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Monochromatic challenge

Monochromatic challenge

For this month’s challenge over on Limor Webber’s Facebook group, she’s challenged us to create a monochromatic project.   I’ve made monochromatic cards before….never a journal page.  I decided to use my teal Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays in Time Travel Teal, Shabby Turbine Teal and Jack in the Pulpit Teal. and see what I could come up with. I used a few of my stencils and just started layering sprays and stencils – cut out some hearts from book paper , colored some ModPodge and texture paste with my Magicals and had a blast!



Here’s a couple of close-ups of the texture I added to the hearts with some micro seed beads adhered with ModPodge.  I also added butterflies created by adding some of the  Time Travel Teal Magicals to the texture paste and for the honeycomb stencil added some Time Travel Teal Magicals to ModPodge.  the drippage at the top of the page and the outlines around the hearts were also created using the magicals in the two colors and adding it to some water sprayed onto my craft mat.  The drippage from the top of the page really picked up on the silver shimmer in the magicals.

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It’s very difficult to capture the actual color of these sprays in a picture and it driver me crazy!!!  Anyway, I’m off to go and post this to the FB page.  Thanks once again for stopping by for a visit.  Always appreciated.




Dreaming Paint Blots…

Dreaming Paint Blots…

After two pages of paint blots I think I’ll be dreaming about blots!! I had some paint left over from the previous journal page I did and decided I couldn’t waist it and grabbed my mega Art Journal and decided to try another paint blotting page.  This time I wasn’t as pleased with the results and I ran out of paint.  I didn’t want to mix more, so I grabbed a sheet of sewing pattern tissue paper and covered both pages with the tissue paper.  Still wasn’t real happy with it so I grabbed my trusted Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays and went to town!  I used Hibisous Rose and Luscious Lime and sprayed each page and let it drip…..dried it and then sprayed some more.  Yup…..in love!!  Background was completed so I took a sheet of the Madeline Collection by Prima and began fussy cutting out flowers…..and flowers….and MORE flowers!!  Added some bricks with my home-made brick stencil, sprayed it with some Steampunk Sepia, Rusty Lantern Lime and a touch of Time Travel Teal, glued down the flowers with some ModPodge, outlined them in black and stamped my quote.  Done!!



I really, really like how this turned out!!  Here’s a close up of each page….

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This may be one of my new favorite pages!

Thanks for checking out my post……I appreciate it!!



Such fun today!


I found an old sort of notebook the other day and have been using it as another Art Journal.  I’ve had so much fun in this thing over the past two days. The pages are this sort of ugly yellow so a couple of layers of gesso are in order before I can use it.  I found a color combo I’ve really loved…..green, teal, purple…..on one page I threw in some yellow and on the other one some red.  I don’t know what it is about this book, but I’m finding I can just open it and start painting, or adding layers or book pages and I’m not over analyzing everything I put on the page.   I don’t know if it’s because it’s an old book with ugly yellow pages or what it is, but I’m not stressing over a page at all!   The first page I did was using one of the party napkins I used on my bigger journal page I posted the other day.  I gesso’d the page, tore the napkin and covered the page with pieces of the torn paper napkin.  I sprayed some Lindy’s onto it…..I grabbed a pen and did some doodling.  I’d also received my package with the 20 rolls of washi tape I’d won and I’d salvaged all the washi tape from the package she’d used when she packed it up for me….lol.  I was looking for an opportunity to play with it so I thought, what the heck…..and I just started sticking down the pieces of tape to the page.  They sort of matched (except for the hot pink ones) but I didn’t care.  I grabbed my black Pitt marker and wrote out “Doodle Fun” multiple times on the washi tape, using the designs on the tape for my lines.  It was fun!


The pages I did today turned out to be just as much fun and the second page has a few layers of paint on it as I was playing with stencils and chipboard letters to try to get it to look half decent.  The background of the page went relatively smooth and it wasn’t until I was trying to figure out what to do with the lettering that there ended up being MULTIPLE layers of paint on them.  I started out painting them teal….wasn’t such a good choice as they just blended into the background.   Then I thought if I added some yellow to the letters on top of the teal it would make them pop and stand out from the background.  Nope, that didn’t look too good either.  I added black paint to the edges…..nope.  Outlined them in white Signo pen….nope.  Decided to paint them purple instead….., okay and somewhat better.  Then I thought they too needed to be outlined in the white.  Then I thought if I colored them in very roughly with the white pen over the purple paint that would do it……NOPE…..worse!  Back to the drawing board and the decision to just paint over the white with the purple again and see about trying something else.  The first brush stroke was done using a brush that didn’t have much  paint on it and just gave it a rough coverage over the white.  LOVED it!1  Did the same to the rest of the letters……dried them and glued the suckers down before I changed my mind.  😉




