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)

Mixed Media Art Membership Group

Have you heard about the Mixed Media Art Membership Group? It's a monthly membership that I host that includes facilitated learning through a Project of the Month (with closed-captioned video instruction), Themed Challenge of the Month, a live Zoom Create-Along Session where we all work on our art together, and lots of resources such as the Project Vault, Technique Vault and Resource Library. Best of all is the supportive and inspiring community we enjoy in our private Facebook Group and the gated private forum on the site where I host the videos and resources.  

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  1. Julie Tucker on December 16, 2016 at 8:08 am

    So gorgeous! I loveeeeeeee the colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Anne R on December 13, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    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

    • Marjie Kemper on December 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      You’re so kind, Anne. Thank you!

  3. Alison Hall on December 13, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Gorgeous page Marjie! Xx

    • Marjie Kemper on December 14, 2016 at 8:19 pm

      Thanks, Alison!

  4. cathy calamas on August 28, 2014 at 4:38 pm

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

  5. Peggy L on August 27, 2014 at 2:26 am

    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 on August 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

      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. Corrine on August 26, 2014 at 1:02 pm

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

  7. Alison/craftytrog on August 26, 2014 at 8:39 am

    This is stunning Marjie…wonderful layers! xxx

  8. stampersuzz on August 24, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    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. Zafaran on August 24, 2014 at 3:13 am

    I love this bright page and the texture in it! Great layers and details! :-)

  10. Gigi on August 24, 2014 at 2:00 am

    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. Claudine Criner on August 22, 2014 at 11:08 am

    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 on August 22, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      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. Anita Houston on August 22, 2014 at 10:30 am

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

  13. Carolyn Dube on August 22, 2014 at 8:42 am

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

  14. Jackie P Neal on August 21, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    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. Corrine on August 21, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Scrummy, yummy page. xox

  16. Terry on August 21, 2014 at 4:52 pm

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

  17. Kirsten Alicia on August 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm

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

  18. Jo Murray on August 21, 2014 at 3:48 pm

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

  19. Mona Pendleton on August 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    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. Valerie-Jael on August 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    Great page, lovely colour. Valerie

  21. Lynn Kopas on August 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    GREAT colors! Lovin’ all the textures and details!

  22. susan salyer on August 21, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    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. Wanda Hentges on August 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    A beautiful page, Marjie!!!

  24. Anne R on August 21, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Simply stunning! Anne x

  25. Nancy Walker on August 21, 2014 at 11:50 am

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

  26. Tracy Evams on August 21, 2014 at 11:48 am

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

  27. Corrie on August 21, 2014 at 11:32 am

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

  28. Kay Wallace on August 21, 2014 at 11:07 am

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

  29. Julie Tucker-Wolek on August 21, 2014 at 8:02 am

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

  30. Annie G on August 21, 2014 at 7:42 am

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

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

  31. Ana K. on August 21, 2014 at 6:56 am

    Gorgeous, Marjie!!

  32. lacyquilter on August 21, 2014 at 6:50 am

    Such wonderful color and texture.

  33. Astrid on August 21, 2014 at 3:20 am

    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. susan on August 21, 2014 at 12:10 am

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