Moodboard Monday

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Welcome  to another mood board Monday! I hope you had a great weekend and enjoy this fun Mood Board I created for you I love the colors in this one especially the pop of gold, I was so excited to get to use it in my art journal!

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 I created my page using this fun unicorn digital stamp as my focal point! The digital stamp was created by me and you can get it for just a dollar here 

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I really enjoyed using these colors and can definitely see myself using them more often! 

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Well thanks so much for checking out this week’s Moodboard, don’t forget to check out my friend Samie’s interpretation! Happy Monday! 

DIY FriYay!

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I know it’s  been a while since we have had a DIY Friday. But I was feeling extra crafty and wanted to make something fun for my house! So I made simple and easy gelli print pumpkin! 

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Here’s everything I used for this project

-brown and gold paint

-blue masking tape

-my jelly please 

-heavy body paint

-old credit card

-Cardboard or Other type of Pumpkin  

Optinal items

-Quote or saying (mine is cut from my Silhouette machine  

-Ribbon or Tulle  

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I put some gold and a little brown paint on my gelli plate and just marbled it a bit with an old credit card. I then turned over the gelli plate and used it like a stamp! 

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After the paint was dry I used a sheet of paper to mark the middle of my pumpkin and began making stripes down my pumpkin with the tape. 

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I’m not a perfectionist by any means so I just went for it and taped the other side doing my best to keep them even and straight! 

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I painted it orange, as well as the sides, then pulled off the tape and decorated it! 

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Being that I’m an Arizona girl I felt my fall pumpkin went well right next to my cactus lol! Well I hope you enjoyed my little fall project and try it for yourself! 

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Moodboard Monday - Fun Florals

Welcome to Moodboard Monday! This week my friend Samie got to make our Moodboard! The navy and red in the moodboard were a bit challenging for me but I think I  did a pretty good job incorporating those colors! 

Welcome to Moodboard Monday! This week my friend Samie got to make our Moodboard! The navy and red in the moodboard were a bit challenging for me but I think I  did a pretty good job incorporating those colors! 

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Here is my finished page! I am super inspired by flowers lately so I thought I would try to watercolor some! 

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I just cut them out of some watercolor paper after they were dry! For the background I used my favorite Liquitex Paint Markers and added gesso and navy blue paint through some stencils! 

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I added some teal hexagons as well as a leafy circular shape on my page. The last thing I did was add some text, a fun tab at the top and a little paint splatter!  

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Thanks for checking out this week’s Moodboard Monday! Feel free to tag me on Instagram if you are inspired to try these colors out in your AJ! Don’t forget to check Samie’s blog post as well! 

Moodboard Monday

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Happy Monday friends! My friend Samie and I are back to share a new Moodboard and our art journal pages that are inspired by our Moodboard! This week I chose bright yellows greens and teals!  

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I started my page by adding a quick coat of gesso for some texture! 

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Then I used some fluid acrylic and a paper towel to spread the paint out!  

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Next I painted a white circle and added the girl from a magazine. I doodles on her and around the circle, I also added flowers and doodles on those too!  

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I added a quote, some stenciling and some plus signs with my big paint markers.

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This page is a bit of a change for me but was so much fun to put together! I hope you enjoyed my little walk through and Moodboard! Please check out Samie’s page and tag me on Instagram if you decide to play along! Happy Monday friends! 

Moodboard Monday (Halloween Edition!)

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Welcome back to Moodboard Monday! Here is this weeks Moodboard!  

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Here is my interpretation; I decided to add some purple into the mix because I love purple and orange together! The first thing I did was print out a fun witch silhouette, I cut it out, traced around it and filled in in with some resist medium. For the background I sprayed my journal page with some water then dropped grey, purple and some white shimmering ink onto the page. I used a paper towel to soak up the extra paint! I painted bits of glitter with some glitter paint throughout the page and went around the Witch with some pen and chalk pastel.

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I added some home made stickers, gems and more glitter and then wrote in the quote! It was such a fun Halloween page without being super Halloweeney lol!  

