Mini Art Journal Page: Hamsa Hand Artfoamie

Mini Art Journal Page: Hamsa Hand Artfoamie


For this Wednesday’s mini art journal page I have a piece of Hamsa art. It is inspired by a new Artfoamie I got from ArtByMarlene: Hamsa Hand.

This is another great easy, quick journal page. It took me under 20 minutes and filled that creative need for the night.

Here is how I did it:

1. I started with a 4″ x 6″ (10.16cm x 15.24cm) piece of mixed media paper.

2. I had some gelli prints I had been making using craft paint and Dina Wakley’s new scribble sticks. I cut out a piece of deli paper with the gelli printing on it and using matte gel medium, I glued it to the page.

3. I dried the page with my Ranger Heat Tool.

4. I then took one of my custom mandala stencils and used the Frayed Burlap Distress Oxide thru it with the Tim Holtz
Blending tool.

5. I then put out a little of the Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise paint on my gelli plate and rolled it out, I stamped my Hamsa Artfoamie into it, then added more paint from the roller.

6. I then put the Hamsa Artfoamie on the paper and voila beautiful print.

7. Next, I dried it with the heat gun again. To make the teal stand out, I went back to my Distress Oxides and grabbed my Peacock Feathers Blue and edged the paper with the blending tool.

8. Then I went and dug out some of my Tim Holtz Small Talk quotes and picked “Live, Create, Tell The Story” and added that to the piece.

9. Last step I had to get my scribbles in so using my Pilot Black Multi Ball pen I added a border.

Now I have another piece of small art in my mini journal that will continue to inspire me.

I hope this piece will inspire you as well. I linked to some of the items I used in case you see something you want for your collection.

Thanks for stopping by, have a creative day!

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Weekend Review: Girl Time & Support Small Business

Weekend Review: Girl Time & Support Small Business

Hello There!

Happy Monday! I hope you had a great weekend.

My weekend consisted of much-needed girl time and craft shopping. Two of my favorite things.

On Saturday I got to go to Ulta (the makeup store) which can be kinda overwhelming, but being the good crafter I am, I got stuck in the applicator aisle thinking of all the crafty uses for the foundation sponges and dabbers. (I think I have a problem)

Sunday was filled with brunch and girl talk then I went on a mini art outing. There is a craft store I had been trying to go to, but they happen to be closed on Saturdays, which is when I’m typically in the area. This weekend I thought, this is it, it’s a Sunday they will be open. To my sadness when I got there, they were closed, but there was a note on the door for travelers to call a cell number.

To make a long story short to my delight, it was the owner, and she came and met me and opened up the shop for me!

This is where I say to SUPPORT SMALL BUSINESS when you can. True the prices can be a bit more then we find online, but we are supporting a person’s dream, and you get great one on one service. The owner was so nice and knowledgeable; I can’t wait to go back again.

So if you’re in the Volusia County area be sure to stop by and check out
Scrapbook, Crafts and more, also known as Gingham Buttons 2 (Scrapbooks, Stamps, Supplies & Gifts).

Here are some photos of my haul and stay tuned they will be showing up in some of my upcoming videos!

I love the line of darkroom door stamps and was so excited to find them in the store! Have you checked them out? darkroom door

Super excited to find Rose Gold embossing powder and the VersaMarker for writing with embossing gel for embossing. Time to make my cardboard box to use with the new Tim Holtz “Distress Resist Spray”


I couldn’t resist! Cats and then beautiful Mandala stamps!

Can’t wait to play with these as well. I think that curious cat will be showing up soon in my mini art journal!

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Mini Art Journal: ArtFoamie Sugar Skull Page

Mini Art Journal: ArtFoamie Sugar Skull Page

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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