July’s Mission Inspiration Page and a Short Break

July’s Mission Inspiration Page and a Short Break

Hello, my lovely followers,

So today to wrap up your week I am bringing you a page I did last weekend and got in just under the wire. My July 2018 Mission Inspiration, prompts art journal page. I had so much fun making this one because it allowed me to use a photo that is one of my favorites. It was taken when my husband and I went on our trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I find my soul there, I just felt so at home and I loved it. I can’t wait until we can go back to that wonderful city again and Guadalupe’s Stamp Shop! Since this months prompt required we include a photo I chose that one. Now about the short break. I am so sad about this but I am having some back issues. I have been logging a lot of desk time between my day job and my lovely work with you’ll, so I am going to take this coming weekend off and try to stay off the computer and moving. I may have to extend it to the following weekend. Don’t dismay though if you follow me on social media I will line up some throwbacks to keep you company until I am back.

Oh, I almost forgot to tell you on this one I tested Distress Oxides and Tim Holtz’s micro glaze! I am hooked, it worked fabulously.

Video: July 2018 Mission Inspiration Process Video

So here we go:

As always for your shopping pleasure, if you see anything in the video you want here is my supply list 🙂

Some items are affiliate links and any purchases made thru these links help to fund my youtube videos and websites.

Affiliate Links:

Canson XL Media Journal
http://bit.ly/2vh0pUe (Blick Art Supplies)

Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste
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Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
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Archival Ink Sepia
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http://bit.ly/2mSwDli (Joggles)

Distress Oxide
Project Colors: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke
and Wild Honey
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http://bit.ly/2v00VXE (Blitsy)
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Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
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http://bit.ly/2AkYBQ9 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2mPxYch (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Mica Spray
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http://bit.ly/2tkJHDC  (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links:

Foam Sticky Dots
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Pilot Multiball Pen Medium
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June 2018 Mission Inspiration Art Journal Page

June 2018 Mission Inspiration Art Journal Page

Hello,

Happy Wendesday. It is time once more for an art journal share. This week’s page comes from the facebook Mission Inspiration group run by Mike Deakin. Each month a set of prompts are given and are used to build the page. The color scheme this month was funky and vibrant, and trying to incorporate some nature turned out to be a great challenge.

You can find my process video here: https://youtu.be/TBLg5wcuhOw

You can read this post on how I made the leaves: DIY PAINTED LEAVES

Here are some still photos of the page to help spark that imagination:

Happy Journaling

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DIY Painted Leaves for Art Journaling

DIY Painted Leaves for Art Journaling

With Spring in the air it felt like a good time to make some DIY painted leaves. For this month’s June Mission Inspiration Art Journal page, a prompt was to include something from nature. That is where these lovely magnolia leaves come into play.

Step 1:
I picked leaves that still had some elasticity to them, not totally dried out. I then brought them in, gently washed them, laid them between two paper towels and put a book on them for a few hours to press.

Step 2:
Once the leaves were clean and pressed I got out the paint pens I purchased at Walmart to have a play. I used colors that were part of the theme from this months journal prompt.

Step 3:
After I did one leaf in just paint pens I decided to see if I could paint the leaves. I grabbed some craft paint in yellow and lime green and applied two coats. Once the leaves were dry, I thought about stamping and that was my next step. I took black archival ink and used it to stamp the leaves. It really brought them to life.

Step 4.
Once I was sure the leaves were dry and the archival ink was dry I went and did some splattering as well adding e blue and some Tim Holtz mica spray for shimmer.

Step 5.
I let the leaves dry well overnight and in the morning I applied mod podge to the front and backs. This will preserve them for some time.

Stay tuned for my post on Wednesday to see how I used these leaves in my journal prompt from the facebook Mission Inspiration group. (June 2018)

I hope this gave you some crafting ideas and I’d love to see what you create!

Happy Crafting!

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May 2018 Mission Inspiration Challenge

May 2018 Mission Inspiration Challenge

Hello again,

Its art journal Wednesday, that halfway point in the week when we can all use a little creative boost. This week the page I am featuring comes from a monthly challenge. This is the May 2018 Mission Inspiration challenge from the facebook group by Mike Deakin.

I will admit this month’s colors and prompts kind of threw me, I don’t love the page, but I have come to mutual respect with it. This was a challenge that took me out of my color and comfort zone and made me try new things.

I share all my trials and findings in my youtube video:

https://youtu.be/3JdcDHkyc2U

Below are some stills for you:

The beauty of these monthly challenges is to do what it says, challenge yourself, push yourself. When you push your boundaries that is how you grow as an artist and crafter.
I hope this page will give you some inspiration on this Wednesday and happy journaling.

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April Mid Month Mission Inspiration Challenge “Move”

April Mid Month Mission Inspiration Challenge “Move”

Hello and Happy Thursday!

Once again this month I come to you with a challenge art journal page from the Facebook mission inspiration group. This time we have the April mid month mission inspiration page. The mid month ones are even more of a challenge because instead of a list of prompts you get one word to use. This really gets the creative juices flowing. With spring in the air I wanted to use some vibrant colors, so with a little collage and some Dylusions paints, this page came to life.

This is what this month’s mid month challenge was:

You can watch how I made the page in my video:

Here are some stills of the page:

 

Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating!

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April Mission Inspiration Challenge

April Mission Inspiration Challenge

One of my goals this year is to try and do more art journal prompts or challenges.

A great way to do this is to join Facebook groups that have art challenges or monthly prompts.

To me these sort of challenges will help me grow as a journaler because I will learn to combine things I hadn’t thought to and it pushes you.

One group i’m in and have fun with is the Mission Inspiration Group by Mike Deakin

This is what this month’s challenge was:

Here is what my version of these prompts turned out like. I had a lot of fun, loved the colors!

You can watch my process video and see how I did this on my youtube channel:

https://youtu.be/y5dqDZSbkjU

 

Thanks for stopping by and come join the fun!

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