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Welcome! This is the place where I share my artsy and crafty projects. I am an evolving artist these days ... finding myself enjoying less of the cards and mini albums that I have made for years, and turning to art journaling and more artistic endeavors. I have always enjoyed some craft or other, and some of my earliest memories of my mother helping me make paper dolls and other crafts. I am now in my 60's and finding myself more passionately enjoying creating beautiful things and learning new skills and techniques and products.

While you are here I hope you will find inspiration and ideas for making your own projects, however any images or projects you find here are my personal property and should not be used for your own monetary gain, or for contests or challenges. Thank You!


Home Is Where Your Heart Sings ... Art Journal Page

I know, I've said it before, but I am really loving playing with my new Gelli Arts Gelli Plate and making backgrounds for art journal pages.  Before I got the gelli plate I could not make an art journal page background for the life of me!  But now that I am printing designs on paper, it is so easy! 

Anyway, today I wanted to share with you my favorite art journal page thus far ... and I really do love it!  I hope you will too!  Here goes ...

So, what do  you think?  It was 'inspired' by one I found on Pinterest, and I think it was by Christy Tomlinson, but I've seen so many art journal pages lately that I couldn't begin to tell you for sure!  My favorite part of the page are the blue flowers on the birdhouse pole.  They are circles (imperfect circles) that I cut from one of my gelli plate prints, then cut into a spiral.  I adhered them to the page using Mod Podge, then curled up the spirals to give them some dimension.  Here's a close up view for you ...

Another favorite part are some elements I made by cutting out bits from a painted over paper doily that I had been using for making gelli plate prints.  One is at the top of the birdhouse ... I wanted it to look as if it was a star glowing to show the birds the way home ...

I painted it over and over with different colors from yellow to pink to red to gold, and feel like I got the 'glow' I was looking for.  And the other bits I made from the doily are the flowers at the bottom of the fence ...

The flowers were actually around the center of the doily, so I painted them pink (with my fingers) and glued them to the page with Mod Podge.  They were still wet when I took this picture, and look much better once they dried.

I got hubby to make a picture of me ... in my apron ... with this latest page.  He thought I was crazy, but after almost 29 years together, he should KNOW that already!  :)

So that's my most recent art journal page ... thanks so much for stopping by today, and I'm sure I will be back with another page (or something) to share very soon.  Blessings,

  • Base Card Stock - Georgia Pacific 110 pound (Walmart)
  • Paints - Anita's All Purpose Acrylic Craft Paints
  • Patterned Paper - For the fence and the base and roof - Bo Bunny Prairie Chic
  • Patterned Paper - (All Others) My Minds Eye
  • Mod Podge Glossy
  • Gelli Arts Gelli Plate
  • Sharpie Micro Fine Marker - Black

1 comment:

Trish said...

I absolutely love this page. And I love all the little details you shared. Great job! :D