Art Journaling

I finally dove in a bought a mixed media art journal... I am having so much fun exploring new-to-me techniques and tools. There are so many tutorials on YouTube. I love that people are so willing to share their creativity and provide inspiration. Here are a couple journal entries that I have played around with. There are also some really nice looking free vintage printables to be found on various websites and blogs. That's where the birds that I used today came from.


Honey Factory - Mixed Media On Canvas

I'm really having a blast with this mixed media stuff! This was done using Distress Inks, Versafine ink, paper cut out on the Sizzix eClips with files from SVG Cuts and Lettering Delights. The stamps are from Unity Stamp Company, Vintage Handwritten and circle elements from April 2013 SMAK. I made the honeycomb stencil out of trancparency film with basic shapes in eCAL. I love the bees the most...they are from the Steampunk cut file collection at Lettering Delights. I gave them some dimension by using two black layers with the wings bent upwards on the top layer then added a black and yellow body to finish them. There are a couple metal findings and the flowers are from Recollections. I think I'm finally done with it now.


Mixed Media Play

This is my first attempt at a mixed media collage.  I used Spring Banners from Miss Kate Cuttables for the birds on a wire. The houses were created in Adobe Illustrator and sent to the eClips to cut. I used stamps from Unity Stamp Company. I have paint, ink, gesso, gel medium and who knows what else all over my hands right now...I could get used to that (= The inspiration came from RachO11 on YouTube. There are some amazing projects on that channel.