Flip Envelope Journal

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4 or more envelopes

attach your envelopes  spray stamp or paint.

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flip envelope book you can make into a SCRAP BOOK or a JOURNAL.

I used this beautiful paper from Recollections signature paper pad collection…. then used some decorative tape on the edges. and added paper snaps and string to open and close it.

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stamped the env and added papers

I add some paper for either photos or journaling.. I plan on adding photo card and placing it in the envelope with the bike photo.flips open left to right.

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Memories has an envelope slot to add more fun items………

Also added papers to the inside of env…..  LOVE THE LIVE SIMPLY… statement

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more pockets ….

I have a thing about feathers , its a sign of angels watching over us. so I added a plastic window with Feathers made of paper in it…. I still have so much more art work and things to do.. but thought Id share this now…

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flip side

 

Recollections signature paper pad collection

File folder into a art journal………………

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secret garden grow inner peace, love,tradition, and change.

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I glued the folder s together so a giant tag comes out on the right side…… welcome mat …

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some positive feed back…. 

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It says Life is like a Piano.What you get out of it depends on how you play it.

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change your life for better.

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top left says  Don’t take things personally. What other people say about you is their reality, not yours.

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Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t.

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more positive…

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FORGIVENESS is not something we do for other people.It’s something we do for ourselves, to move on.

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back side with my art card.

more artwork finished love this I am on a roll!!!

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Art by rosebudinnh Rose Guerin..  love the simple lines saw this on an art class someone was doing. they drew the simple lines I tore papers  instead, I love love, CATS!!!

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Love how she turned out, torn paper and used the scissors because I couldn’t tear the black paper thin it was scrapbook paper and It didn’t want to tear for me.I even tried wetting it with water, but it shedded to much.

my art cups …………..

I have been seeing cups stacked up like this all over the art world and , I love them… they just call out to me so as always monkey see monkey do !!! LOL!!!  Mines slightly different in the coffee color background as most others went for bright cheerful colors.And I just got a Brand new Faber-Castell artist pen WRITES IN WHITE!!!!!!!!. If you were looking for stock to invest in go with art supplies  made by These people as I shall be buying more of their products.. O.K. its kind of a running joke as I am spending money alot of on their products… . maybe I should be their promoter? LOL….. Any ways I had way too much fun making this fun page.and yes these are cricut cups…… oh the wonderful world of cricut!!!!

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Dylusions ink sprays my new love!!!

oh my new stash is so much fun, love my new stencils ,inks and paints ……..  And papers are aw-w-esome !!! I feel like a little girl at art class and its finger paint day!!!!!  So I got to use the new diamond shape stencil…. soooooo neat to actually own stencils I didn’t make myself!! .The colors of my dylusions  sprays rock I need to look up just what colors they do have…… ohhh, maybe later because I’ll want them, and I want this satisfied happy feeling to last .. Brand new fun mix media art stuff rocks thanks to my family…….. oh and I finally got to use the YES  glue on my collage birds and torn paper art.  YES what a strange name for glue ,must be an interesting story behind that name..  Any ways LOVE IT !!    it ‘s great for gluing small areas as its kind of hard to spread around, it’s pretty thick stuff.but I like it..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Torn paper kitty art by rosebudinnh

I have been playing with my new papers and experimenting with textures of papers and tearing them and using them in my art journals  trying to figure out this whole torn paper look , I am adding markers and some black ink and prints to them. I really need more black mulberry papers… got to look at the different types of texture papers….I am really enjoying this! what fun…..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAIam also playing with torn magazine art pages and collages.working on the lady. she is really hard to do looking for magazine photos with ladie’s skin colors so many pages of people and skin colors to tear ….and get just right to fit. like a puzzle…. any ways here she is so far……..

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poker page of black and white in my journal.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI Had so much fun doing this black and white page ,with a splash of one other color. kind of manly.I have a bunch of fun pages . Got a box of fun from My husband…. of inks, geltos,stencils and pens……..this page I did make my own wavy lines stencils. and used texture magic on them. I know nothing about poker game so the cards may be helter skelter.LOL….I didn’t take the time to read the rules after I printed them out on the computer or I would have had a winning hand for sure.  … But it was all so fun to do up…..

Session 4-Focal Point: Words, Images Session 5-Details: Pen, Pencil

Session 4: Focal Point
Words-think magazine ads, alphabet stickers, newspaper headlines, print outs, etc.
Images-think magazines pics, downloaded graphics, die cuts, family photos, etc.

When you’re gathering supplies you might be tempted to hand pick items for each individual page. Don’t do it! Flip through your journal to get an idea for what you might want to use. CLOSE your journal then go to your stash and pick out a bunch of possible items to use as a focal point for your pages. Choose more than you will need so that you will have the freedom to change your mind or head in a different direction at the last minute.

If you need to secure any of your collaged items, this is a good time to do that. No time limit, just take whatever time you need to secure down any loose edges with whatever glue you prefer to use.

