Hey guys, today I am up on the Walnut Hollow blog sharing how I made this wood burned cookie plate!
I used one of their Basswood Rounds, Creative Versa-Tool Wood Burner and a bit of white acrylic paint (by DecoArt) to make this and it was super easy, but a little time consuming. It was totally worth it though!
Click here to read more about it on the Walnut Hollow blog!
Get Messy Art Journal is an art journaling program that is a school, art playground and family. We are a group of like minded art journalers who have come together under this art form to learn, share, practice our skills and push past our creative limits with hopes to inspire. Our community values consistent creating, encouragement and suppport and trying new things. We would love to have you join us as a member of Get Messy Art Journal.
I actually only got 1.5 pages done this week. I’ve been working on other projects and woke up with a cold yesterday so I didn’t get as much time in my journal as normal.
Nonetheless, I am super HAPPY about the pages I did make. Happiness is my goal in life and this first page is all about what happiness is to me.
The background is a gelli print, and I painted gesso around the edges so I could journal on top.
The girl is actually a part of my 365 sketchbook project, I drew her earlier this week and then decided she would look good in my journal, so I printed out a copy of her to use.
Now, I said I made “1.5 pages” this week, because on the page below I actually painted the astronaut girl weeks ago but never got around to adding anything else onto the page until yesterday when I wrote the “I could lose myself in the stars” saying.
What makes you happy? A good book and a cup of hot tea? Puppies? Star Trek episodes?? (Oh wait, those are all my happy things….)
- Americana Clear Chalkboard Coating
- Americana Acrylics Grey Storm
- 1.5″ Paint Brush
- Newspaper or Tarp to paint on
- Chalk Marker
- Pegboard Hooks
1. Place your pegboard on newspaper or a tarp, so that any paint that drips through the holes are easy to clean up. Using a 1.5″ paint brush, paint your pegboard with Grey Storm.
I love the clear chalkboard coating, it makes me want to turn everything into chalkboards. I’m not even kidding, I painted my desk surface with it.
Don’t you just love pegboards? What would you hang up on your pegboard?
Here are my favorite crafting jams:
- For Crafting: Film Scores, Owl City, or Celtic/Scottish Rock (I love Tartanic’s music.).
- For Art journaling: Owl City or Toby Mac.
- For Cleaning my Studio: 80’s, or Disney songs! Especially The Lion King, and Tangled.
- For Blogging: Classical, I especially love Lindsey Stirling, 2 Cellos, and The Piano Guys.
I have a very odd taste of music, right? I listen to them all via Pandora, so it does throw in new songs every now and then.
I’d love to know what you listen to when crafting?
Here on the blog I’ve already shared reasons why I keep an art journal (and maybe reasons you should), and they’re all still true. I keep an art journal because I need it to turn how I’m feeling into art.
Some people do more actual “journaling” in their art journals, but I love quotes and I like to use my journal to document those quotes. Usually they fit how I’m feeling that day or week, etc.
I’m thrilled to be joining this group of talented ladies in 2016. Let’s make it the year of the art journal.
My goal for 2016 is to find my art voice and style even more. Do you have a creative goal for the new year?
Learn more about Get Messy Art Journal here.
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For this technique you’ll need water based markers. What I used, and recommend, are Tombow’s Dual Brush Pens. I used the set of secondary colors and they blended really nicely.
I used this technique to color in the stamped house below. If you want to see how then just keep reading. 🙂
Supplies: Water Based Markers, Craft Mat or Palette, Paint Brush, Water
1. Stamp your image onto watercolor paper. This is optional, but if you’re coloring a stamped image like me, go ahead and stamp it. 🙂
If you’re wondering, this house stamp is by Paper Wings Productions.
2. Color with one of your markers onto a craft mat. It doesn’t have to be a craft mat, but you need a non stick surface that the ink won’t stick to. Try a craft mat, freezer paper, a palette, or an acrylic block.
3. Dip your paintbrush in a small dish of water to moisten it, then rub it over the ink to pick it up.
4. Use your paint brush and color in your image, as you would with normal watercolors.
5. Repeat steps 2-4 with multiple colors!
What do you think? Is this something you’ve done?