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One of my favorite things about working in my junque journals (journals made from leftover art projects) is that I'm never faced with a blank page. When I sit down to journal I'm able to look at a messy page and it usually sparks my creativity. If you don't have a junque journal, you can take away that blank page icki-ness by cleaning off your brushes in your journal, gluing random bits and bobs you find into your journal, testing new products in your journal -- basically just finding ways to get stuff onto those blank pages. Then when you sit down to actually work in your art journal, you'll be faced with inspiring messes to spark your creativity!
These pages were all inspired by the junque already on the pages.
A version of that heart with polka dots was already on the page when I sat down to create.
I loved the text patterned paper that you can see in her face and I wanted to let it show through. The curl was inspired because I didn't want to lose those cool polka dots!
The face is a thermofax print that was already on the page. I worked around it.
Hope you're feeling inspired! Thanks for stopping by!
I'm delighted to bring you another episode of the Adventures in Arting Podcast!
If you do not see the podcast player above, please click on this link. You can listen to a podcast anywhere and at any time. It is a recording that is available to you whenever you'd like to listen. If you'd like to download it to your iTunes library, click here. You can also pause and rewind or fast forward as you desire. I like to listen to podcasts while I'm making art. It's a little like hanging out with friends while you art.
I've got a quick podcast for you today. It's about 18 minutes of chatting about my Australia trip thus far. My voice is a little bit weird because I'm trying to be quiet and so I'm not quite as bubbly as usual. You can also see a periscope video of me and Nat talking about Australia for the next 12 hours or so HERE (You don't have to have a periscope account to watch the video on your computer).
Here are some photos of the things we discuss on the podcast:
A sample of Melbourne graffiti (major post on this topic coming soon):
Thanks for stopping by!
Set up is a very glamorous experience....
The HSN experience involves a great deal of waiting and eating. When we travel to Tampa we always seem to end up at Cracker Barrel and Tasty Pho (Vietnamese food).
The weather was lovely in Tampa and from my room I even had a view of a little lake behind the hotel.
I'm always amazed at how much makeup they manage to put on me. Check out those eyelashes:
When it's time to head to set, there's a long walk through the HSN halls where my stomach does flip flops and I feel like a condemned man taking a last walk.
The good news is that once I hit the set, my natural instincts kick in and I'm ready to start making faces and talking ScanNCut!
Originally, we were only supposed to have two airings, but we lucked into a third airing... .
...and the ScanNCut bundle (which included the Universal Pen Holder) sold out! It's such a good feeling when it sells out. I feel like I've done my job!
Speaking of my job, I made two projects that heavily used the Universal Pen Holder:
I used the Universal Pen Holder to draw the circle shapes in a variety of sizes, using both a black and gold pen. Then I used the Direct Cut function to cut them out to use as embellishments.
I also used the Universal Pen Holder to draw the circle shape on my background paper. I used a waterproof pen and was able to watercolor over the shapes without any ink running!
I also used the Universal Pen Holder to sketch my title and then the Direct Cut function to cut it out!
My second project was a little stuffed horse!
I used the Universal Pen Holder to draw the design onto lightly patterned fabric and then used my ScanNCut to cut the pieces out. I stitched it together, stuffed it, added the tail and the eye and in no time at all I had an adorable toy! Super duper easy!
Thanks for stopping by!
Disclosure: I am a paid spokesperson for the Brother ScanNCut. It is a machine that I love and use. All opinions and projects are my own.
If you have ScanNCut questions, please contact Brother Customer Support: 1-877-BROTHER (877-276-8437), M-F, 9:00am to 6:00pm EST. You can also fill out this online form.
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