Using Cheesecloth in Art Journaling

Hello!

Since this week’s challenge involves cheesecloth, I thought I would start by sharing one of my “oops” moment in crafting.  Some years ago I was preparing supplies for a class and it involved dyeing cheesecloth.  Once I dyed it I decided to throw it into the clothes dryer.  Keep in mind that it was a full pack of cheesecloth…are you seeing the big picture?   Needless to say, the cheesecloth got frizzy and fluffy and looked like a pile of dreadlocks. I had to dye a whole new batch of cheesecloth and the second time around I air dried it!

This week I began my page by gluing down an assortment of Gelli® prints.  I decided to do paper collage on this page, connecting random pieces of paper.  I used a palette knife to swipe white paint across the page, unifying all the images. I stenciled on a flower, scribbled with a pencil and adhered the cheesecloth down the left hand side of the page.

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 23
Art Challenge:  Cheesecloth
Journal PromptSay Cheese



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Using Texture Paste in Art Journaling

Hello!

This week we take a look at adding texture paste in our art journals.  Texture paste is a creamy, lightly whipped substance that spreads like frosting.  I generally apply it with a pallet knife.  It works great with stencils, which is how I used it on my page today.  I have even used dry wall spackle as a substitute. 

I placed stencils onto my page and spread the texture paste onto the stencil, lifted the stencil and allowed the paste to dry.  Once dry, it is firm but a tad spongy.  You can paint on it and even sand it smooth.  I left my texture paste flowers white and painted and doodled around them.

How will you use texture paste this week in your journal?

Roben-Marie



May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 16
Art Challenge:  Modeling Paste
Journal Prompt:  Rising to the Occasion

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See these sites for easy and inexpensive ways to make your own texture paste.


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Adding Texture with Stitching in Art Journaling

Art Journaling with Roben-Marie Smith

Hello!

This week we are adding stitching to our art journal pages.  Adding stitching can be done in many ways, including using your sewing machine to stitch onto papers, elements and fabrics and adhering them to your page with adhesive.  Stitching can also be added by hand which is the option I chose.

I used pink embroidery floss and a needle to add french knots to the center of one of the flowers I created with Rae Missigman's new stencils.

The french knots add a touch of color but also  add texture to the center of the flower.  Also consider adding other types of stitches with embroidery thread such as the blanket stitch to the edge of your page or even a running stitch or cross stitch!

How will you add stitching to your page this week?

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


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May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 9
Art Challenge:  Stitching
Journal Prompt:  "All that I'm after is life full of laughter."




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Adding a Touch of Fabric in Art Journaling

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We have covered the blank page, layers and paints and inks…now it is time to get into some texture.  Texture can be added in many ways to your journal pages and this week we feature fabric. 

When I started my page I had an idea of what I was going to to with this cool piece of fabric and as it turned out, the page went in a totally different direction.  Sometimes the most obvious idea is the best solution.  When I decided to add the artsy tag, the sari ribbon was the perfect answer to the fabric challenge. 

What ideas do you have for adding fabric to your page this week?

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 2
Art Challenge:  Fabric
Journal Prompt:  The Fabric of Your Life






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