Together we will create a playful art journal project using my step-by step method layering paint, ink, stencils, doodles, stamps and more. THEN we will turn that layered yummy goodness into a stitched and bound
PLEASE NOTE: This workshop was part of the New 21 Secrets 2013. If you were a part of that, it is the same workshop.
Original Release Date: January 2013
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"I can't wait to make this! So excited. I can see me having this in my purse for jotting down memos, notes & phone numbers!" ~Linda
Roben-Marie provides ideas, inspiration and quality instruction for hobbyists and art entrepreneurs. She teaches artists from beginners to those making a living from their art through her blog and her popular online workshops.
As an artist, blogger, woman of faith and the owner of Paperbag Studios, LLC, her mission is to serve others and help them get the most out of their art as a hobby, or as a business. Her own desire to learn and unquenchable curiosity keeps her fingers messy and her heart happy.
Roben-Marie has been an artist for the last ten years, and is self-taught, so she believes that anyone can cultivate their creative spark. She’s taught mixed media art workshops and retreats across the U.S. and her work has been featured in countless books and industry magazines including: Journal It!, The Artist Unique, Creative Letting Workshop, Art Saves, Exhibition 36, Journal Revolution, A World of Artist Journal Pages, 1000 Artist Journal Pages, "Somerset Studio," "Art Journaling," "Green Craft," "Artist' Cafe," "Artful Blogging," "Legacy," "Somerset Memories," "Somerset Life," "Somerset Apprentice" and "Somerset Gallery."
Journal page: 9 x 12
Consider using a piece of multi-media paper. I like Bristol 400 by Strathmore but use what you have. I will be using a page from my Canson spiral bound journal.
Small hole punch
A few stencils
A few colors of spray inks
A few colors of acrylic paints
Gelli Arts Gel Plate (Optional)
A page from an old phone book
Black doodle pen and a brown or black colored pencil
Assorted rubber stamps
Black dye ink pad (I use India Ink)
White acrylic paint
Cheap chip paint brush
Assorted rubber stamps: I have a line called Mixed Media Essentials that offers a nice variety.
Buttons - five
Twine (about 4 inches)
Strip of cotton muslin - about 1” x 36”
Piece of burlap or other fabric for decoration - 4” x 2/12” and 1” x 4”
Old book papers, etc.
Small piece of burlap
Piece of duck cloth - about 4 1/2” x 41/4”
Piece of cardboard - 5 1/4” x 8”
Kraft gift bag - 10” x 8” (I got mine at Michaels)
Card stock for pages. I use Bristol 400 by Strathmore but use what you have - 1 piece that is 13 1/2” x 6 1/2” and 6 that are 6” x 8 1/2” Also, for the bonus project: 3 pieces at 4 1/2” x 7 3/4”