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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.

Your comments are very much appreciated!


  1. Carolyn Dube says:

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

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

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

  7. Beautiful pages, Marjie. Love the layers of fabulous colors and great sentiment. 🙂

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

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

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

  11. Mo,nica says:

    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. 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. Love your page, the stencilling looks amazing.

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

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

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

  19. Seriously dramatic Marjie. Love the shadowy figure. Jenny x

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

  21. I just ordered the book I am going to play 🙂

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

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

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

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

  27. 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. 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 says:

    Wonderful! 🙂