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Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Process/Tutorial – Spread 2 – It’s Okay

Continuing on with my traveler’s notebook insert dedicated to art journaling, next is a spread using up a ton of paper scraps I have been hoarding. Most of them are left over from the coffee card set that was recently finished.

(I hope to record my process every time I open this insert, so be on the look out for more videos in this series in the coming months.)

Continuing on with the collage style, I started off-camera by throwing down a bunch of graphic washi tape and gesso with a palette knife. The rest sort of just built from there. Various paper scraps and a fluid acrylic “planet” created a mountain landscape and fantasy land. I love using my typewriter to create original titles for mixed media work. I had a lot of fun using watercolor pastels, too.

Please enjoy the process video below. Materials are listed in the tags on this post, as well as on-screen as they are being used.

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Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal Process/Tutorial – Spread 1 – Let It Grow

Decided it’s about time to put that traveler’s notebook we made to good use and start filling it with some art journaling!

I hope to record my process every time I open this insert, so be on the look out for more videos in this series in the coming months.

This layout is setting a precedent for the kind of style I’m going for – collage, vintage ephemera, florals, muted colors with pops of brightness. I may deviate from these things a bit but I am definitely into seeing what I can do to keep this TN insert visually cohesive. I may try to focus on a different style from insert to insert. I think it might also be interesting to set “rules” for an art journal, or guidelines to work from. Something to remember for later.

Please enjoy the process video below. Materials are listed in the tags on this post, as well as on-screen as they are being used.

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Neon Dirty Pour – Acrylic Skin on Silicone Mat Using Craft Paints and DIY Pour Medium

We’ve been making a ton of fluid acrylic skins to use in some new products that are currently in the design stages. While we’re not quite ready to show you the final result, we always love sharing our process. Stay tuned to see what we end up making with these wonderful fluid pours!

This video will take you through our typical process of creating a fluid acrylic pour that will dry into an easily-removable skin on the silicone mat. Once we peel it up, we use it to create all kinds of different mixed media art and products.

As soon as our line is done (which we’re super excited about) we’ll be launching the announcement here, on Youtube, and on Instagram. Can’t wait to show you more of what we’ve been working on!

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Pigeon Watercolor and Brush Pen Illustration Speed Paint

I think we all could use more reasons to unwind. Watercolor and all things pigment-based are my therapy. Sharing what I do with the world is also my therapy. Watching what others do can be so calming as well. You get caught up in their vibe that you get lost to the troubles around you.

Well, here’s to you getting caught up in my vibes.

I made this little pigeon babe for my Mother in Law on her birthday. She loves pigeons. I know a lot of people don’t love pigeons, but she does, and I think that’s special. Because they really are beautiful, smart little creatures.

This pigeon is all the way across an ocean right now, in a good home. I had so much fun creating him and I hope you have fun watching me create him.

As usual, supplies will be listed on screen as I use them. I will also be doing something new where I list them all in the tags here on the blog as well. Because that’s probably a thing that would be good to do!

Thanks all, looking forward to lots more fun things on the horizon.