DIY Little Wood Houses

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Hi friends! Happy Friday! I am her with a fun DIY project for you today! I’ve had these random wood pieces hanging around the house for awhile and decided to finally put them to use! 

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I stated by painting them completely white with a spray primer!  

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I picked out some colorful 6x6 scrapbook paper and tore them into strips and glued them down with some Mod Podge. I continued this process until each block was completely covered. 

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Next I used some watered down white paint to go over each block to calm all the colors down a bit. I used my palette knife and added some hot pink and mint paint over each of the blocks.  

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I found some fun stickers to add to each of the smaller blocks. With the larger block I covered it with more teal and cut out some hearts and added them. 

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I cut some black felt triangles to make a little roof for each house, then added some trim and a little felt flower! 

 

Thank you so much for checking out my little project and I hope you have a fun messy DIY Friday!!!  

Inspiration Card Deck

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Hi friends! I’m here today sharing a little project with you! I love affirmations and quotes and well anything that keeps me positive and inspired! So I made a little card set with some inspiring words and pretty art of course! 

 

So just take your average deck deck of cards and then swipe some gesso or white paint on them!  

 

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I then went through with my watercolors and just randomly added color (no rhyme or reason just for fun!)  

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I used some markers and added marks randomly to all the cards! I also punched out some hearts and stars from different black and white papers and glued them down. 

 

 

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I got out my trusty IPhone and the Rhonna Designs App and typed out some messages to add to the cards! The last thing I did was outline the hearts and stars with some messy scribbles! I’m so happy with how they turned out and can’t wait to make more!  

 

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I hope you enjoyed my little tutorial and will try this out for yourself! Happy Arting! 

 

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DIY FriYay Altered Hoop

Happy Friday friends! I’ve had some embroidery hoops in my stash for awhile and thought I would break one of them out and actually use one!!! 

Here’s the quick and easy process! 

 

 

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I started out by spray painting my hoop magenta!  

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I dyed a bunch of lace and trim and tied them around the bottom half of the hoop

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I sprayed some acrylic ink on some canvas and then added some texture paste with a palette knife 

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I colored in a fun Unicorn stamp and cut it out to add to the hoop  

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I also stamped some little stars all around the hoop and then splattered a bit of spray ink!  I also added some fun colored rhinestones and flowers!

 

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Finally I just put it all together and viola! A super cute dream catcher/altered hoop! 

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I hope you enjoyed this mini walk through and I hope you have a great weekend!!! 

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Diy FriYay Eggcellent Collages!

Hi friends! Happy Friday! I am here with just a quick little tutorial using you guessed it Easter egg shells! 

 

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I saw all of these colorful shells after my family peeled them for deviled eggs so I thought I would keep them and see what I could do! Here’s what I can up with! 

 

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A super cute heart collage! So to make your own here is what you need! 

Egg Shells 

Glue  

Puffy Paint  

Wood or Canvas board

Lots of Patience!   

 

The first thing I did was sketch out my design and then smash my egg shells into smaller pieces!  

 

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I then started in one corner of the heart, added a little glue at a time and just kept going til the heart was full!  

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Next I used some Glossy Dimension to fill in the wings and then some puffy paint to outline everything!  

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Lastly I added some eggshells to the corners and voila! Finito! 

 

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Moodboard Monday- Let’s get Naughty•cal!

Hi friends! Welcome back for another Moodboard Monday! This week Samie chose our Moodboard and well it was a tough one for me! 

 

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I’m not a huge nautical person or a big fan of blue either but I tried to make it work and decided to add a whimsical unicorn mermaid to the the mix! Here’s this week’s page! 

 

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Let me just say how stinkin cute is that unicorn mermaid? You can get one here

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I am pretty happy with how it turned out!! How can you be unhappy with a unicorn mermaid on your page! Well have a great week friends and happy Arting!  

Moodboard Monday Moody Hues

Hey friends it’s been awhile but the holidays were really busy and between getting sick, going to Creativation and just general life stuff I haven’t had much time for art! But I am so glad to be back with another Moodboard and journal page for ya! Here is this week’s Moodboard! 

 

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And my journal page!  

 

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Well that is all for me today! I would love to see your interpretation of the Moodboard so please tag me on Instagram! Also if you like the little lady illustration on my page, you can purchase her here. Please check out my friend Samantha’s blog for her interpretation of the Moodboard! Happy Monday friends!  

Moodboard Monday Pink and Teal Love

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Happy Monday friends! Hope you all had an amazing weekend and that you are ready to start the week off with some bright colors to inspire you!  

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Here is this week’s Moodboard!

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Here is my page inspired by the moodboard! Lots of fun colors and a little silver too!  

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The hearts and page flags were made with my DIY Collage Boards which you can check out the tutorial for here

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Well that is all for this week! Please be sure to check out Samie’s post and join my new Facebook group for art journalers!  

DIY FriYay! Textured Collage Board

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Happy Friday friends! I hope you are having a great week and have lots of creative plans for your weekend! This week I am sharing a tutorial on how to make Textured Collage Boards. They are simple boards you can make out of cardboard or in my case old packaging! I love recycling so I tend to not throw this stuff away, so it’s fun to find new uses for it! The supplies can be as limited or extravagant as you want, you just need some white cardboard and some tools to make some texture! 

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I started by painting my cardboard with gesso to thicken it up, then went to town on them with some paint markers!  

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I added some black and white and then grabbed my gesso. I used a baby wipe to go through the stencil (one of my favorite ways to use gesso!)  

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I then mixed up some texture gel and heavy body paint and used them with more stencils! I also added another coat of course texture gel and poured some glitter into that! 

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Last step was adding embossing with stamps!! You could use clear to add more texture as well but I always welcome the opportunity for more color! 

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Here they all are finished! Here’s a few close ups of the yummy texture!

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I made two little bookmarks out of them but you could use it for tags, cards, mixed media canvases, ornaments, garland, journal covers and journal emphemera!  

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I hope you enjoyed this week’s DIYFriYay and I hope you have a great weekend! Find me on Instagram and my new Facebook group! 

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Moodboard Monday Yellow and Gray

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Welcome to another Moodboard Monday! This week it was Samie’s turn to make a Moodboard and I have to say this was a challenging one for me! I love yellow but I generally stick to neon yellow and then to only have shades of gray and black to work with, whew it was tough! Check out the moodboard below! 

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Here is my finished page! I went with a wash of gray and black watercolors for the background, I used watercolor markers for the flower and used pen and ink (and a little glitter!) on the rest! Oh and of course some sparkly/metallic washi tape to match! 

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Well that is all for me today, I hope you enjoyed this week’s Moodboard, if you try it for inspiration in your own journal feel free to tag me on Insatagram or join my new Facebook group! Til next time, happy arting! 

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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