlene art journal – just me and some time doing what I love. And this was the end result. I love the freedom, colour and design of her products – the magic that anything is possible and I can create just because.
Position a sunray stencil [Stencilled by Jow] on your journal page towards the top edge. Use a sponge to sponge yellow acrylic paint through the stencil and keep it in place. Then use orange acrylic paint to stencil partially over the yellow to create interest.
Select images from your Die-cut book to use on your page and carefully remove them. I used a girl, leaves as wings, some circles cut in half and a Protea flower.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Stamp the image BM05 twice onto smooth white cardstock using VersaFine Clair ink. Fussy cut around the images.
Add a single drop of liquid acrylic paint onto a plastic packet and mist with water. Carefully lift the packet, flip it over and stamp the acrylic onto your page. Leave to dry naturally or use a heat gun to dry and speed up the process.
Use Tombow adhesive to adhere the die-cut and stamped elements to your page as per the sample. Cut one of the stamped images in half and use at the top and bottom of your page.
Add finishing touches and details to your page. Add shadows using a graphite pencil and distress crayon around the girl image. Use a white marker to add white dots randomly across your page. Draw small white circles on the stamped images.
Use black VersaFine Clair ink pad and stamp a title onto your page.

Until next time I hope you are inspired by this page and by the amazing products available from this talented and amazing designer. Art by Marlene – designing real images for real life making creativity fun and easy!

Where there is Love Art Journal page

With the month of love heading our way it’s time start pulling out all those love themed crafting projects.
Today I am sharing some art journaling inspiration using POP Paint and stamps for a bright and love filled spread.detail1

I wanted a fun and happy page with a few key elements and a nice focal point. Not too bright but with the right amount of colour
and I think I achieved exactly what I had in mind.

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step 1 -Dry brush some Burst (orange) POP Paint onto your background in a random fashion.

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step 2 – Once the orange is dry, dry brush some Blush POP Paint over it and leave to dry.

step 3 – Trace a heart shape onto your background using a pencil. Use a coloured dye ink spray and remove the nozzle from the bottle
and trace around the heart shape. Leave to dry.

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step 4 – Use Onyx POP Paint and some stencils to add details. Lift a small amount of black paint with a sponge dauber and tap off the excess.
Pounce through the stencil design to transfer a thin layer of paint onto your page. Leave to dry.

TIP: The thinner the layer applied the quicker it will dry.

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step 5 – Use your fine print stamps and black ink and stamp over your entire page for some added details.

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step 6 – Add some stamped heart and sentiment details to finish off your page. Use a white gel pen and draw some details on your page.

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POP paint makes for amazing coloured art journaling pages and can be used in a multitude of ways.
What have you done with your POP Paint lately – and what colour combinations have you tried?
The possibilities are endless.

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Products used
POP Paint 500ml-Blush pp0503
POP Paint 500ml-Burst pp0519
POP Paint 500ml-Onyx pp0508
Clear Stamp – Fine Print rs3181
Other: art journal, black paint, white paint pen, ink, stencils

Layout Inspired By An Art Journaling Page | Lady Pattern Paper

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Being creative never is a one sided affair. For me being creative is the constant thinking of how you can use scraps, samples, or experiments. Creativity is evolving and growing into different things, creating multiple things at any given time. This of course brings me to my next project…
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This art journaling page was created for a class and evolved into something that I really love! And while demoing how to create the background on a 12” background I created a gorgeous effect using pretty much the same colours of paint. And of course the natural progression would be to turn the sample page into a layout – mimicking everything from the art journal page onto the layout.

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The only thing I needed was some pretty patterned paper. And when looking at the bright and beautiful background I could definitely use something that is neutral but also blue at the same time. This calls for some Kraft Essentials paper – matching up a perfect blue from the photo used with the necessary neutral needed.

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It just goes to show, that inspiration is everywhere, that creativity is only an opportunity waiting to be taken and that Lady Pattern Paper papers are the perfect match in any situation. And that’s why it should be part of your crafting stash basics – fulfilling every creative need imaginable.

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Have you tried creating an art journaling page using the versatile Kraft Essentials?