The last pages color scheme kinda ended up being a no brainer as I’d used it to clean all the excess paint off my brushes or fingers as I’d painted the previous page.  When I saw all the colors I knew what I wanted to do with the page.  I grabbed some book paper, tore it and ModPodged it down  to the page.  Once dry, I took some of my green paint and just painted it randomly over most of the page.  I immediately took a paper towel and wiped away a lot of the paint to leave some of the book pages showing.  I dried it and moved onto the teal color.  Same with this one…..applied it straight to the page and painted over most of the page randomly, took a paper towel and wiped most of it off.  Each time this leaves some of the paint layers underneath showing through and is a very nice effect!  Then came the purple….same routine.  Once all the paint layers were completely dry, I took the black.  Now this is the step that’s the hardest for me to do with this technique!!!  You take the black paint and cover the ENTIRE page with the black!!  Right away, grab your paper towel again and start removing most of the black paint!!  This leaves the coolest page and is soooo subtle in its depth of color.  I added another piece of book paper for my journaling spot, very lightly gesso’d over the text and then did a very light dry brush over the entire page to give it a muted look.  I decided I wanted a bit more texture so I grabbed a strip of drywall tape and painted over it with the three colors of paints.  Then I decided I wanted some circles so I took some red paint and a toilet paper roll and made some circles.  A patch of punchenella dots in red and then more dots in the green at the top of the page.  I journaled using my Faber Castel Pitt Pen, took some ModPodge and covered the whole page.






I really love this page in particular.

Thank you for dropping by for this long post….lol  😉




Should have done a canvas!


Having an idea and getting it onto a page are sometimes two totally different things!  This months challenge over on Limor‘s Facebook group, was to try a technique you’ve never tried before……and to use a sketch…..which I kinda forgot that part.  So, I’ll have to do another page for the actual challenge, but I had soooo much fun creating this page!!!  Once I got it all done, I looked at it and realized I should have done it on a canvas instead of in my Art Journal with all the layers I added to it.  Oh well…..now I’ll just have a thick and bulky Art Journal!  I used texture paste and a mesh bag that some fruit came in!  I was sitting at work the other day and all of a sudden this thought came to me for an Art Journal page.  I’ve been keeping most of my mesh bags from my fruit thinking there must be a good use for these in my Mixed Media Art……someday.  LOL.  First I started with a bunch of patterned paper that I just tore into strips and glued down with my ModPodge.  Then I attached a strip of the mesh bag to the page with ModPodge as well.  That wasn’t as easy as I’d pictured it to be in my head, but I did get it to work.  One word of caution thought if you choose to dry it with your heat gun….the mesh bag will melt!  Ooppsss.  Once it was dry I took my texture paste and my palette knife and just gobbed it on all over the page very randomly.  I made it very thick in some places trying to fill in the mesh bag and not so thick in others.  I also added it to spots all over the page over the paper I’d already adhered down.  This step took some time to dry as the texture paste was pretty thick in some places.  Then I grabbed some of my Lindy’s sprays and just went to town! The colors I used were Bluebeard Blue Violet, Incandescent Copper, My Mojito Green, Burnished Brass and a little bit of Rudolph’s Nose Red.  Then I grabbed my image and tore the edges and adhered her down with more ModPodge, dried it and took more texture paste and applied it randomly around the edges of that too and then dried it.  Added more sprays and then started layering some of my embellishments.  Once they were down I took a piece of water-color paper and sprayed it with some of my sprays so it would match my page and wrote out my quote.  I tore each work out, inked the edges with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo and adhered it down with more ModPodge.  There are soooo many layers on this puppy!!

Soooo…….check it out!


There is so much texture on this page it’s crazy!!.  I’ve never done a page with so much texture and I’m loving it!  Here’s a close up so you get a better idea….






So, now I have to do another project and follow one of the sketches for the challenge.  I still have some of my mesh fruit bag left so I’m good….lol.

Thanks for popping in to see what I’m up to.  I’m off to see what else I can create.