Tag Archives: journaling

  • Taking the Mystery out of Art Journaling

    Taking the Mystery out of Art Journaling

    In our monthly Art Journaling Chat, Marilyn and I have spent many hours stressing that “there are no rules in art journaling.” Art journaling is all about the freedom to express yourself, so anything goes. That said, I do follow a few simple “checks” when I create an art journal page. I like to use […]

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  • 3 Quick Tips for Summer Layouts

    3 Quick Tips for Summer Layouts

    I love saturated colors and the oversized word art – they perfectly sum up summer. But If you see this style of kit and think, “I love it, but I don’t know how to use it,” then this article is for you!

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  • Pedestal Pop-Ups Tutorial

      An Un-expected element for your Art Journal & Greeting Cards! You are going to be surprised at how easy it is to construct these pop-up mechanisms! I am giving you 2 templates – one for what I call the “stand alone” mechanism and one for the “inset” mechanism. Both are interchangeable depending on your […]

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  • Adding Realism to Digital Art Journal Pages

    Adding Realism to Digital Art Journal Pages

    When I make a page for my scrapbook or digital art journal pages, I almost always start with an embellishment or two and build my page around them. In the Altered Life digital kit and coordinating products, I really liked the hexagon borders and the cluster with the heart. Once those were placed, I started […]

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  • Create Your Own Stencils Using Custom Photoshop Shapes!

    In this lesson, we will be learning: How to create a stencil using Scrap Girls products and  freezer paper – Both for hand cutting and cutting with the Silhouette Cameo Electronic Cutting Machine. How to create a currently popular background technique using regular art supplies. How to create the “Aura Knot” Pattern I used for […]

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  • Using Photojournalism On Your Digital Scrapbook Layouts

    Article written using Adobe Photoshop CS5 with Windows 7 What do you think of when someone says “spring”? Insects are not the first thing I think of, but somehow that’s what I ended up featuring in this digital scrapbooking assignment! Most of us take many, many photos of an event or subject. Sometimes there’s that WOW! photo […]

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