Bonus Lesson – Using Stencils to Make Extraordinary Edges

Bonus Lesson ~ Water Journal Cover! Using Stencils to Make Extraordinary Edges Making extraordinary edges using stencils is easy and exciting! In this video lesson I demonstrate, step–by-step, how to make a new themed art journal cover, number three in the series of elements: Water, Fire, Wind. I used the same stencil for all three journals. If you would like, you can get a closer look at the  Fire and Wind journals on my blog: There are also three more posts about these journals found at the following links: 1. 2. 3. In the series of videos below, I begin the demonstration… Read More

Embellishing 5 ~ Painting the Shape with Text

Painting the Shape with Text! What colors do you feel like? For me, adding paint is like breathing life into the art. Text is not just words. What are your words whispering to you? What colors express the nature of those words? The colors I am using for the painting demos are Golden fluid acrylics: Phthalo Turquoise, Teal, Green Gold, and Napthol Red Light IMPORTANT STEP!  BEFORE you begin to paint, brush a thin, thorough coat of matte medium on the surface of the page, and let it dry completely. This will seal the journal page, and make it easier… Read More