Session 5: Details
Pens-think drawing pens, paint pens, markers, gel pens, etc.
Pencils-think graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, chalks, etc.

You’re going to want a lot more time for this session but don’t cheat yet! Make simple marks and shapes, outline a few images, start a doodled border, etc. Just do a little something on each page.

All 5 sessions will take you an hour and 15 minutes. When you’re done, you might have a completed 20 page journal but it’s more likely that you will have 20 pages that you’re absolutely dying to continue working on! From here you can repeat the process again, or schedule your own 15 minute free play sessions where you make the rules. You might have some strong ideas about where you want your pages to go and you don’t feel like you need the time limit anymore. Go for it!!
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A SPECIAL shout out to Shannon Green, for this wonderful class and all her support……. this is alot of fun….

valentine journal spread

I was playing around with ink sprays, and texture magic. I am running low on that stuff so I decided to make my own. with the baby powder…….Its like a cross between spackle and mud… I must have had been holding my tongue wrong , because it s working more like quick sand then a medium , and  When it finally dries  . It cracks and falls off what a mess. I think I’ll just buy it instead… LOL… 50 percent off  coupons are needed… well I scraped it off and started it over again. so the  dimension isn’t quite what I wanted on the cupid angel. but shes good  for now until I get more texture…

 
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Leave a little SPARKLE where EVER you go!

I finished another journal page , I wasn’t sure about adding it to the Journal52  Faceboook group , but decided to add it..  .And  Wow was surprised at how many comments I got there, And likes. I am thinking no one reads blogs any more that facebook is where everyone is now a days. but I am keeping this account , I am too old to learn any more new ways. LOL… Hopefully I can get more people back to my blog so I don’t need to link and chase.. I am using TLC CREATIONS  I love the freebies and so happy I get to use them.. Thank her whenever you can.. they are wonderful…

This piece of art was a lot of fun I finally got some new Dylusion’s INK SPRAYS!!!!! I love Christmas money… LOL… anyways I used the words quote from tlc , my new sprays,magic marker {black} for the stars, and then Crystal lacquer.. OH I DO LOVE THAT STUFF!!!

And HERE it is…………What do you think???????????

 

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travel photo art

Trying different things out playing with the art journal. its snowing again so its a great time to get to play…water colors pens and markers…Also some texture magic from delta. I think they have done away with their line used to see it everywhere , now can’t find it any more . We did find some at Ocean State lots. BUT I BOUGHT ALL THE WHITE ONES…. LOL….. in Peterborough,N.H. Cant wait for Milford to get ours opened love that store…  well I have more another page to show but still putting the final touches on it…..

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breakin in my homemade journal….WATERCOLOR

Well I decided to play , It was snowing and nothing else better to do, got the nerve up to paint in the new homemade journal I made….. I just wish I could remember who’s Journal I saw this  painting in… well its basically someone else s  dandelion  idea…

But I came up with make a wish on my own.. Theres so many videos and art groups out there its WONDERFUL, that so many artist share there ideas and techniques. well as always I kind of do some of this and some of my own things…. Used watercolors in a spray bottle with a little water mixed in. and water color brushes,Bic marker, Zig  millennium pen for fine line detail….and WHITE OUT PEN… YES I KNOW !!! really I love the effects of the white out pens…….. shows up a lot really makes things pop out at you. I didnt have any markers or pens of white.. so this is what I had on hand and been using it ever since and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! took 2 days off playing but I got a two page spread and a single page……. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Not to bad I really need to work on my hand writing some more..

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This was a lot harder to do but LOVE THE WHITE OUT AGAIN……small tube of water colors in a spray bottle for back grounds.and water color pens, were a bonus found them at Michael’s for$ 4.99……. love it when that happens…..

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Mix media art journal for my Grand daughter

She is always looking threw my art journals and telling me she loves them. She is a very talented young girl , and loves to paint, watercolor, draw , So I am surprising her with her own art journal to do with as she likes…..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

journal page with tissue paper and watercolors……………

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You can find this wrapping paper everywhere, I bought this at the Dollar Tree. along with glue sticks.  cut to size of your journal .

Now paint soft line across your page with water colors.

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Now these watercolors are just as good as the pan watercolors and are really great for adding  pearlescent  color

Now the BEST part is you can find these beauty’s at Hobby Lobby for little change…..get ready $4.99 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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face s are fun to paint

I am  practicing, painting faces its a paint over the face lesson to learn where and how to paint the eyes and nose ect. in the correct areas and it also help s you to notice where the shading goes. I really like how this is going. and hope to do more of this type of painting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot to sure where I am going with this one but its in the Halloween booklet… so need to think more any ideas? lov to know what you think, I should do….

and hes my other Halloween fun page……………….

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scratch napkin torn art off the list of things to try…..

I have been wanting to try this napkin torn art collaged on paint layers and white napkins . found some perfect ones to use..And like how this one turned out added some white lines with my white out pen.

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Dance of the dragon fly….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthe sealer is still wet but shes pretty much done now….

