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 ūüôā

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
http://bit.ly/2NSUs7K (Blick Art Supplies)

Liquitex Matte Gel Medium
http://bit.ly/2LGXOxr (Blick Art Supplies)

Archival Ink Sepia
http://bit.ly/2mNGdpk (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2mSwDli (Joggles)

Distress Oxide
Project Colors: Vintage Photo, Fossilized Amber, Hickory Smoke
and Wild Honey
http://bit.ly/2NVfSBo (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2v00VXE (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2NU0ogV (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Distress Micro Glaze
http://bit.ly/2mP8Hix (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2AkYBQ9 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2mPxYch (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Mica Spray
http://bit.ly/2tyhB6O (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tkJHDC  (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links:

Foam Sticky Dots
https://amzn.to/2K9k17l (Amazon)

Pilot Multiball Pen Medium
http://bit.ly/2vcHcmX (Jetpens)

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Breaking out the art foamies and my dylusions paints

Breaking out the art foamies and my dylusions paints

Hello, there crafty folks,

It’s art journal Wednesday¬†and this week I kept it short and sweet. I have been tired lately from day job work and I needed a little unwind one evening. I just received a new batch of Art Foamies and I decided getting paint all over me was just what I needed. For this project I:

  1. Grabbed two sheets of mixed media paper
  2. Took out several of my favorite dylusions paint colors
  3. Used my new gelli plates from the Dylusions Dina Wakley collaboration
  4. Picked two new art foamies to use.

I first applied the Dylusions paints to my Gelli¬†plate, only 2-3 colors at a time and then flipped it onto the mixed media paper to make the background. This was quick, messy and fun!. I then grabbed my Art Foamies and dabbed them in black paint and stamped them onto my paper. I was first using my Gelli plate as my palette but that just didn’t hold enough paint for me. I then switched to by stamp buddy (the applicator that comes with the art foamies) and that did the trick. I did one sheet with a rose and the other with a start. I have really been in the mood lately to just make backgrounds and use my stamps on them to stash away for ATC swaps, happy mail, journal swaps or just for use later for a quick page.

You can see the photos below of how they turned out

Also here is my process video to get more detail on how I got these looks: https://youtu.be/YYGsfW91D_k


As always thanks for stopping by and I’d love to hear from you. Let me know if there are other posts you’d like to see, projects, how-to’s or just say hello.

Supply List

(Below are my affiliate links, all purchases made thru these links
help support my youtube channel and website)

Dylusions Paint (Black, Turquoise, Crushed Grape, Pure Sunshine, Fresh Lime,
Cherry Pie)

http://bit.ly/2NZcxB3 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2KesCRa (Blitsy)

Dylusions/Dina Wakley Gelli Plate Kit
http://bit.ly/2lDprc7 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2K9QkmB (Blitsy)

Non-Affiliate Links

Art Foamies Website

Art by Marlene: Rose

Art by Marlene:Star Bright


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It’s Art Journal Wednesday with a Sewing Machine Art Journal Crossover share!

It’s Art Journal Wednesday with a Sewing Machine Art Journal Crossover share!


Phew, what a week last week was. I was on vacation but had family in town and it was wonderful. I got to spend some really great quality time with my niece and nephews and spend a day at the beach, a few days in the pool. We really all need that, to just unplug every so often to¬†recharge. Well I am back with a new art journal share this week. It’s not alcohol lift-ink this time, I thought I would give you folks a break and do something in my Dina Wakley Media Journal with scribble sticks, art tags and my sewing machine. That’s right, you heard me, I put my journal thru the sewing machine and I am hooked. The wheels are churning and more goodies i’m sure will follow now that I have a taste for it.

You can watch the video here: https://youtu.be/Gdi7V59A9aE

Here are some shots of the journal page. Such fun!

