Art Journaling Between the Lines, #2

Today's subject is Art Journal – Persistence.

Between the Lines Series

Here is the second installment in my new Blog Series, Between the Lines.  As you might know, I have a bit of a stencil stash. This series lets me highlight one at a time in a unique way. I'm pairing handwritten quotes with the lines created inside stencil designs.

Art Journal – Persistence

The journaling lines for this post come from StencilGirl Products' Dots and Dashes stencil, which was designed by my friend Jessica Sporn.

Art Journaling Series - Between the Lines - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper

I started out with a journal page that already had various shades of blue paint.  After I spotted that Teesha Moore stamp in my drawer, I stamped her onto an old book page.

Art Journal - Persistence - Between the Lines Series - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper

This girl seems to have a bit of an attitude, not to mention a funky outfit. I googled ‘persistence' quotes and found one for her. Depending on the age of your book, the paper may be tear easily. As much as this seems to be a problem, you can reinforce the paper by swiping a thin layer of matte medium on front and back. After that it'll be easy to cut even intricate shapes out.

Art Journaling Series - Between the Lines - stenciling - Aisha Tyler Quote - Marjie Kemper

For the purpose of creating journal space, I used Stazon ink on top of the painted page.  The ink blending tool handles this nicely.

Art Journal ~ Persistence (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.  

The group is only open for new members a few times a year, so please add your name to the waiting list to be the first to know when the doors open again. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.

Mixed Media Art Membership Group

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  1. Jessica Sporn on December 1, 2016 at 10:56 am

    What a beautiful page Marjie. And a great tute!

  2. Debby Podgorski on November 30, 2016 at 7:26 am

    Another cool journal page! I like the stamp and the quote. That’s always the struggle sometimes – what to write when the page is done.

  3. Renee Zarate on November 29, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Gorgeous AJ page! Love your Zetti girl on text.

  4. Anne R on November 29, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    A beautiful page, wonderful colours and great stencilling. I love how you added the girl to book pages – her funky outfit is such fun! Anne x

    • Marjie Kemper on November 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks so much, Anne.

  5. Annie G on November 29, 2016 at 6:41 am

    Love this Journal page Marjie and have now signed up for the class xx the Teesha Moore stamp looks great too.

    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x

    • Marjie Kemper on November 29, 2016 at 5:56 pm

      Thanks, Annie! I’m glad to hear it and I’ll see you over there at Craftsy.