Coming into home stretch…. I've completed 80 days of art journal techniques and am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Small Squares – Art Journal Techniques
In a nutshell, the idea is to do something creative (anything, really) every day for 100 days and share it on social media. You're meant to share the photo specifically on Instagram with a hashtag for the entire project (#the100dayproject) as well as a unique hashtag for my own project (mine is #100daysofsmallsquares).
Embossing is still fun after all these years
I've had the best time using so many stamps, stencils, inks, and paints! I've also pulled out my enormous Tupperware tub of embossing powder and used it quite a few times. Distress Inks can be embossed, so all you need is clear powder and you can use any color of Distress Inks for the desired result.
It's been a bit challenging to do some of my favorite art journal techniques on such small real estate. Most of my backgrounds are with Distress Inks, but there are several with Dylusions Ink Sprays and a couple with paint.
I am contemplating what to do with all of these (they range in size from 2″ to 4″) and I imagine most will end up in my art journals. If you'd like to see any of the first 60 days, there are links at the bottom of this post.
And I'll admit… I am ready for this project to wind down. It's been a long haul, but I am glad to finish it out.
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If you’d like to learn more about Distress Inks, please check out my online class with Craftsy. It consists of 7 lessons in which I cover Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains and more. Craftsy classes come with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee! My class is called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Here’s a 2-minute preview video: