Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial

Recently while in Oklahoma City, I held a workshop at JRK Studios. There were three people in the workshop and I showed them how to make a Garden Fresh Junk Journal with a screen printed canvas panel from Canvas Corp Brands. Love the way the Spring Showers Fabric Panel looks on the cover of this Garden Fresh Junk Journal. Having the printed canvas made making the cover easy.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Below is the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial. In this video, I show how I put the canvas cover together and then I add the pages using a pamphlet stitch.

Supplies used for the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

A garden junk journal is a great gift for that gardener in your life. They will be able to record plantings and harvests inside this junk journal. The journal measures 8.5 tall by 5.75 inches wide and has 60 pages inside the three signatures.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Using the mini file folders from 7gypsies is a great way to add more journaling and some pretty colors to a page.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

In the workshop, I shared a clever way to use an old envelope to add more writing space. When they saw how simple it was to add the envelope their minds came up with lots of ideas to use in their journals.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

The digital images from Calico Collage were printed on an HPColor LaserJet Pro M281fdw printer. I used Color LaserJet Paper to get the beautiful images.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

On many of the pages, I used my homemade stencils and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add stenciled images and color.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Having a Cricut Explore Air has made choosing and making embellishments so much easier. I started with the original personal Cricut cutter many years ago and there was a big learning curve. Now it is so simple to pick an image, choose the size and then cut.

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Pages from gardening books are a great way to add color and space to add more journal cards. The beautiful images are perfect accents to use throughout this Garden Fresh Junk Journal.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Coming up soon will be a tutorial on how I made my own washi tape. Be on the lookout for that soon.

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Take a look around at the items you have on hand and see how easy it is to make your own Garden Fresh Junk Journal. Once you get started you will love it so much you won’t be able to stop.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Sharing a Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial. The Crazy Pages were made for an International Art Journal Pages Trade “Crazy Pages”. Coordinated by Ayala Art through Facebook. The idea was to create any size page with any medium and send it out to eleven other artists. Then when we got the pages we would then make these into an Art or Junk Journal.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

International Art Journal Pages Trade “Crazy Pages”

Twelve pages, Two amazing teams. Each page made with a different shape, design, and techniques, painted with incredible backgrounds, are being shipped to different states and countries around the world! 📓 🛩 🎨 📓 😁 📹
Once completed, each artist of the two teams will take their 12 pages, which were painted by 12 different people, and then will film or take pictures of them binding the pages into a unique, fun, and amazing Art Journal of Crazy Pages!!

Please be sure to check out my fellow YouTube Artists who are participating in this trade with me. Some will have pictures up on their Instagram Accounts and some will have a video up on YouTube detailing the whole journey. ⭐ “Crazy Pages” was created by and organized by Ayala Art / I Love 2 Paint.

Artists:

  • Ayala Art https://www.youtube.com/user/AyalaArt
  • Bea Grob https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe7QGFU5YICjkDfn3jpkctg
  • Britta Toftebjerg https://www.youtube.com/mindartdk
  • Cecilia J. Forteza https://youtu.be/Fifds8dvm_c and https://youtu.be/2B-uFlixt7E
  • Cindy Porter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6shFsb0tBbIi9bvQCfYCg
  • Courtney Hancock Wadehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6TRvc38-vM5SvMzmefvZg
  • Erin Serviss DeCoste https://m.youtube.com/#/channel/UCDVNmRKap2rbQ3t3Bv84J8g
  • Gabriele Gamatz https://www.youtube.com/user/gamatz2708 https://Instagram.com/gamatz
  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh: https://www.youtube.com/user/TwinkleArtist
  • Kristy Tyra will share on Facebook
  • Linda Israel https://youtu.be/RlWxk719dO0
  • Mona Lundeborg https://www.youtube.com/user/monchri08
  • Shae Leigh: www.youtube.com/shae206

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial Supply list

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial Video.

After collecting the items I attached the two sheets of watercolor paper together with washi tape on the back backside. This made a large sheet I could work on and then cut up later.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Stamp the images with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven. Then adhere torn bits of the Damask Tissue paper and dictionary page.

Using the stencil made on the Cricut Explore Air I used the Chalk sprays to add color to the page.

Next applied the Glam and High Impact paint with some yellow acrylic paint with an old room key card in a random fashion.

Using a couple of stencils and gesso I then added a layer over the whole sheet.

Apply a little watered down glimmer mist or use a spray bottle of water then spray with Electric Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist here and there.

Use PVA to attach the torn napkin all over.

Once this is dry – I used a heat tool to speed up the process. Apply the three different pink acrylic paints to create flowers around the torn napkin pieces. Creating whole new flowers.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Apply Cranberry Zing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist with a paint brush over the flowers.

Seal the work with Krylon Matte Finish Spray – I took it outside as the fumes are not good to smell.

