Art Journal with Blended Water Color Technique

Art journal 3 with blended water color technique - Marjie Kemper

I've been experimenting a lot the past few days with Tim Holtz's June 2014 Blended Water Color technique.

Art journal with blended water color technique - Marjie Kemper

Clicking the link above will take you to Tim's tutorial.  Here are a few close-ups.  I went really old school with these foam alphabet stamps!

 Art journal with blended water color technique - Marjie Kemper

Lots and lots of layers of color using stamps and stencils.

Art journal with blended water color technique - Marjie Kemper

Ironically, right after I finished this spread I saw this video on Facebook and I thought it was really powerful, so I'm sharing it here.


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  1. JULIE STEED on April 14, 2016 at 12:57 am

    I have those same foam stamps! :) QVC special a million and half years ago. Great page, Marjie.

    • Marjie Kemper on April 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm

      Yes!!! Thanks for filling in the (brain) blank on where I got them, Julie!!!

  2. […] Here’s another page made with Tim Holtz’s blended water color technique.  You can see the first one here. […]

  3. Ruby Craft on April 10, 2016 at 8:03 am

    I love this technique, haven’t tried it in a while. Wonderful journal page. Thanks for sharing the video too.

  4. Corrine on April 9, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Love the pages, all that glorious color overlapping. xox

  5. Sandra on April 9, 2016 at 12:04 pm

    Stunning spread, Marjie! Love all the colors and the foam alphabet stamps are so cool! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Anne R on April 8, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    A great message in both your art AND the video Marjie! Thanks for sharing…. xx

  7. Alison Hall on April 8, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Love those effects on your page Marjie! And, what a fab little video! TFS! xx

  8. butterfly on April 8, 2016 at 11:31 am

    What stunning effects you’ve created with the watercolour technique – I adore the inky blotches and blending. Time is still somewhat lacking this end, so I hope to be back for the video – looks like I could use it!!
    Alison x

  9. [email protected] on April 8, 2016 at 10:47 am

    So fun seeing all the designs and colors and layers in this Marjie. And what a great little video. Those kido’s came up with some neat designs when given “time”! So did YOU! j.

  10. Jessica Sporn on April 8, 2016 at 9:18 am

    Beautiful spread and brilliant video.

  11. Julie Tucker-Wolek on April 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    I just loveeeeeeeeeee this! GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!