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Thank you again for checking out my interpretation of this fun Moodboard! Please check out Samie’s page as well! Tag me on Instagram if you decide to play along! Happy Halloween! 

Mood Board Monday Week Three

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Hi friends I am back this week with another awesome Mood Board and my journal page inspired by it! Don’t forget to check out Samie Harding’s interpretation as well! 

This week I went with some fun reds and a little pop of green! I was nervous my journal page would turn out Christmasy but I think I managed to avoid that! 

This week I went with some fun reds and a little pop of green! I was nervous my journal page would turn out Christmasy but I think I managed to avoid that! 

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I dripped and sprayed the background with some grey and three different shades of red. I also splattered some red as well! 

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I used my favorite heart roller stamp as well. I drew the girl seperao then cut her out and glued her onto the page. 

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I have her a fun flower crown, added rose petals as a shirt and added the tag! 

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Well I hope you enjoyed my take on this MoodBoard Monday! Don’t forget to check out Samie Harding’s page as well!  

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DIY Halloween Tags

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Hi there friends! Just sharing a little project for Halloween using two of my favorite things; my gelli plate and digital stamps by ScrapnDipity Designs

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I used some fluid acrylics and acrylic inks with my gelli plate to cover my tags quickly.  

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I also added some black flicks of paint to all three tags!  

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All these cute images are by ScrapnDipity Designs and I colored them in with my Cooic Markers.  

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I hope you enjoy my cute little project and definitely check out ScrapnDipity Designs for some cute digital stamps!  

MoodBoard Monday

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How is it Monday again already? Wow the week really flew right on by! This week my friend Samantha aka Journal Girl made this awesome mood board to inspire us!  

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I was a little worried at first because purple and orange aren't really my jam and it kind of reminds me of a huge puffy Phoenix Suns jacket I had as a teenager..... But I was excited for the challenge and here is what I came up with!  

 

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I sprayed lots of water and dropped fluid acrylic all over the page then dabbed it all with a paper towel and flung some white paint to get the fun galaxy look for the background.  I cut out some flowers and made the circular shape with some ink. I spelled out the first thing that came to me (which are usually things I need to be telling myself) The last thing I did was add a few doodles in white and then added some glitter paint! 

 

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Thanks for stopping by, if you decide to use this moodboard to inspire your art then feel free to tag #moodboardmonday on Instagram! We would love to see your interpretations, and don't forget to check out Samie's blog as well!  

Mood Board MONDAY

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Hey friends I know it's been quiet around here but I have a new series that will hopefully inspire you! My friend Samie Harding and I are starting a new series called Mood Board Monday! We are both going to use the same Moodboard and make a journal page inspired by that!  

Here was our Inspiration Board! Below is my page!  

Here was our Inspiration Board! Below is my page!  

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I loved the cactus and of course the colors but they were definitely not colors I would normally use together in a journal page! Below are some detail shots! 

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Be sure to check out Samie's post to see how her page turned out! 

Paper Towel Collage Paper

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Hey there! Today I am bringing you a fun tutorial using something you already have in your kitchen or in my case my studio! Paper towels! I am constantly wiping or even smearing my paint with paper towels and well they are always to pretty to throw away!  So I wanted to find a fun way to use them in my art! So here goes some fun collage paper made out of inky paper towels! 

What you need

Paper Towels

Gel Medium (I used Sparkly Collage Pauge)

Markers

Puffy Paint

Anything else you might want to add (think stamps, glitter, embossing powder, flat sequins etc.)

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So the first thing you want to do is have two layers worth of paper towel, then completely cover the  bottom layer with gel medium. Once you've done that had your second layer and completely cover that with gel medium as well. I put four coats total of the gel medium all over my paper towel making sure to get the ends  and corners really well covered with the gel medium.

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Once the gel medium is dry,  now you can start having fun! I added some marks with my thick paint markers, added a bunch of doodles with different colors of puffy paint.  I decided to stop there, but you could keep going and add stamping even add collage elements on top or pour some glitter on it,  just have some fun with it! 

