Tag: Artjournal

Pumpkin Printing: Recycle Fall Decor

Fall is definitely my favorite season, and I’m crazy about autumn décor that includes pumpkins—especially those miniature pumpkins. But after they’ve sat out for a couple of weeks looking cute, the poor things usually get tossed in the trash. This year, give them one more shot at glory by doing some pumpkin printing. That’s right—turn…

Studio Saturday: Travel Journal Pages

The July/August 2017 issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine is here, and I could not be more excited. The theme is travel and adventure, and the magazine is packed with ideas for travel journals and travel journal pages, paintings based on maps, watercolor postcards, studios on the go—I want to show it to everyone I meet.…

Studio Saturdays: Turn Your Art Journal into Home Decor

I love working in my art journal, and even though I share favorite pages with friends and on social media, most of the artwork never sees the light of day. So when I saw how mixed-media artist Kim Dellow had turned an art journal spread into a pillow, I just about fell over. How brilliant…

Studio Saturdays: Curved Lettering

I love to hand letter, but if you’ve read my previous blog posts about the subject, you know that I sometimes struggle with it. That’s why I’m not just the editor of Lettering Lessons, I’m also a customer. And the Number One Fan. When a new Lettering Lesson comes across my desk, I can’t wait…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 3

Hi, and welcome back to our three-part Studio Saturdays Create Along series! We’re making a travel art journal by Dea Fischer’s book featured in the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine. In this third and final post we’ll create the book pages, punch holes in the pages and the cover for the binding, and…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 2

Welcome back to our first Cloth Paper Scissors Create Along! So glad you’ve joined me for Part Two of our three-part series, in which we’re making a travel journal inspired by Dea Fischer’s project in the September/October issue of Cloth Paper Scissors. This post covers how to make and decorate the cover, which is made…

Studio Saturdays: Create Along Travel Journal, Part 1

Welcome to our first Studio Saturday Create Along! I’m so happy you joined me for this series of three posts dedicated to making a fold-up travel journal. Follow along the step-by-step instructions and techniques for the next few weeks, and at the end you’ll have a unique handmade journal that you can start working in right…

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Technique Tuesdays: 10 Awesome Art Journaling Tips

Art journaling is one of the most enjoyable and rewarding aspects of mixed-media art. In a journal you can play, try new techniques and materials, draw and do lettering, collage to your heart’s content—and you can keep everything private, or show it off to the world. Whether you’re a beginner or have been journaling for…

Studio Saturdays: Coloring for Mixed-Media Artists

Coloring books for adults are a phenomenon with no end in sight—and they’re perfect for mixed-media artists. Think of coloring book pages as jumping off points for exploring art techniques. I love finding coloring book artwork I connect with and using it as a basis for drawing, watercolor, collage, acrylics, and more. This page from…

Studio Saturdays: Wonderful Watercolor

Watercolor is taking the mixed-media world by storm, showing up on art journal pages, in collages, and in hand lettering. Artists are discovering that it’s incredibly easy to get stunning results with this gorgeous medium. I used three easy watercolor techniques in my art journal to get very different effects: I painted a dry-brush background,…