Kemper art journal 04302014Had some fun in my journal today with a large silhouette stencil (TCW), Dina Wakley's words stencil, and  several of Tim Holtz's layering stencils (arrows, numbers, rays).  This is the large (8X12) Dylusions art journal and large silhouette gal, compared to this project that was in my small (5X8) Dylusions journal with the small silhouette gal.

I started this spread with Tim's Distress Paint Marbling technique on top of several strips of washi tape, and then built up the layers of colors with stamps, stencils, more Distress Paint, and Ranger's Archival inks.  I used black archival ink for the words and arrows, and added a transparency frame over the message.

Speaking of Distress Paint Marbling, have you seen that the first challenge is up on Linda Ledbetter's CC3C Blog?  Hope you'll join us!

In the meantime, I'm off to write my May newsletter.  Where did April go!?!?  Please sign up here if you'd like a copy of the newsletter.

Thanks very much for the visit today!


Linking to Art Journal Every DayArt Journal Journey and Creative Every Day.


  1. Carolyn Dube on May 5, 2014 at 9:49 pm

    Love the richness of the layers with such glowing warm colors!

  2. Sandy Dehon on May 5, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Now those journal pages really catch your attention – especially the sentiment – how true, how true! I did enter Linda’s challenge and love the marbling technique!
    sandy xx

  3. Jessica Sporn on May 5, 2014 at 8:17 am

    Love the colors and that quote. She has such mystery to her and makes me wonder what she’s going to try to do differently. Beautiful.

  4. gio on May 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    Wow, you can see all the layers, and it is so well balanced… pretty amazing Marije!

  5. Lynne Moncrieff on May 4, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    I cannot explain to you why however the right side of your spread, to my eyes, has a Hitchcock feel to it. Is that a bizarre statement from me?!
    Anyway I like it and isn’t that one of the beautiful aspects about creating, we all see something different in the end result.

  6. Sandra on May 4, 2014 at 4:46 am

    Such gorgeous pages, Marjie! Love them! So colorful and fun! Hugs, Sandra

  7. Meihsia Liu on May 3, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Beautiful pages, Marjie. Love the layers of fabulous colors and great sentiment. :)

  8. Jackie P Neal on May 3, 2014 at 6:09 am

    Love your layers and the translucency and the COLORS! A beautiful spread Marjie- all the way around! “)

  9. Cathy Parlitsis on May 2, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    Wow! Your blog ROCKS! These pages have CRAZY amounts of dimension. I could just look at them all day!

  10. butterfly on May 2, 2014 at 3:52 am

    Absolutely stunning, Marjie – just glorious in fiery colours, layers and a great thought.
    Alison xx

  11. Mo,nica on May 1, 2014 at 10:45 pm

    Your page is as always just awesome !!! The colors, the layout, the stencilling… Gosh… Keep me being amazed…. Lol
    Thank you for sharing your pretty art work. Always love your posts and love that you share something beautiful very often. I’m a big fan of you,…
    Hugs from SPAIN

  12. Stephanie Rodgers on May 1, 2014 at 8:48 pm

    This is a good page for Mother’s Day. That image makes me think of Mom scrutinizing my cleaning jobs. Lol. Looking forward to the newsletter!

  13. petraB on May 1, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    Love your page, the stencilling looks amazing.

  14. jasmine Patrick on May 1, 2014 at 4:34 pm

    just love your work, it is so inspiring!!! Would love to attend your workshops, but unfortunately, I live in Australia, so it is not possible, hope you will be successful and hope to continue to receive your great newsletters.

  15. Kay Wallace on May 1, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    Your sentiment certainly contains of overwhelming amount of inspiration for most of us, Marjie! I love the strong colors you have chosen to use, too! Another great project, my friend!

  16. Anne R on May 1, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous colours (as ever!) and I love that sentiment – it is so true too! Hugs, Anne xx

  17. Anita Houston on May 1, 2014 at 11:22 am

    SO TRUE!!! What a way to showcase this saying! Marvelous!!!

  18. Ruth L on May 1, 2014 at 11:11 am

    I love your colors Marjie, they came out amazing, beautiful spread!

  19. Buttons (Jenny Marples) on May 1, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Seriously dramatic Marjie. Love the shadowy figure. Jenny x

  20. froebelsternchen on May 1, 2014 at 2:13 am

    fantastic! Thank you for sharing with us at AJJ Marjie!

  21. susan salyer on April 30, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    I just ordered the book I am going to play :)

  22. trisha too on April 30, 2014 at 10:06 pm

    Hi, Marjie! Thank you for stopping by today, it was good to hear from you–I don’t often drop by your blog, but see you on Pinterest pretty often, which you probably know, since I tend to repin your pins pretty frequently. (Still love your style, by the way, all the rich colors!)

  23. Julie Tucker-Wolek on April 30, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors and the quote!!!

  24. susan salyer on April 30, 2014 at 7:21 pm

    I cannot keep up with you..this is fun and awesome
    susan s

  25. Corrine on April 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Marvelous translucent layering techniques, get out there and do some other thing you haven’t done….xox

  26. Silvia on April 30, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    That’s a fantastic spread, the colors are just my cup of tea… and I love this saying.

  27. Astrid on April 30, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Great page, love how you used the arrows! I never know what to do with them, but you have just given me ideas, thanks for that!

  28. Terry on April 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    I lost my marbles!!! Ha, just blogged my Marbling lesson! These pages with all the mixed mediums are gorgeous combined. Love this, GF!

  29. Caroline on April 30, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    Wonderful! :)