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 Here is the art journal page I finished using some punched hearts and some other cut pieces of the paper towel. The cute digital stamp is my own design and one you can find in my Etsy store for only TWO dollars! You can check that out here

 

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DIY Envelope Journal

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Hey friends I am here sharing a fun little tutorial to help you make an envelope journal!  

Some things you need

Envelopes

Something for the cover

Needle

Twine/Bookbinding Thread/Embroidery Floss

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So to start us off I am going to show you what to do using two different color envelopes to make it a bit easier to understand! The first thing you do is take one flap of the envelope add some adhesive and slide it into another  

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Do that as many times as you like so you get a good amount for your journal. 

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Cut your cover to size, I am using this fun holographic pink paper for mine!  

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Your going to want to punch a hole ( I used a metal punch for jewelry) on each side of the journal. 

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Do the same for the cover. Start your string going through the cover on both sides.  

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Then do the same to your stack of envelopes and tie tightly! That's it your all done! So easy right?  

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Here is my first art journal spread in the new journal! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and I hope you come back and share if you decide to make one! Have a great day!  

 

Find end me on Instagram @rebeccajanousek

DIY Graffiti Collage Paper

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Hi there! Hope you are having a great week! Today I am sharing one of my favorite ways to make collage paper (cause I am all about Collage paper lol) so let's get to it!  

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I took three pieces of bright colored paper and with the blue paper I started writing in messy cursive with a white pen. 

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On the yellow and pink paper I wrote with black sharpie

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I grabbed some paint pens and doodles and wrote some big bold words  

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I added some white to the pink and some fine black writing to the blue. Lastly I used some clear glitter glue and black glitter glue and made some messy scribbles.  

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I used my die cutting machine and made some hearts and circle shapes then used them on my journal page!  

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I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial! There are tons of possibilities of how you can do this so if you decide to try it let me know! Have a great day and happy Arting! 

Magazine and Gelli Print Fun!

Hey there today I am bringing you a fun technique using a gelli plate and some magazines! So find a figure (or a flower or any other fun shape you might think of!)   

 

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Then I covered my gelli plate with different colors of paint stuck the image down and squished my journal on top of it!   

I then decided to paint in the silhouette black! 

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I did some white outlining and then splattered some paint on it! I added some white writing and collaged some hearts! I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial have a great week! 

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Life Documented

Hi there! Hope you all are having a great weekend! Today I am going to share a quick technique to add a little bit of fun to your journal!

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So I started by getting out my gelli plate and spread some color all over it with a brayer. Then I cut down this fun piece of clear plastic to fit in my journal and put it on the gelli plate and then flipped it over and did it again!

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Then I drew a heart in the center and cut it out to make a little window!

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Then I taped it into my journal! I drew a pretty girl on one side of the page and then left the other side for journaling.

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Lastly I colored some fun Days of the week stamps I got from a pen pal and glued it into my journal!

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I really hope you guys enjoyed my little walk through! I can't wait to see what you come up with!

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Prompt- Add a clear tip in

Technique- Add a window to one of your pages

Inspired by...

I know we all have them.... Pinterest boards full of inspiration that we are going to use someday.... am I right? Well I decided to use one of mine for a source of inspiration for and art journal page. The theme??? Japanese Street Fashion! It's so fun and colorful and bold! So I did a little drawing inspired by some of these fun pictures!  

 

 

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So I challenge you to use one of your inspiration boards to inspire something in your art journal!  

Life Documented

Hi there! So recently The Documented Life closed which I was super bummed about! A friend and I decided to work together to form a new group with new weekly challenges! So you can click here to join us over on Facebook! This week it's my turn to share with you so here goes! Today I am sharing my favorite process for making backgrounds as well as what my weekly set up looks like! So here's what you need

 

•white gesso

•fluid acrylic paint or ink

•palette knife or old credit card

 

So the first thing I did was spread gesso over my page and then let it dry completely

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Once dry I add a few drops of paint and then spread it out with a paper towel

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Then I switched to teal and purple and do the same thing for both!

