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.

Online Mixed Media Class

Would you like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Dylusions Ink Sprays? Check out my online mixed media class with Craftsy. It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:

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

  2. 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. How cool – that rocks.

  4. 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 says:

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

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

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

  9. She is so cool, Marjie! Great journaling!

  10. That’s mighty pink for you!

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

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

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

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

    Lucy x

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

  18. wow a stunning page! I love the colours Marjie!