Art Journaling ~ The Future

Hello and thanks so much for visiting.  I'm sharing a loose page from my small (5 X 7) journal today. The background is DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylics. I chose Jessica Sporn's door stencil (StencilGirl Products) for my focal image. I've stenciled with black paint, and stamped the sentiment (Technique Tuesday) in black Archival Ink.  Linking to Art Journal Every Day.

Marjie Kemper art journal with Jessica Sporn door stencil (StencilGirl)

I've had a renewed burst of energy in my studio cleaning and reorganization project, and can't believe all the fun things I've been finding that have been relegated to the backs of drawers and bins for some time.  I'm confident now that I have gone through about 70% of what's here… scary what amasses after 16 years of crafting! I'll give myself the rest of the summer to finish up as it's a slow-going process.

Online Craft Supply Tag Sale

Needless to say all this reorganizing has led to filled boxes for the next installment of my Online Crafty Tag Sale.  I'll be sharing the next listings in the Facebook Group next week.  I continue to ship to USA only (I'm sorry, international friends, but it's just too time consuming to check rates for all inquiries and the US flat rate keeps it simple).

Marjie's Ongling Online Craft Supply Sale

Online Mixed Media Art Class

If you'd like to see more of my journaling, check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   The class is called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media EffectsSign up here for the newsletter for a discount. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:



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  1. Lynne on July 15, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    That door is a fabulous stencil, absolutely love your page.

  2. Jill Holmes on July 12, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Very nice! Love the simplicity of the message.

  3. Shari T on July 12, 2015 at 1:19 pm

    Fabulous page and meaningful quote!! XOXO-Shari

  4. Corrine on July 11, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    One day indeed my moody blue friend. xox

  5. Sandra on July 10, 2015 at 7:45 am

    Gorgeous page, Marjie! Love the aqua teal color! Good luck with the reorginazing! I did mine when I moved. So I’m good for a few years… haha. Hugs, Sandra

  6. Meihsia Liu on July 9, 2015 at 11:59 pm

    Such a beautiful journal page, Marjie. I love the pretty color scheme and patterns you created. Great sentiment! :)

  7. Susan on July 9, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    This is beautiful I love dark beautiful art like this.I will be joining in soon.been ill. and resting.hugs

  8. Astrid on July 9, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Fabulous page Marjie, love the depth in the background, those Decoart paints are fantastic and you have used them to such great effect on this page!

  9. Anne R on July 9, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    I had to smile at what you say you found…. I have only been at it for 8 years and I dread to think what I have tucked away. Love your page, the colours are gorgeous and a good reminder to stencil with paint! Hugs, Anne xx

  10. Kathy Bradley on July 9, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Hi Margie,
    Quick question, hope you don’t mind. I saw that you are using a 5×7 size journal with removable pages. I’ve been looking for something like that and would you mind sharing what type you purchased? Thank you so very much. My email is [email protected]. Again, thank you.

    • Marjie Kemper on July 9, 2015 at 7:19 pm

      Never hesitate to ask questions, Kathy. I am happy to help. That’s the smaller of the two Ranger (Dyan Reaveley) art journals. I love it!

  11. [email protected] on July 9, 2015 at 12:28 pm

    The colors and texture in the background are so rich Marjie and just love the sentiment too. So excited about your sale too!! j.

  12. Jean Marmo on July 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Love this!

  13. Karenliz on July 9, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    Great page Marjie. Love that quote.

  14. Kathy Bradley on July 9, 2015 at 11:15 am

    Your journal pages are always so gorgeous and I always get lots of inspiration by looking through your photos on Pinterest.

  15. Carolyn Dube on July 9, 2015 at 10:48 am

    Great art journal page Marjie! And congrats on the big purge/cleaning!

  16. Jackie Neal on July 9, 2015 at 8:42 am

    What a great quote!! Love that you used it with the open door Marjie-great page! xo

  17. Julie Tucker-Wolek on July 9, 2015 at 7:52 am

    This is gorgeous! LOVING that quote … so TRUE!!!!!!!!!!