If you notice the girls face is from my previous post on Dina Wakley backgrounds:https://sidestreetdesign.com/2018/07/journaling-on-the-go-dina-wakley-scribble-sticks-stamps-background/

I hope these photos will get those wheels turning and you will try your own hand at sewing in your journal and play with new mediums together.

If you want to find the goodies I used here is my supply list:

(Below are my affiliate links,all purchases made thru these links
help support my youtube channel and website)

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2
http://bit.ly/2to7eTZ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tvvvH6 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MOtyOF (Joggles)

Dylusions and Dina Wakley Gelli Plate Set
http://bit.ly/2KuNU10 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iseu65 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2N47SOM (Joggles)

Archival Ink- Black
http://bit.ly/2KgJnfr (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iq7y9u (Blitsy)

White Picket Fence- Distress Ink Pad
http://bit.ly/2Jsn4SL (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2uzuo9P (Blitsy)

Dina Wakley Media Acrylic Paint- Penny 1 oz
http://bit.ly/2KYBoI9 (Ranger)
http://bit.ly/2NlYJ3x (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Jqob5z (Joggles)

Non-Affiliate Links

Brother Sewing Machine XR3774
https://amzn.to/2L2zhmM (Amazon)

Sticky Thumb Dots (Adhesive dots)
https://amzn.to/2K9k17l (Amazon)

Technique Junkies Stamp- Wasted (Grunge Background)

Technique Junkies Stamp- Stencil Rings



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Journaling on the Go- Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 & Stamps background

Journaling on the Go- Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 & Stamps background

Hello lovely followers and a Happy 4th of July for those of you in the states.

Today is another art journal Wednesday, but for this week I thought I’d do something different. I have been trying to figure out how to color in some of my favorite stamps for some premade cutouts to keep with me in case I want a quick journal page or to take on the go. I’ve not enjoyed coloring in with watercolors or my markers so far, still figuring that one out. I decided instead to have a play on some of the watercolor paper in my Dina Wakley Mixed Media Journal. I tore out three pages, I gessoed them, I used scribble sticks and my gel plates from the Dina Wakley/Dylusions line to make the background and then I stamped on top of those. I am now addicted. I had so much fun that next, I am going to do the same but use one of my Dylusions journals and Dylusions paints. What I found interesting about the ones I did on the Dina Wakley media paper, is that maybe because they were gessoed and then I used water on them, they softened and I could tear the images out and they left this really soft cotton edge. So if you haven’t¬†tried this method yet, it is a great, fun way to play with your Gelli¬†plates and experiment with the journals you already have. Now I know what your thinking, I TORE OUT PAGES, yes I know it was tough but it made for a very fun afternoon and a new way of looking at my journals.

You can find the full video here on my youtube channel: https://youtu.be/p6v2FNPMEII

Here are photos of the project in three phases. First, you will see the pages with just the scribble stick backgrounds, then the stamped pages, and lastly the torn up pages.

Olive, Peacock, Eggplant

Cheddar, Olive, Eggplant, and Ocean or Peacock (can’t remember!)

Elephant, Eggplant and Marine

Dina Wakley Scribbly Mini Birds and Interesting Faces Stamps

Supply List:

(Below are my affiliate links, all purchases made thru these links help support my youtube channel and website)

Galeria White Gesso Primer
http://bit.ly/2tGyCvP (Blick Art Supplies)

Dina Wakley Small Media Journal
http://bit.ly/2KuNU10 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iseu65 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2N47SOM (Joggles)

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2
http://bit.ly/2to7eTZ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tvvvH6 (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2MOtyOF (Joggles)

Black Archival Ink:
http://bit.ly/2KgJnfr (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Iq7y9u (Blitsy)

Wakley Dylusions 3 Gel Plate Set
http://bit.ly/2lDprc7(Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2K9QkmB (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Kh7VJu (Joggles)

Dina Wakley- Small Scribbly Birdies Stamp
http://bit.ly/2MuQIJd (Ranger Ink)