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Every week I write down what I did each day as a way to document what's going on in my life so I set up my page in a way that allows me to do that! I added a flap for extra journaling, some fun bits from my scrapbooking stash and pop dots!

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So this week I challenge you to try this background technique and add a flap to your page!

DIY Recycled Collage Paper

 

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Hi friends! Today I am bringing you a fun tutorial on how to make collage paper from junk mail!  

We all have junk mail so why not take advantage of the free paper? What I used were similar to postcards so they were thicker but you can use any of those ads or even magazine pages! You can use this paper in your art journal, for due cuts, to make cards and tags and in junk journals and scrapbooks too!  

 

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Start out by gessoing your papers, once dry use a palette knife to spread three complimentary colors

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Ahh look at that texture!  

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Now break out your stencils and add some more color!  

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I then used stamps and doodled on the paper  

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Here they are finished! Super simple! 

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Here you can see I punched out some hearts and used it in my art journal! I also made some fun gift tags!  

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I hope you enjoyed the tutorial! Happy painting and recycling!  

Documenting my week in my Art Journal

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I recently started doing weekly pages in my Dylusions Art Journal. It's so fun to be able to go back through the pages and see what was happening and how things were going from previous weeks. It's very similar to last years Documented Life Project and I am super inspired by artist Anita Tillman! Her weekly pages are stunning and super creative! Here is a glance at a few of mine! 

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Here is what this week looks like before all the writing!  

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I love using a bit of my scrapbooking supplies as well as different alphabet stickers! It's also fun to use up some of my (hundreds) of project life cards!  

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So there you have it! I hope you are inspired to try something new in your journal or try just actually journaling in your journal! I am really enjoying it!  

Links to some of the websites I mentioned above! 

 Dylusions Art Journal

The Documented Life Project  

Anita Tillman  

DIY FriYay Spray Ink Resist!

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Hi friends and happy DIY FriYay! Tofay I am bringing you a fun little tutorial/technique you can use in multiple ways! It's great for making collage paper and would be great in your art journal or mixed media projects! 

Supplies

•Spray Ink (I prefer Dylusions)

•Glossy Accents

•Paper of your choice (I used watercolor paper)

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Start with a clean sheet of paper and your glossy accents and start doodling! While you are doodling with the glossy accents you want to be sure you are making fairly thick lines that will raise up above the paper. 

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Fill the entire page with doodles and designs then let dry! I left mine to dry overnight just to be on the safe side!  

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Now for the fun! Take your spray inks and spray your entire paper! I wanted my glossy accents to really pop so I really saturated certain areas of the paper.  

 

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Here is the final result, super fun right? There are lots of possibilities with this technique, I know I will be using it more in my art journal!! 

I was dying to use some of the paper so I made these fun ATC's for a friend!! 

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Well friends I really hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and I hope you have a fantastic Friday!  

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DIY FriYay!!! DIY Black and White Collage Paper

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Hello friends! Welcome to another DIY FriYay! I hope you have all had a fabulous week and are ready for the weekend! I know I am! This week I am bringing you a super fun and easy DIY that you can do with all those random craft supplies you hoard..... I mean have!!! This is also a fun project for the kids to work on as well!  

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Basic Supplies  

•Large sheet of white paper (I used 18x20 watercolor paper) 

•Black Paint

•Black Ink  

•Black Pen/Marker

•Stamps

•Paintbrush

•Washi Tape  

•Stencils

•Random Found Supplies (I used an old washi tape roll, a dried up paintbrush etc.) 

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I started pretty simple with my stamp roller and some stamps! You don't have to worry too much about placement because you will be cutting it up anyways!  

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I added some music note washi, some stenciling and then started to make some circles with an old tape roll!  

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Here I've added more stencils, some doodles with paint and x's made with a hard foam brush!  

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Lastly I added some random handwriting and dashes with my leftover paint! Super quick and easy! Below are some close up shots!  

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To show you one of the many ways you can use your collage paper, I made some cute but quick and easy tags!  

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Well that is all from me this week I hope you enjoyed this DIY and please comment below if you try it out! Happy Friday friends!!!