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Zentangle white out art

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAStarted out with doing some Zentangle art .    then some white stenciling of different sizes of circles with  paint… and some red script stamped on the white paint. Using regular  ACRYLIC Paints.

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Yup I like the way this ended up totally different  from what I wanted but loving it any ways………. now for my next art adventure………….. later……….. going to cut out some card stock paper to make  some faux chip board… for the next project…. later………….

 

Using water Color tubes in place of GELATOs

Wanted to play along online with some artist but I had not gotten my hands on Gelatos YET… LOL so went for the next best thing I have on hand….OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI bought these a while back at the Christmas tree for $2.99 good deal, LOVE THESE wonderful colors……….. First thing was doing a photo transfer on one of the double page journal.I spread my Gesso medium on the page not to thick, then put the photo I printed on my computer{ I use Kodak Printing paper for my photos}now I needed to burnish the photo down real well so there’s no air bubbles..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI used my fingers then a bone folder to make sure. I had a few mishaps .. But redid it and let it dry over night.

Now spray the photo with water bottle so its good and wet, nor rub the layers of paper off. Keep wetting as you go The paper will roll up and reveal your photo, so pretty…

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext I chose red, yellow, and orange. added the colors with my fingers and smeared on the paper, then in water  and spread out till I liked the color strength..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALove playing in paints with my fingers.. If the colors to dark just use a wet paper towel and dab it it will lighten the color for you. spray more water and dab again if you want it even lighter.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARepeat  with other colors you can even blend them in to each other.

next I added some texture I wanted it to dry fast… then I used more Gesso just a tiny bit smeared and took newspaper and made a print transfer with it same as the photo only take of while still wet.   And then used my stencils with some Gesso on my fingers.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANext step I cut three hearts out of gift wrap paper glued them down , then stamped butterflys all around the edges.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAthen highlighted the bee and butterfly with black ink and a stencil brush. Also added Dragon Flies and a lady bug with my stipple brush and stencil.

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then added inspire ,giggle ,create….. Hope you enjoyed the process…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

black and white challenge

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Dream big

Dream big rose_thumbplaying with my new stippling brushes working on inks and paints also tissue pasting.stamp on tissue then add glue mixture  or mod Podge to attach it gives a see threw look, very pretty… need to keep it straight, and not let the tissue fold when applying. just trying out new ways instead of glue then stamping.

another journal ,2 pager

inks on tissue gift paper,  Then sprayed with water  and splattered inks and rubber stamped . these stamps are  from  ISC…………. This is a very fun process.Create without limits

Why… yes I really am a princess!

well I added another page in my upgrade magazine art book, I still lov that this book used to sell clothes and now its my art book……. Here’s the latest page.. I played with paint splatter using an old tooth brush. then used a tooth pick for the small lines of gold. drew the girl and cut her out glue to the page and painted her with acrylic paint,used some pearl ex powder to help her shine then sparkle gel pens in her hair… 

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new page for my upgraded catalog journal

tape runner and foils

tape runner and foils

I added a page in my new upgraded journal, I decided to use up some of my foils and experiment with my glue arts Glider gun , and it was so fun.    I applied   random strips all over the page,and then I took different color foils and rubbed them on, worked out GREAT.

all the fun foils I bought at A.C.Moore when they had mix media art classes , boy do I miss those classes they were so fun! this is a much shorter verison as I deleted the original post by mistake….LOL

Hope you try this method its really fun and different love the look, let me know if you try this, would love to see yours.

upgraded catalog into art journal.

gesso magazinegesso and glued a used DYER SHEET to the magazine cover first. then gesso the page.

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Glue a couple pages together for extra strength also helps when you  apply the gesso, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMake sure the Gesso is dry before doing your next set of pages.you can leave a couple pages without Gesso and glue water color paper or other types of paper for you art journal, what ever you want to do, as long as you have fun doing it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAyou could even add photo paper and use those Inks you ve been wanting to try. LOL….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I trimmed the extra paper from the sides. and made it all look even.  Then I tore some green paper and glued to USED DRYER SHEET.  Next I Painted the sky blue, and watered down the paint.Dabbed it with paper towel to give it lighter puffy cloud look. made some knot stitch flowers of yellow and some of blue.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnext I added Shimmer to grass blades, with watered down Pearl Ex powder.next I sewed the glass green beads on , for a flowery look.And the Yellow flowers got a golden stem of gold thread..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I added my tree which is made from Sisal Twine,I untwisted it and pulled apart and finger painted it with black and Brown Acrylic paints. also made a nest also with Twine used more paint and added yellow for a slight tinge of color change on the nest. cut and glued branches in place. and tree. added a 3d puff behind the bird. {The Bird was a gift from a swap came with a bunch of die cuts from CANDY LOWEKE.. Which a big thank you for this … Love them….

Ill share what I do with this book as  I do the pages. thanks for the comments, its always great to get them….

 

 

 

 

 

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