Past Memories, a Masculine Small Journal

If you love the style of Tim Holtz or are a fan Eileen Hull’s scoreboard dies, this post is for you. If you’ve found yourself wishing you could find a handmade, masculine small journal for yourself or to give as a gift, this post is for you too. Introducing my latest journal creation, the Past…

Can You Legally Use Old Advertisements In Digital Ephemera You Sell?

A reader question prompted this blog post.  They reached out to ask about using images pulled from vintage 1970’s items to create digital ephemera to sell.  If you are a junk journal creator, you’ll already know that digital ephemera is a popular sales item, especially on sites like Etsy. I even have some collections that…

Convert Paper Ephemera to Digital

If you’re into junk journals, scrapbooking, planners, and other papercrafting I bet you have some ephemera in your stash that you consider your favorites.  Chances are, you are really careful about using it in your projects. In fact, if you’re like me, you might not be using it at all because it’s so special you’re…

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What are Digital Art Supplies and How Do You Use Them?

Have you ever been watching a creative YouTube video and heard the term ‘printable’ or ‘digital ephemera’?  Or maybe that creator you follow on Instagram mentioned a collage sheet or a digital stamp?  These are all forms of digital art supplies, and while some of us might be in the…

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What’s the Deal with Junk Journals?

I’m addicted to junk journals. Oh wait…Hello out there! It’s been a long, long time. There has been so much going on in the world of websites that my Tech Geek job has demanded most of my time. Secure sites, privacy policies and other web related things have filled my…

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Supply Stash: Magazine Clippings

Recently I became envious of a much-used supply that didn’t end up costing me a dime.  What was it?

Magazine clippings.

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First Impressions: The Moo Notebook

I’m currently searching for the ‘perfect’ journal. Not an art journal specifically, as I have several (and one in particular I’ll discuss here in another post) that I love. However, even my written journals must have the ability to let me get creative. Preferably I’d love something that takes both…

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#TAKE5ART Journal Challenge

I was recently inspired by Leanne of CreativelyFree2Bme to try the #TAKE5ART Journal Challenge.  The challenge is to include 5 items determined by the challenge creator in an art journal page.  The five items for this challenge were: Wet into Wet watercolor wash Black pen or marker Acrylic paint Music…

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Art Along: Art Journal Page ‘Home’

Follow along as I create a page in my art journal.  This page is entitled ‘Home’ and comes from my return to Maine and discovering it truly is and has always been my home.

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DIY June Insert for Jane Davenport Butterfly Book

As I was sharing on my Patreon page, June seemed to sneak up on me. I recorded this video showing how I put together my DIY June insert for my Jane Davenport Butterfly Book a week ago, edited it last Monday and set it aside thinking I’d post it on…

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Creating a DIY May Insert for the Jane Davenport Butterfly Book

I’m smitten with the Jane Davenport Mixed Media line. Ever since Michael’s released it in January, I haven’t been able to resist them.  At this point I have her Mermaid Markers, both watercolor sets, water brushes, two of her wonderful face stamp sets, 1 roll of her washi tape, her…

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DIY Magical Slime Kit

In case you’ve been hiding under a rock, slime is a big thing right now.  Although its popularity isn’t found strictly with kids, my 10 year old step-granddaughter swoons whenever she sees it.  For her 10th birthday, I decided that putting together a kit would most likely give me extra…

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Art Along: The Fairy Castle

Supplies used: Daler Rowney The Langton Prestige 140lb Hot Press Watercolor paper My Artscape Graphite Paper (to transfer from my sketchbook) Masking fluid Daniel Smith Watercolors Gansei Tambi Starry Colors Watercolors Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Black Soot Golden Heavy Body  Titanium White Acrylic Paint (mixed with water for ‘stars’)…

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