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Paper Craft in an Art Journal

Supplies Needed

  • Decorative paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Card stock paper
  • Mod podge
  • Brush
  • Tray to pour mod modge on
  • Stencil-optional
  • Marker

Journal Photos

You will need to have decorative paper. This can be ordered online, found at the craft store in the scrap booking section, or you can save interesting design paper from the mail or from gifts or wrapping paper. Also needed is mod podge. You can have it glossy or matte, either is fine. It really comes down to what you prefer.

I also suggested a stencil. This stencil will be easier for those that what an image without having to free hand draw it. You can trace an image as well through a light box. Pick a simple object, and then you can make more complicated ones later.

You draw your image, I used an apple shape. Then tear the decorative paper into small pieces and use the mod podge to glue it down onto the image you drew, the goal is to fill it in with decorative paper.

After it dries you can use a marker and trace the edge for a border.

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Caroline

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Shaving Cream-Pollock style

This is done on a separate paper due to the type of technique. It will be added to the journal. This is a two-part post.

Supplies

  • 12″x14″ mixed media paper
  • Shaving cream
  • Acrylic liquid paint
  • Scraper/straight edge
  • Paper towels
  • Rags
  • Tray

Start with spreading the shaving cream onto a pan.

Then add paint onto the shaving cream. Be creative with your pouring. Add as many colors as you want.

Then place the 11″x14″ paper on top of the shaving cream and gently press and rub the paper.

Lift the paper slowly.

Set aside and add more colors and continue to make prints.

Use the straight edge and gently remove the shaving cream from the paper.

After the shaving cream is removed below is the result.

More Prints

Next post I will show how to include this in your art journal.

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Rue Paris Update

I’ve Been Busy

Finished 3 pages out of 18. It’s looking really nice. Can’t wait for one row to be done.

Other Art

I also started some new drawings.

Pencil Drawing
Color pencil drawing
Color pencil drawing

A New Painting

Acrylic painting

I am proud of my latest art. I have been trying to focus more on creating art than focusing on overworking myself in my job.

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Changed name to artwithcaroline

Film some art demonstrations. Subscribe and follow.

Caroline

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Pour Painting

Supplies needed

  • Arteza Pouring Acrylic Colors
  • trays, I used old cookie sheets
  • coasters-find them on Amazon
  • towel
  • paper towels

First Group of Coasters

Below the paint colors are: Neon Blue, Carnation Pink, Silver Fray

2nd Group of Coasters

Below the paint colors are Silver, Coral, Phthalo Green

3rd Group of Coasters

below the paint colors are Neon Purple, Titanium White, Pastel Yellow

Have Fun with Left-Over paint

I collected the dripping paint onto a tray. After I was finished with the coaster, I took paper and pressed it into the left over paint and made a print. I also brushed paint into my sketch book. This is a fun background for a sketch book multi-media artwork.

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I hope you enjoyed this. I have a youtube video about it as well. Check it out.

Make sure your CC is on for subtitles

Caroline

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Pour Paint

It’s been a quick summer. I feel like I have returned back to all work and no play mentality. I have been working from home at a new job which I love. I don’t have the pressures of meetings and needing to be in the office for 40 hours. However I have not done a good idea with my art goals lately.

To recharge me and allow my mind to heal. I decided to try pour painting. It was fun, made me laugh and giggle. I felt like I was at the art experiment table in kindergarten again. It allowed me to be free.

I might make more. This may be my fun art that I do when I need to let my mind go and have some freedom.

I have been working on my art journal technique book and have a blog specifically for it. It is

Caroline

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Painting with soft pastels

Supplies

  • Water
  • Brushes
  • Towels
  • Journal
  • Soft pastels

There’s a few ways to paint with soft pastels.

First use the soft pastel in a dry form. Rub a color onto the paper.

Then add water and use a paint brush to spread the color across the paper.

You can use a second color and blend the colors together along with diluting it with water.

Let’s keep making creative art journaling…

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Watercolor and Pen

This is an abstract art piece for your journal.

Supplies

  • Watercolor
  • Brushes
  • Water container
  • Paper towels
  • Pens-assorted colors

Start by painting shapes onto the paper. The shapes can overlap and the paint can bleed into another color. Fill the paper with as many shapes as you want.

Let dry. Use a blow dryer to speed up the drying time.

Then use the pens to outline the shapes and doodle in and around the shapes. Let your creativity flow.

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Crayons and Watercolor Painting

Supplies

  • paper/journal
  • gesso
  • brush for gesso
  • watercolor paint
  • crayons-various colors
  • pens-black and blue or various colors
  • canister for water
  • brushes
  • towels

Start by picking the size of paper or the journal you want to show your creativity.

My Choice in a Journal

Then gesso the paper. (Gesso is a primer to prevent the paint from soaking into the canvas or other materials such as paper). Let dry. A blow drier can be used to speed up the drying process.

Then use the crayons and mark on the paper lines going in all directions.

Then use the watercolor paints and start painting over the lines. Add splashes of colors onto the paper until you get the desired colors you want.

Let dry, again you can use the blow drier to speed up the drying time.

Once dry, take the pens and add details to it. You might want to highlight certain areas with doodle-like drawings, or outlines shapes. So much possibility is in this process.

This technique can be used for a background, a part of a larger painting, a book cover, bookmarks, or stationary.