Art Journaling in August

Art journal (5) with Dylusions paint, stamps, stencils and more (Marjie Kemper)

August Art Journaling was something I had to really plan for, and it was one of my main creative goals for the summer. I’ve been working a lot on behind-the-scenes business issues, so it was important to devote time for art to prevent a burnout.  This was the first summer I’ve scheduled dedicated time for play and exploration, and I am thrilled I made the time to do it! How do you handle differences in seasons? Does your creative time dip in summer?

August Art Journaling Pages

This month I created and posted four art journal pages:  Art Journal Page with Distress Inks, Journaling Without WordsArt Journal Tutorial with Dylusions Ink Sprays, plus this one.  Mission accomplished!  I’m going to make sure to plan that kind of time for the Fall. I want to make sure to keep creativity at the top of the list.

Art journal with Dylusions paint, stamps, stencils and more (Marjie Kemper)

Today’s Page

I started this art journal page with a base of Dylusions paints and then added inks.  I couldn’t believe it when I went to my Scripts/Text stencils and found this one (below) from StencilGirl…. unused!  The horror!  I have no idea where it was hiding but rest assured,  it’s been well loved.

Art journal (2) with Dylusions paint, stamps, stencils and more (Marjie Kemper)

Are you wondering why the piece of tissue wrap is appearing so ‘solid’ since it’s transparent?  The trick is to adhere it to paper first – simple as that! I adhered this one to some cardstock and then painted it with a few shades of Dylusions paint.  Once it was dry, I added washi tapes, stamping, and stenciling.

Art journal (3) with Dylusions paint, stamps, stencils and more (Marjie Kemper)

Here’s a peek at some close-ups.

August Art Journaling - Art journal with Dylusions paint, stamps, stencils and more (Marjie Kemper)

If you’d like to learn more about the techniques I use working with Distress Inks, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Distress Stains and more…. check out my online class with Craftsy.  It comes with lifetime access and a money-back guarantee!   It’s called Inventive Ink: Colorful Mixed Media Effects.  Newsletter subscribers receive an automatic discount code for the class, so sign up here for the newsletter if interested. Here’s a 2-minute preview video:

 

 

 

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous colors! Thanks for the tips.

  2. An absolutely stunning page, Marjie – I love everything about it… colours, images and that fabulous script stencil – wow! Look forward to catching up over the next few days with the pages I’ve missed. So happy you managed to set aside the “me-time” for the art journalling.
    Alison x

  3. Kathy C Bradley says:

    Marjie – Your page is beautiful. Thanks for sharing the technique on the tissue paper – very cool!