Dina Wakley- “Interesting Faces” Stamp
http://bit.ly/2IzIDk4 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2N49Kag (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2Isgj2V (Joggles)




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Scribble Sticks Ganesh Art Journal Page Dina Wakley Large Media Journal

Scribble Sticks Ganesh Art Journal Page Dina Wakley Large Media Journal


Happy Saturday! I hope you are having a nice relaxing weekend. For this Saturday’s art journal share I am showing a page from my Dina Wakley large media journal. This week I just felt like going big and really spreading out. It also gave me a chance to play with some of my larger 12″ x 12″ stencils, which I don’t get to use that often. For a while, I had been feeling an urge to do a large spread with an elephant on it, in this case, a Ganesh image. It just felt right and I love how it turned out. Below for your viewing pleasure is my link to the video on my youtube channel, some still shots, and of course, my list of supplies used. I hope this page will get you to dust off those large journals and just have a weekend play. Happy journaling!

Youtube Video Link: Ganesh Scribble Sticks Art Journal Page

Journal Page:


Supply List

(Below are my affiliate links,all purchases made thru these links help support my youtube channel and website)

Dina Wakley Large Media Journal
https://bit.ly/2Keu0En (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2yxHYjf (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KgYlSR (Joggles)

Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks 2 (Elephant, Peacock,
Cheddar, Elephant)
http://bit.ly/2to7eTZ (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tvvvH6 (Blitsy)

http://bit.ly/2MOtyOF (Joggles)

Dina Wakley “Gilt” Paint
http://bit.ly/2Mg4Eq8 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2MPhZad (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2KfMUxK (Joggles)

Dyan Reaveley Dylusions White Paint
http://bit.ly/2luJCc9 (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2Ke7n2L (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2K2lgoG (Joggles)

Distress Ink- Pumice Stone
http://bit.ly/2K3wt8n (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tnwz0i (Blitsy)
http://bit.ly/2tnbSlg (Joggles)

Tim Holtz Mica Spray “Antiqued Bronze”
http://bit.ly/2tyhB6O (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2tkJHDC (Joggles)

Ranger- Heat It- Craft Tool(Heat Dryer)
http://bit.ly/2MOzRlj (Ranger Ink)
http://bit.ly/2KfjrnK (Joggles)

—-Non-affiliate links—

-artistcellar.com mini chakra stencil

-mandala stencil (by me- e-mail for custom order
(sidetreetdesign@gmail.com) or go to my etsy shop
and use custom order button (etsy.com/shop/sidestreetdesignllc)

-Kaiser Craft “Script” 12 x 12 stencil
http://bit.ly/2yxZC6g (Scrapbook.com)


PC-3M White Posca Market
https://amzn.to/2MSpAVt (Amazon.com)

Aquarellable Stabilo All 8046 Black Pencil
https://amzn.to/2K2Ra4y (Amazon.com)

Elmers Gold Paint Pen
https://amzn.to/2K4TibM (Amazon.com)

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Distress Oxide Circle “Kitty Love” Art Journal Page

Distress Oxide Circle “Kitty Love” Art Journal Page

Hello lovely folks,
This past weekend I went to visit my parents which meant I got to stop into my favorite local craft store in Palm Coast. I stocked up with a new Dylusions journal, new stamps, new stencils, some new distress oxides and replenished a few staples like my Distress Resist Spray. From that fun weekend, haul sprang my page for this week. I found an adorable cat stamp, and you’ll know how I love my kitties that I just had to use.

This was done in my 6″ round journal I made with watercolor paper. I used Distress Oxides for the background and a Tim Holtz life quote to finish it off.

You can watch my process video on my Youtube channel: Kitty Love

Here are some photos of the page for your enjoyment:

Happy Journaling!

This section showcases thru my affiliate links some of the items I used in this projects All proceeds earned when you click thru my link to their website go back into helping me maintin my blog and Youtube channel. Thank you for your support so I can share more fun crafting projects with you.

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