Art Journaling ~ Evidence

I named this hot pink page Art Journal Evidence because when I was looking for a bold word to jump off the page, the ‘Evidence’ stencil was handy and fit nicely.

Art Journal Evidence

Art journal with Dylusions Ink Sprays (Marjie Kemper)

I originally published this page a few years ago. It’s one of my favorites.  The original page came together quickly as it was a mop-up page. By that I mean a spare page that I cleaned my tools on, when working on other projects.  Because it had lots of color and marks on from other projects, this rendition came together fast.

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Step-out Photos for Filming

When I filmed my Inventive Ink mixed media class with Craftsy, I recreated this page in the lesson on Dylusions Ink Sprays.  When you show a page on video, it’s helpful to have several “step out” photos that reveal the transformation.  These are the samples I brought with me.  It was great to be able to show these to the cameraman as the lesson progressed.

Art Journal Evidence page in progress shots (Marjie Kemper)

One of the reasons I like this page so much is how many layers it has on it.  As you can see above, this one has stamps, sprays, inks, washi tape, diecuts, and even modeling paste.  Don’t hesitate to overlap layers when you are creating. Overlapping makes for some nice eye candy.

Art journal evidence with Dylusions Ink Sprays (Marjie Kemper)

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  1. So gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. It really is a beautiful page and the word evidence really does stand out! I thoroughly enjoyed your Craftsy class too, you are a wonderful teacher! x

  3. Alison Hall says:

    Gorgeous page Marjie! Xx

  4. Awesome colors and layers. I love to use paste through stencils as well.

  5. Marjie, how I wish I could do art journal pages like you do. PLEASE, what is your secret, and please tell it to MEEEEEEE! I stopped art journaling because I just couldn’t seem to make anything look decent. I just don’t know how to blend or know what kind of ephemera to glue to my page. It’s getting me depressed. HELP!!!!
    Love and Blessings,

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Hi, Peggy! Thanks for your super nice comment. My secret is just practice, play, and don’t worry – it’s only paper! Watch lots of art journaling tutorials. Julie Fei-Fan Balzer has a TON of great tutes on her blog and on youtube, pinterest, etc.

      Check out my pinterest boards too – I have loads of inspiration organized into easy-to-find categories:

      Have fun, Peggy!

  6. I like your hot colors there girl. My kind of textured pink. xox

  7. This is stunning Marjie…wonderful layers! xxx

  8. stampersuzz says:

    Love the bright colours on your beautiful art journal page. Gorgeous page! Thanks for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  9. I love this bright page and the texture in it! Great layers and details! 🙂

  10. I really love that page. My absolutely favorite thing to do is use leftovers to create something new. You never know how it’s going to turn out and it’s so much fun.

  11. Beautiful page Marjie, it’s always hard to tell that it was a mop up page, your composition is so spot on! What kind of journal is this, I’ve never seen one spiral bound at the top like that, I’d like to have one of those.

    • Marjie Kemper says:

      Thanks, Claudine. I can’t tell you exactly because I covered up the cover a few years ago, but there’s a label in the back that says Piccadilly with a retail price of 12.95. The pages are really flimsy and not what I most like to work on, but I do like that orientation with the top spiral.

  12. Beautiful and enchanting color here Marjie! Love the texture with the stencils!

  13. Pinks and oranges – such rich colors in your layers! Draws me right in!

  14. Marjie!!! This is striking!! I Adore those stamps and colors used! Delish for sure!! You really know how to bring out the best in journal pages!! xo

  15. Scrummy, yummy page. xox

  16. Lovely layers of inky perfection! The stenciling adds so much interest and really pops! Love this, GF!

  17. Kirsten Alicia says:

    Stunning page full of great texture & gorgeous colour. I love the little face peeping out at the top.

  18. I love the textures you achieve with all the layering. That’s a HOT cover….in every sense of the word,

  19. Gorgeous art journal page Marjie! Love the burst of color! You’ve inspired me to pull out those vibrant Dylusions sprays! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

  20. Great page, lovely colour. Valerie

  21. GREAT colors! Lovin’ all the textures and details!

  22. This popped on my phone last night and I just fell in love with it. I wanted to tell you often I cannot post when I am busy with mama but I love your post and the always beautiful art you share with everyone on it.
    susan s

  23. A beautiful page, Marjie!!!

  24. Simply stunning! Anne x

  25. I love the color combination on this page, Marjie! I want an outfit with these colors!

  26. Tracy Evams says:

    Wow wow what an amazing pop of colour, so eye catching Marjie. Love this. Tracy x

  27. Love it, it’s beautiful. Great colours !
    Corrie x

  28. Love how you “get your color on,” Marjie! Brilliant…literally!

  29. So gorgeous! LOVING the vibrant colors and the alphas/numbers!!!!!

  30. Beautiful journal page Marjie. Great colours and amazing depth with the textures, tape and stamps.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  31. Gorgeous, Marjie!!

  32. Such wonderful color and texture.

  33. Love the depth in this one Marjie, so gorgeous with those warm colours!!

    I am so jealous of Alison/Butterfly who will get to meet you soon….. Anyway, thanks so much fr adding it to our challenge over at the Artistic Stamper!

  34. Lovely art. I love the paste a inks.Beautiful.