Then using a Pitt Pen made marks around the flowers to give more definition.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Remove the washi tape from the back and cut the two pages apart. Then cut down to 5 x 5.5 inch pieces.

I really love how these Mixed Media Crazy Pages turned out! There will be more I will be making! Soon I’ll show other projects using the scans I made of the pages.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Take time to play with your art supplies. There is no wrong way to enjoy making something beautiful. Try new things and don’t worry about how it turns out. It might look like a hot mess at first, but keep playing and before you know it you have a wonderful work of art.

ANNOUNCEMENT! The artwork has now been included in a digital Junk Journal kit by Calico Collage Called: Linda’s Wisdom. Love to see what you make with this digital kit use the tag #lindaswisdom on social media. Thank you, everyone, for helping me reach a dream of having something of mine out for mass consumption.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thank you, so much for stopping by my blog today To see the Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

I’m in the CCB Travelling Art Journal round robin and today I’m sharing How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page. This was my entry for March for the traveling art journal. To see all of the February entries head over to the Canvas Corp Brands Blog.

This journal is a group of 24 artists working in a different journal each month. When they complete their journal entry they mail it on to the next person. The process will be repeated until it has reached all of the participants, twelve in each group.

Some of the artists chose to make a custom journal for this round robin, some purchased journals. It is interesting to see the styles of each person as we get the journals in the mail.

We have our own little support group where we can talk about what we are doing in the journals and ask for help, get tips and ideas. I’ve made new friends because of this little group.

For my entry this month I was feeling the coolness at the end of winter and wanted to share that cool blue feeling but with the hope, that spring is nearly here with a butterfly.

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Supplies used in How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Canvas Corp Brands Tissuestock 12×12 – Damask on Ivory
7gypsies Architextures™ 12×12 Paper – Art Wall
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Blue Bubbles
Tattered Angels Glam Chandelier
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint White
Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Stamp in the Hand Script Stamp
Liquitex Matte Medium
Paint Brush
Fast’N Final Lightweight Spackling
Pallet Knife
Ledger Stencil – Amazon
Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso
White Crochet Thread
Die cut butterfly
Brutus Monroe Stamp set: Beautiful
MISTI
Scrap of white cardstock
Brutus Monroe Ink – Cornflower
Stipple brush
Water bottle
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Heat tool
Paint Pallet
Blue Acrylic Paint
Sharpie Fine point

How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page

Now that you see the list of supplies used. Here is the video on How to make a Blue Butterfly Journal Page:

Making a journal page entry is a lot of fun. I enjoy the process of thinking about what  I want to have the page look like when I’m done. But sometimes it is just making the page that is fun. There are times that things don’t always turn out the way I think it should, but I never let that get me down. With Mixed Media there are no mistakes, just opportunities to try new things.

Never be afraid to try something new. You never know how much you just might like that new thing!

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. Make sure you head over to the Canvas Corp Blog and check out all of the other journal entries for the month March too.

How to Alter a Metal Tin

Want a fun beautiful gift? Here I’ll show you How to alter a metal tin. Using the Calico Collage Digital images – Spring Peacock, Rinea Foil, Brutus Monroe ink and Glam from Tattered Angels.

How to alter a metal tin

While out shopping at Dollar Tree I found a set of two metal tins. When I saw these I knew I could alter these with a few supplies I already had on hand.

Supplies used in How to alter a metal tin:
Glossy Sapphire Rinea foil
Spellbinders Circle Die
Butterfly Die
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Domino images
Metal Tins – Dollar Tree
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink-Raven
Vagabond Machine Inspired by Tim Holtz or other like die cutting machine
Self-adhesive Rhinestones
Glam from Tattered Angels, Clear, and Chandelier
Paint brush

How to alter a metal tin

I began but selecting a page from the Spring Peacock journal kit from Calico Collage. Once I had a page selected I used my Vagabond and Spellbinders circle die to cut out circles.

Selected images from the Spring Peacock Domino digital images from Calico Collage, trimmed off the white edges.

Die cut a beautiful butterfly out of the Blue Rinea foil using my Vagabond.

Using Glam from Tattered Angels I painted the back of the circle and placed it on the top of the metal tin. Applied glam to the domino-sized peacock image and added to the top of the circle.

So that the butterfly wouldn’t lift and get damaged I applied glam to the back and then placed it on the top of the other images.

Glam dries pretty quick. Using the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels I then coated the top of the tin.

Lastly, I applied a few self-adhesive rhinestones to the butterfly and off to one side.

How to alter a metal tin

For those that like videos here is the video on How to alter a metal tin:


I just love how the images sparkle because of the Chandelier Glam from Tattered Angels. These altered metal tins will make a great gift. I’m thinking of adding some candy and maybe a piece of jewelry inside.

Interested in purchasing a finished tin? Head over to my store where I have some listed for sale.

How to alter a metal tin

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