Interested in learning how I create my multi-layered art journal pages?  Art Journal Conversion will carry you through the step-by-step process I go through in creating my art journal pages.  I share my thoughts about why I choose the products I do and why I make the decisions I make as I work.  Watch every step and hear my thoughts and creative process for each stage.  See how there are no mistakes and everything is fixable.

And it doesn't end there!  Once we create several inky and stenciled art journal pages, we convert them into journals that are perfect for gift-giving or keeping for yourself!

This workshop is filled with:

•Sixteen instructional videos filled with detailed instructions for creating multi-layered pages and converting them into journals.

•Approximately 4.5 hours of video instruction.

Original Release Date: September 2011

Workshop Samples

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  • Sandi
    I like all the design thoughts on things that you do that are deliberate and the things that are just whatever is handy. I really liked the videos where you talk through each step with explanations of what you were doing and why. I think students will find it every encouraging to hear that there are times during the process that you are not liking what is showing up and then how to rectify that. These videos is very revealing and educational!
  • Patricia
    I am having the best time with this class Roben-Marie! What a gem it is! I did it for the first time two weeks ago and have been using the pages and techniques ever since in my daily journal. I'm in the middle of my second time through and I am making enough pages to use wherever I want for the next week or so. The process, the techniques, the outcome, all of it is just wonderful, and I LOVE that no matter how many times you follow along, the outcome is always completely unique. I have always loved your work and feel so happy that I now get to make my own richly layered pages for all of my projects.


Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does the Art Journal Conversion Workshop differ from the Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop?

    Art Journal Conversion Workshop: In this workshop I walk you through the step-by-step process of creating finished journal pages. This workshop is more advanced than the Mixed Media Mayhem workshop. Once pages are completed, I show how I create my mixed media journals from them. This workshop features 19 videos with approximately 4.5 hours of instruction. Mixed Media Mayhem Workshop: This workshop is geared toward the beginner. I show a variety of basic techniques to get your journal pages "started." We do not complete the layering process in this workshop, but give you a base from which to finish your pages. I show two completed projects: file folder mixed media piece and a mail art piece. The third project is a painted canvas cover into which we sew all the painted file folders. There is also a bonus mail art video. This workshop features 21 videos with approximately 10 hours of instruction.

  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Your Instructor


Roben-Marie's mission is claiming happiness for herself and others through her rule-breaking combination of colors.

Artist, blogger, designer, instructor and owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, Roben-Marie is often either geeking out behind her Mac or painting in her Florida home studio. As a woman of faith, she believes that serving others through inspiration, encouragement and instruction is a priority. A desire to learn and an unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.

Roben-Marie's work can be found in industry publications, art journaling books, her shop and on her blog. 

Her unique blending of color, elements and design makes her pieces unmistakably recognizable. Her style has been translated to canvas, journals, fabric, stamps, artist papers and most notably, mail art and Art Pops™ artist cards and accessories.

With a following that regularly demands the next workshop and product line, Roben-Marie shares her joy of mixed media and inspires the artist inside every heart wondering if they have the courage to claim it.

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  • Bonnie
    I love, love, love this class. Your instructions are easy to follow, and so much fun. I can't wait to take more or your classes.
  • Vicki
    Gosh. You take what could be a mess and make a work of art


Inks & Paints

I use a variety of different inks & paints in this class.  Feel free to use what you have in your stash!

Adirondack Color Wash Inks by Ranger

SEI Tumble Tie Dye Spray Inks

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist

Liquitex Professional Acrylic Inks

Gold Open Acrylic Paint


-1/4 yard of Muslin


-Newsprint Paper, Dictionary Paper, Journal Page Paper {9x12 and 12x12} and paper for inside pages when journal is sewn {I use Bristol 400 by Strathmore*}


-I used stencils from a variety of sources.


-Invisible Care {a barrier cream for the hands}(optional)

-Old credit card or room key for scrapping paint.
-Modeling paste
-Paint trowel (optional)

*Feel free to use your choice of paper for the journal pages.  I have listed what I used.


Cheap paint brushes, scissors, heat gun, oil pastels, glue stick, black pen, Stabilo ALL Pencil, embroidery thread, bookbinding needle, waxed bookbinding thread, binder clips or large paper clips, small paint cups, water, water cup for brushes and gesso.