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This mini journal page was prompted by two things:

1. A new Artfoamies purchase
2. A hectic day I needed to unwind from.

Have you been there? Long day at work,  you come home and want to do some art but then start looking at your journals and think nope, that will take too long.

This is where a mini art journal is fabulous. I always had scraps of Canson watercolor paper laying around, so one day I cut up a bunch into 4″ x 6″ (10.16cm x 15.24cm) pieces, punched two holes in them and bought some binder rings at the dollar store and voila! Mini Journal

So this weeks post/video is using one sheet of my mini journal page and the following steps:

1. I painted the background of the paper with a Tim Holtz Blending Tool and Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise paint

2. I used my new Ranger heat gun to dry the first layer

3. I then used a Dylusions text stencil with “Melted Chocolate” Dylusions paint, and one of my custom star stencils with “Cut Grass” Dylusions paint to decorate the background. To apply the paint I again used my trusty Blending Tool. (Note: if you use too much paint on the dabber, be sure to keep a journal handy to rub off excess- you then get a cool background for something new later on)

4. Dried the page with the heat gun again.

5. I got out my Dylusions “Black Marble” paint, and I put some on a Gelli plate (about 1tbsp), then I put my roller thru the paint and applied it to my new sugar skull foamie (“Skullie” Love : ArtbyMarlene)

6. Stamped the Art Foamie on the paper.

7. Dried the paper again.

8. Added some Tim Holtz Small Talk cutouts and edged the paper with Distress Oxide “Black Soot”.

It was a pretty quick process, once I figured out where I was heading, haha, and done in under 20 minutes. Just enough time to relax and unwind.

You can see the video of my process on my YouTube channel:

Thanks for stopping by! I hope this post will inspire you. I try each time to include links to some of the items I used so if you like an item you can find them.

Happy Painting!


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