Art Journal ~ Dreaming in Blue

When was the last time you bought art supplies? For me, it used to be several times a week (sorry, hubby) but after teaching for many years, I have a pretty good stash. If anything, I've been trying to organize/purge/etc.  However, last month I was tempted by new designs StencilGirl Products was promoting. I bought a bunch of their new stencils and when my package arrived …. ohhhhhhmmmmm… I was a very happy camper.  (Disclaimer – many moons ago I was on their Design Team but I am not receiving a penn

New supplies can spark new creativity

I haven't bought stencils for a really long time. It's not that I don't love them. I do. Just that I have a lot!

Dreaming in Blue - art journal - Marjie Kemper

A Kid in a Candy Store

Having these new ones arrive was a joy. Exploring and experimenting just for fun! I worked this page with a variety of designs using ink, paint, and ink sprays.

Dreaming in Blue - art journal - Marjie Kemper

Expand the patterns

The bold stencil on the right is actually a single strip (border) stencil that I re-positioned to cover a larger area.

Dreaming in Blue - art journal - Marjie Kemper

Same here plus some crossover of the lines and hidden text peeping through.

Dreaming in Blue - art journal - Marjie Kemper

Mixed Media Art Membership Group

Have you heard about the Mixed Media Art Membership Group? It's a monthly membership that I host that includes facilitated learning through a Project of the Month (with closed-captioned video instruction), Themed Challenge of the Month, a live Zoom Create-Along Session where we all work on our art together, and lots of resources such as the Project Vault, Technique Vault and Resource Library. Best of all is the supportive and inspiring community we enjoy in our private Facebook Group and the gated private forum on the site where I host the videos and resources.  

The group is only open for new members a few times a year, so please add your name to the waiting list to be the first to know when the doors open again. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Mixed Media Art Membership Group

Keep in Touch

Thanks so much for the visit. If you're new to my site, please connect with me in whatever way you like:  sign up for my newsletter or find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitter.

Have a great day!



  1. butterfly on October 14, 2016 at 11:53 am

    It’s easy to see you had fun here with those lovely stencils. The depth and the colour tones are amazing. I’ve been making the most of another US work stint to stock up on some supplies, though I’ve been quite abstemious for me!
    Alison x

  2. Debbie Goodrow on October 9, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Stencil hoarding: yes, I have that too. Can you have too many? I guess space is a limitation… Love the blue!

  3. Debbie Goodrow on October 9, 2016 at 3:16 pm

    Mmmm…. you always make it look so yummy!

  4. Jane Christensen on October 7, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    ah, blue, glorious blue!! So beautiful and totally dreamy. I always look forward to seeing your work and this is wonderful. Thank you.

  5. Anne R on October 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

    Um, cough, cough, this week…. I bought some Seth Apter dies and one of his stencils by the StencilGirl. I was watching the stencil being demoed by Leanndra of PaperArtsy and got hooked. Like you I have quite a stash now and when I buy something new I try to get rid of something really old that I know I will never use….. sounds like a plan, fingers crossed it works!

    • Marjie Kemper on October 7, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      I love that plan, Anne. Will try to implement it over here!