Art Journaling ~ Speak Up

Dylusions Ink Sprays
How to use Dylusions Ink Sprays in your art journal (Marjie Kemper)

I used a combination of colors for my background. The bold gal image is from this stamp set: Dyan Reaveley's Dylusions 8.5″X7″-Surrender. Blue links are affiliates and used at no cost to you.  I love the XL size  – she's as big as my hand and a great size for art journaling.  After stamping her on manila cardstock, I colored and cut her out before adherding the image to the page with matte medium.

How to use Dylusions Ink Sprays in your art journal (Marjie Kemper)

Dylusions Ink Sprays are a really vibrant colorant! I made my background with Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Ink Spray and a variety of Ranger's Distress Inks and Archival Inks, plus lots of stamps and stencils.

How to use Dylusions Ink Sprays in your art journal (Marjie Kemper)

The black letters are from the Sizzix 6 by 13.75-Inch Bigz Die, X-Large, Simply Said Alphabet, which I embossed in a Texture Fade before adhering to the page.

Dylusions Ink Sprays tutorial (Marjie Kemper)

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  1. Carolyn Dube on December 18, 2014 at 11:59 am

    I love that stamp too- and she is right where she belongs in your journal!

  2. kathy/NorthCarolina on December 18, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Love this color palette…and the way you created “spots” of light across the page. I’m learning to speak up…it’s not an easy thing to do. This image will stay with me and help me in that journey!

  3. Silvia on December 12, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    How cool – that rocks.

  4. butterfly on December 12, 2014 at 6:04 am

    Glorious, Marjie – I would usually shy away from that shocking pink, but with the blues and scarlet it really captured my heart in my inbox this morning! Completely in love with the words too…
    Alison xx

  5. Kirsten Alicia on December 12, 2014 at 3:25 am

    I am always impressed by how you use colour. This is another stunning page.

  6. Gigi on December 12, 2014 at 2:51 am

    That is so cool. I never would have guessed that the image of the girl was cut out.

  7. Mo,nica on December 12, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Marjie as always your art is AWESOME… Love the stamp, love the way you colored it and used it by first stamping on Manila, cut out and adhere to your journal spread….. Even though cut out from something different it really looks incorporated !!! And what can I say for something new…. No no.. As usual I LOVE your vibrant colors !! Just cant get enough of them !!!!!!
    Fabulous spread dear. Thanks for sharing your art to inspire us !!!!
    Hugs from Monica… Spain

  8. Debby on December 11, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Very cool page! Have not had time for much art lately. Too many other issues going on right now.

  9. Terry on December 11, 2014 at 9:21 pm

    She is so cool, Marjie! Great journaling!

  10. Susan on December 11, 2014 at 12:56 pm

    That’s mighty pink for you!

  11. Judy Shea on December 11, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Good God, woman.. this is beautiful!!!

  12. Alison/craftytrog on December 11, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Ooh! I love this spread, it’s gorgeous Marjie! xx

  13. Julia's-w on December 11, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Gorgeous slap you in the face colours Marjie – I love them! Great detail in the background and your girl stamp is fab.
    Julia xx

  14. Caroline Duncan on December 11, 2014 at 11:32 am

    Gorgeous pages!! The blue and pink are great together and I really like how the spray and the sponged on Distress played with each other so nicely!

  15. Julie Tucker-Wolek on December 11, 2014 at 7:59 am

    This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love love love love the colors and that girl!!!!

  16. lucy Edmondson on December 11, 2014 at 5:12 am

    This is gorgeous, marjie, I love the blue and pink blended together. That stamp is lovely!

    Lucy x

  17. corrine on December 11, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Everyone should spend a day covered in bubblegum pink. You do it so well. xox

  18. Sharon on December 11, 2014 at 12:11 am

    wow a stunning page! I love the colours Marjie!