Art Journal ~ At the End of the Day (Tutorial)

Marjie Kemper art journal - Distress Inks - At the End of the Day

I’m out in Colorado now preparing for four classes I’m teaching this weekend, and wanted to share a quick art journal tutorial while I’m gone.

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I created my background with Ranger’s Distress Inks.

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Then added some small flower/grass stamping along the bottom.

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The large flower stamp is from PaperArtsy.  I didn’t want to get the impression of the short stem each time, so I slipped a piece of paper under the stamp before I stamped it.

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Last step was stenciling. This time with a Ranger stencil designed by Dina Wakley. I used post-its to make sure I only got the words I wanted.

If you’d like to learn ink blending techniques, please check out my online class with Craftsy.  You’ll have lifetime access and can watch it as many times as you like.  My class has seven segments devoted to Distress Inks, Distress Stains, Dylusions Ink Sprays, and more.  I’m a Certifed Ranger Educator and love working with these products. Use this link for a discount: Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.

Marjie Kemper Online Class Inventive Ink - Colorful Mixed Media Effects

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Marjie

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Comments

  1. Betsy Megna says:

    Love the colors! So bright and happy!

  2. This is absolutely glorious marjie, I love the graduation of colour and the careful repetition of that glorious paperartsy stamp!

    Lucy x

  3. well I know you are having fun..lucky ducks that get to take your course 🙂
    hugs

  4. Beautiful colors, Marjie! Thanks for sharing how you used Dina’s stencil!

  5. What a gorgeous sunset you created. It’s striking against the black ink. Hope your classes go well.

  6. Karenliz Henderson says:

    Gorgeous as always. Love that color combination.

  7. A beautiful scene. I like that you stamped the grasses first, bringing create depth to the page.
    It definitely would make a beautiful piece of wall art.
    Wishes
    Lynne

  8. Amanda Pink says:

    Absolutely beautifully stunning ! The striking black stamping against such intensity of colour always steals my heart . Would make for a fabulous piece of wall art x

  9. Wonderful pages, Marjie!!!

  10. Your intensity, layout and colors just make me drool.

  11. Fabulous colors to start the Fall season, Marjie! Love these pages!

  12. jackie p neal says:

    Marjie,
    your stamping is always so perfect! how do you do it?!! What a gorgeous spread- is this what the sunsets look like in Colorado? Have fun! xx

  13. This is soooooooooo gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the quote!!!!!!!

  14. Great spread Marjie, love those warm colours, it has a real “end of summer feel to it”!