Using Textured Paper in Art Journaling

Hello!

This week we are adding textured paper to our journal pages.  What are my options, you ask?  The first thing I thought of was textured wallpaper but there are other kinds of texture papers. How about trying flocked paper or even braille paper?  There are also many handmade papers available like bark paper or even paper with bits of flowers and leaves pressed into them.

I decided to use a doily and I cut pieces from it and added them to my page with glue.  I also used Dyan Reaveley's new Dylusions Acrylic Paint, Rae Missigman Stencils and paper from my new Mixed Media Artist Papers Vol. 3 Book!

How will you incorporate textured paper into your journal this week?

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


May Theme
Touchy Feely (Texture)
May 30
Art Challenge:  Textured Paper
Journal Prompt:  I'm so not feeling it!



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Just Released: Mixed Media Artist Papers Vol. 3 & Stickers

Hello!!

After much demand, it is finally here: my third installment of my Mixed Media Artist Paper line...Vol 3.  Mixed Media Artist Papers Vol. 3 is filled with an assortment of papers using my own Gelli® Arts prints. To give more options and offer the best value, each page is printed on both sides. Use these papers in your collage, trim shapes from them, create labels, mail art and more! Hope you find them inspiring!

There is also a set of Printmaker Pro Sticker Tape and Sticker Shapes to offer more creative inspiration!

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie




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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