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Repeating Elements in Art Journaling...

Hello!

Pattern is all around us.  Each day we see pattern in nature, consumer packaging, clothing, etc.  When using repeating elements in art journaling consider using shapes, color, words, etc.  For my design, I chose to repeat a shape by connecting it on the page.  To unify my pattern, I added handwriting inside each shape and stenciled small circles over the top.  Have fun this week exploring repeating elements.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 21
Art Challenge:  Repeating Elements
Journal Prompt:  It's Worth Repeating


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You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.

Covering Up Good Stuff in Art Journaling...

Hello!

Sometimes it is necessary to cover up good stuff when art journaling.  In creating layers, I will often cover up elements that I really like.  I don't worry about "ruining" my page or not liking the end result.  The freedom I give myself to cover up things makes the process more enjoyable and more often than not I end up more pleased with the results.  Give yourself permission this week to cover up some good stuff and see what happens!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie
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February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 14
Art Challenge:  Covering up good stuff
Journal Prompt:  Going undercover


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My first layer is an inky piece of newsprint that I glued to my page.  I used the Stones Divided stencil with molding paste to create the half circle shapes.  I outlined them with a black stabilo pencil and added water with a water brush to spread the color.  I also painted an oval shape with watered down black gesso.

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Next, I added some white circles with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to the black oval and used a handmade mark making tool and white acrylic paint to create the rings.  I journaled at the bottom of the page with a black pen (this is the good stuff I plan to cover up)!

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To finish my page, I stitched a tag and other elements to an inky piece of paper, added a circle sticker, stamped a feather from Rae Missigman's Natural Elements rubber stamp set to book paper, trimmed and stitched to the top.  I stitched a scrap piece of paper and glued it to the top of the black painted oval. 

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You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.

Cardboard Crush Workshop...

Just in time for Valentine's Day!!  I am excited to announce a new collaborative workshop with the ladies of Art to the 5th™ - CARDBOARD CRUSH!

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Roses are red,

Violets are blue,

Sugar is sweet,

and... ART ROCKS!

Ready for a project you can “crush” on?!

Straight from our personal retreat, we are bringing you Cardboard Crush, the project we loved so much we had to share!

This thick and abundant journal is jammed with color, design and stitching. The perfect place to stash your treasures, love notes, inspirations, photos or mail art. 

We provide FOUR entirely different takes on the body of the journal so you are sure to find just the right one to “crush” on. With 16 videos, we will take you step by step through the process with tips and favorite tools. The interior can be completed using our instructions or completely customized to meet your needs.

Whatever your heart desires - It is CARDBOARD CRUSH!


Join us at The Art5 Academy HERE!!!