Welcome to the newest challenge (Challenge #12 is Distress Photo Tinting) celebrating Tim Holtz’s book, the Compendium of Curiosities, Volume 3.  The new theme is Distress Photo Tinting (found on page 41 – if you still need a copy, you can get one autographed by Tim right here.) Our sponsor this week is The Funkie Junkie…

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Art journaling with Washi Tape

Unusual Backgrounds Ever make a washi tape background for your projects?  It’s a great way to use up your stash. I was putting away some rolls of washi tape the other day, and I decided to quickly do a background in my art journal with them. As you can see, I should definitely try to…

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Altered File Folders (Marjie Kemper)

Altered File Folders I’ve wanted to make altered file folders ever since I saw Ellen Vargo do this back in March.  In fact, Ellen’s project captivated me enough to start a Pinterest Board on Altered File Folders. The current challenge at Craft Hoarders Anonymous (school or office supplies) was just the prompt I needed to…

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Last Saturday I had the pleasure of taking Dina Wakley’s art journaling classes at The Ink Pad in NYC. Dina had her newest stamps and stencils for us to play with, along with her heavy body Ranger paints. These three pages are from my 9X12 Dylusions journal.  Funny they are all in blues… I was working in two…

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Seth Apter is hosting an interesting hop today – asking us to share a photo of our table at its messiest.  Unfortunately, this isn’t messy… it’s normal. Why do so many of us work down to a 12″ opening on the work table?  I tend to work on a lot of projects at once, so…

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Who Asked You Art Journaling with stencils

I recently bought Dyan Reaveley’s new Survivor stamps and as soon as they came, I knew I had to have a play right away. They’re quite large (as big as my hand) and I love the expressions on their faces and Dyan’s signature wild hair. This is my large (9X12) journal, to give you a feel…

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