Napkin journal swap #139

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kind of did the wine and a themed front and back page , added a piece of wine cork for decoration. did some outlining on it.
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The inside I used 5 different napkins and tore and pieced them to look right.
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this is the back side and the envelope all pretty and sparkles….. says   LEAVE A LITTLE SPARKLE WHEREVER YOU GO!

I had so much fun making these …I ll post mine that people send me also , I just don’t want to ruin anyone’s surprises…buy posting too early

This was the first one to start off in the group my one on one…

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The swap was a nature one….. this is the front lots of pens sparkles markers.
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this is the inside it took hours to fill in  with torn papers and some markers for high lights. I love how he turned out. 
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this is the back I made a fun tag and pocket for something different and some foo foo strings…
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front of tag…
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back of tag…………

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And my envelope

 

This is the one I got in return  so cute!!!!

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cute chicken…with the folk look! sweet…..
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this is the other side… so fall 

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.

8×8 Journal page made from a folder………

The Journal page is made from a regular file folder . measure 4 by 8 when closed and opened its 8×8. these are so fun to make and decorate. this one I made for a group Iam in. its a 1 on 1 trade. I hope she likes it.. The trade was a nature.. I  had a lot of fun with this one..

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this is the decorated envelope and the front page of the journal. I used watercolors, pens,and colored pencils.
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back side of the envelope 
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inside I did torn paper art with gift wrap papers, art papers painted in green and blue. torn and glued yes it takes hours to do but look how cool it looks!!!
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added a pocket with some foo foo bling  pens markers chalks ………………
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up closer to see the water lily.
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on the other side of tag is information of trade . person traded with, date and one on one. And my artist information.
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just a little thank you to hostess ………..

Make a charm with buttons……………..

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I used Dress it up Buttons but any brand with clip ins will work.

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dress it up buttons they are  sold at most hobby stores by the bag full.

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press down on the card stock to make a circle pattern in the paper and then cut it out.

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Set the photo inside and check for fit trim if needed,Now add glue to button and place photo inside.

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rosebudinnh homemade charms

Enter paper glaze of choice this is what I had at the time. { now I use Crystal lacquer}

let dry add to fun project!!!!

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.

A day on the beach,walking the shoreline……

Torn tissue paper and White gesso layered papers .This one is way better in person then on line. My art journal is almost finished..

 I love the pearlized paper for her see thru shirt and sleeves. And the layered yellow and orange in her dress I tried to make it look like she was holding up her skirt to keep it dry.really need to work on that more.. walking the shoreline at the beach by rosebudinnh

purple dress torn paper art

mix media art torn paper, magazine papers,tissue papers,and scrapbook paper. I added magazine pieces of grass and mountains and some flowers I sort of made it a collage as I didn’t have enough of the same photo to cover the back ground I was so excited to just add wheat and grass and flowers and it looked like it belonged.’I also gave her a cool slip showing and used earth tone colors for the ground this is a great way to use my scraps of scrap book papers.the socks is White texture “BASIC ” paper.  I tore it straight up and down to give the socks a ribbed look. and I hand made the pansy flower on her shoe,with matching black and purple tissue paper. I did layers on her dress of light blue and then purple strips. love how she turned out………

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purple dress

mulberry paper bird

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rosebudinnh

Not one of my best , but sometimes we need to show the ones that didn’t go as planned.  I have more that  I really love…  but hey its not in the trash so its just ok… LOL…….torn tissue papers, mulberry paper black textured card stock, Bob Ross  white gesso.

I ve been so busy so many things going on … so I havent been posting much.

I have been doing a lot of torn paper art so I hope you enjoy the photos…

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torn paper panda art
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made this cutie for Amanda Guerin….
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a walk in the rain
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a panda for my collection.
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Saw a painting of this and so I copied it as a torn paper art piece..
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torn paper birds…

my newest torn paper mix media art work .. used mulberry paper, tissue papers and other speciality papers. this is all hand torn paper and plenty of glue. also some texture paste.love this new art expererince…….

April is national poetry month… so in honor I did this puffin

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I really enjoyed doing this guy.  I think they are really cute birds.. I ve been feeling ill so this is a short quick post.. thank you for your comments .Love reading them…..

learning about torn paper art….. and sharing it ……

First theres lots of ways to do this some people just use nothing but magazine  tears and the tears are the finished lines with the ways of the tears and its all in the directions of the tears up or downward lines..Some artist just  use scrapbook paper, and some use painted papers they paint papers then tear them… I do all the above now whatever the mood strikes me.  So here’s one I just finished doing wish I could remember the original artist name that did this in a painting……. I think she did an oil painting of this of sorts…

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I started off with doing the legs using only magazine flesh photos …faces arms whatever your fancy for the color did the up and down tears with no white.

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when  tearing the skin for legs place like doing puzzle see if it fits tear . move it around see where it looks good if you don’t like it glue another over it. save your torn papers because you’ll need them on another project as this is very addictive art……… especially if you’r good at puzzles and matching colors and piece placements…. this will be a  breeze for you……  for the background went for green bush and grass tree look. and did the brown but covered it up later because I hated it with the brown.

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the socks are torn texture paper I tore the paper in lengths and glued them one on top of the other to look like the socks are rubbed , or that was what I thought anyways it worked for me… LOL

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next  I believe, I did the souls of the shoes and black magazine shadows.

scissors are showing to cut edges  ends straight to paper .

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then I did the shoes  tear paper sort of rounded in the direction of the shoe so it flows and looks round at the ends. you could also add shading with a red marker on here… up to you…and then ground area …

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this is so addictive once you start you won’t be able to stop making them……. I found another fun art paper project…

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…..

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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….

journaling by 5’s Session 3-Pattern: Stamps, Stencils

well I finally got some free time to play today. and staying true to my nature the timer wasn’t set today.. I enjoy it more with out thinking of a timer. Kind of freaks me out… and makes me feel like school days and timed test. !!   Which I never seemed to handle well , Never do well under pressure.. But It just seemed like I would see things appear and I so wanted to do my idea it right away.. But I am trying so hard to stay in the rules best I can.. NEED TO Give my self a slap with a ruler on the hand.. LOL….. but I am having a hard time to stop working on the journal…….And just when I think I know what I am gonna do something else happens  and the page gets a totally different look…..so it’s a real fun time and thats what its all about

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journaling by 5’s session 2 texture

Session 2: Texture
Collage/Craft-think die cuts, punched shapes, decorative borders, scrapbook paper, tags, stickers, washi tape, etc.
Recycled-think product packaging, receipts, candy wrappers, junk mail, book pages, note pads, etc.
These 2 categories are very similar but there is a difference: one is for items that are intended for craft purposes and you can typically buy them in a craft store. The other is for recycled items or things you find around your house. Make sense? It’s okay to tear these down into smaller pieces before you get started and make sure you have a variety to choose from. Use a glue stick, tape runner or other quick drying glue for this step. Just put a dab in the middle of the item and get it stuck down. You can go back later to secure the edges.

 

cover undone
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I decided to add a pocket to the journal because I used to add them in my atcs  book holders and thought why not. Now The whole timmer thing just isn’t working out for me . I find myself getting so involved with what I am doing that I kind of tune out everything else and things going on around me is basically back ground noise…… Not sure if it has to do with being in a large family and having lots of brothers and sisters all doing different things at the same time . So I used to tone out on things… My mom said I had selective hearing. And it works pretty much for me…..LOL… ok  I broke the rules again…. 15 minutes……. was more like an hour…. but I did do the whole book so , many I cheated a little, but I am enjoying the process of not thinking everything out and having no plan until It flashes before what that blue looks like water…. I have some graphics that goes with this!!!!!  and I was off and running again….. ok thanks for looking all.

 

more fun….. joined Journaling by 5’s group…

have you gotten in a journal rut? Thanks to Kelly Donovan I have found a wonderful place….Yes Kelly I am still stocking you..LOL… In a good way… nothing but love….. Well anyways .. The group is a different way to try art journaling by 5’s with Shannon Green ………..What is Journaling By 5s?

5 Sessions
10 Prompts
15 Minutes
20 Pages
check out the video….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ohBQFKqus

So I started off by glueing pages together to make a sturdier page, and so exciting…. I am  painting one color over my pages to begin because I really dont want to see models sporting bras that actually fit in them…x and other things too distracting …so one color blotting out I hope its not a rule breaker plan,,, hahaaaa….. then I shall choose paints and inks for the timed part of 5mins.  I LOVING THIS SO FAR…….  I am back and I have done the first step need to get out the camera and photo the pages so far…… and I did go over the 5 mins… I couldn’t help myself . I was having so much fun doing free style painting that I ended up doing both sides of the pages.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd so this is where I am at . And I am enjoying this journey more then I thought…. a few pages I don’t care for but … I am going with it…. now too watch part 2 videos ……later as I shall post as I go thru the steps.

 

 

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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Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

Journal52 Facebook group

 

Week 6 Prompt: Window

For this week’s prompt, think windows of opportunity, the view from your window, beautiful stained glass windows, quotes about windows – whatever resonates the most with you. You can paint, doodle, draw, collage – or a combination of all of the above – whatever you are most comfortable with!

this one was different it was a start of a winter photo taken by one of my sons and I printed it in black and white . then used my water color pens and white out for snow and water colors for my raccoon, layered the windows wit double sided sticky tape to give it the depth. and added plastic from projector sheet for window..  its so cold out and stormy the poor raccoon’s looking for pietie marshmallows for his HOT cocoa… {from running Scared….. Mama. Mama! Out here! Hey, Gonzales. ….. Can I have some more petite marshmallows in my hot cocoa?

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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

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