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Art Journal Every Day: End of May/Beginning of June Pages

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If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here.  All of the previous posts can be found archived here.  Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day!  No need to finish anything or even like it. If you've done some art journaling this week, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek.  Even if you're not on social media, you can see everything (from twitter, pinterest, instagram, and facebook) that uses that hashtag here.

Today I wanted to share some pages from my daily art journal.  These three spreads are from the end of May and the beginning of June.  Seeing that it's now September, I've got a lot of pages to share with you over the coming weeks!

First up is a page that features a face sporting some super dimensional eyelashes.  They're actually fake eyelashes that I used for a TV appearance and then didn't want to throw away.  So, I put them to use instead!

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

I used my Water Lilly Art Foamie in the background, making multi-colored prints using a Stamp Buddy.

I like to add lots of little details to  my work.  For instance, you can see all of the little gold dots inside the crook of her hand.

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

This calligraphed card was given to me by super talented calligrapher Janet Takahashi.  (BTW: You can learn some of Janet's calligraphy techniques on the upcoming season of Make It Artsy.)

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

Inside the vine leaf thing you can see some multi-colored stamping.  I used one of my rotating repeat stamps and a custom colored ink pad.  Both are techniques that you can find in my book Carve Stamp Play.  And did you know that you can actually purchase some of my rotating repeat stamps for yourself?  One set here and one set here.

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

Lettering doesn't have to be fancy to be impactful.  All of this lettering is super simple.

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

This is something I drew and then cut with my ScanNCut.  I didn't really have a purpose for it when I created it, so it simply sat on my desk for many months.  I'm delighted that it has now found a home in my art journal!

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from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday
from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

I loved creating this flower pattern for her shirt.  And now I kind of wish it were a real shirt that I could wear!

Hope you enjoyed this peek into my journal!

Thanks for stopping by!

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