Using Inks in Art Journaling...

Hello!!

There are so many choices of inks on the market today it can be hard to choose.  I use a variety of inks in my work, including spray inks (Dylusions or Adirondack by Ranger) and Liquitex Professional Acrylic INK! The spray inks can be used by spritzing them through stencils or even dropping a paintbrush into the bottle and painting with them.  The Liquid Acrylic Inks can be added to spray bottles or they can be used with the bottle's dropper.  They are especially nice because when they dry they become permanent.

For this week, I took piece of newsprint and sprayed inks through a stencil to start my background.  I brushed on other inks to give the page a wash.  I adhered the paper to the page in my journal and added doodles, stickers, acrylic paints and scribbles.  I chose to journal vertically with a pencil and made it slightly illegible.  How will you use inks in your journal this week?

Roben-Marie


April Theme
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints!)

April 25

Art Challenge:  Inks
Journal Prompt:  Before the Ink is Dry


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Art Fusion Rubber Art Stamps

Hello!

Have you heard?  The Art to the 5th artists (Me, Sandi Keene, Lorraine Bell and Rae Missigman) have new rubber art stamps and they are truly a "fusion" of four different styles sure to inspire you in your mixed media, art journaling, mail art and other artsy projects. 

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


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Are You Looking for Art Journal Inspiration?

Hello!

Several years ago my friend, Kira Harding and I did a year long free art journaling project called Points of Two.  I wanted to share the archives with you as it was a fun project filled with lots of ideas.  We have it all archived so you can view it and work any of the challenges at your own page.

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie

Points of two art journaling project

Points of Two is a year-long exploration into the differences in all of us. We aim to journal focusing on the same idea, but create very different pages – two points of view, two different styles, brought together to showcase the idea that there is no wrong way to journal and everything you create is art. Join us as we journal the year, creating and exploring the space between and discovering how small that gap really is.  The "two" are:  Roben-Marie and Kira!


Monoprinting in Art Journaling

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Hello!

Years ago I received my first Gelli Art® Gel Printing Plate and remember thinking, “What do I do with this?”  Now, it is more like, “What can’t I do with this?”   When it comes to art supplies this tool has become indispensable to me.   I use it for so many things, including creating quick backgrounds on things like paper, tags, envelopes and fabric.

For my page this week, I used the Gelli® plate to create a background on a piece of newsprint paper and then I glued it to the base of my journal page.  I followed up with doodles, stencils, stickers and scribbles. 

If you are interested in exploring the many uses for the Gelli® plate, check out my new on-line workshop called Printmaker Pro: Press, Stitch & Stash and see what other students are saying!

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie


April Theme
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints!

April 18

Art Challenge:  The Gelli Arts® Plate
Journal Prompt:  A Lot on My Plate

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art journal page by roben-marie smith

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If you would like to learn more about using the Gelli Art® printing plate, I have a workshop for that called Printmaker Pro: Press, Stitch and Stash.


I Have a New Shop!

Hello!

I opened a new shop a couple of weeks ago...you might have heard!  I am very excited, in that nerdy kind of way, with all the techie things I can do with it.  I have been asked why I am leaving Etsy.  I will be keeping my Etsy open for a bit but all new products will be added to The Shop. There are so many amazing features with this new platform and I think you will agree.

•You can purchase with or without creating an account - that's a nice feature, huh?!
•Free shipping on orders over $60 (excluding digi items).
•Easier navigation and drop down categories.
•More product previews with click through to make it easier to view.
•Links and videos on product pages are possible.
•Product reviews on the product pages.
...and MUCH MORE!

I would love to hear how you like my new digs!

Have a blessed day!

Roben-Marie

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Using Acrylic Paint in Art Journaling...

Hello!

Acrylic paint is a staple item for me when it comes to art journaling and with so many brands, colors and consistencies it can be overwhelming to choose.  I roll with my favorite colors but I am especially crushing on Martha Stewart and Amsterdam paints at the moment.

Ideas for using acrylic paint in your art journal:
•Scrape paint onto the blank page for a base.
•Add a little water to make a wash.
•Ink up your rubber stamps.
•Finger paint elements to the page.
•Doodle with a fine tip brush.
•Monoprinting - add to a piece or paper and spread around, turn over onto page and press.

I incorporated all these ideas into my page this week. What is your favorite way to use acrylics?

Cheers,

Roben-Marie

April Theme
Color Safari (Exploring Inks and Paints!

April 11

Art Challenge:  Acrylics
Journal Prompt:  Cry Me a River



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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.