Art Journaling Class in Connecticut

GASS2232013JPG(Susan S, Me, Evelyn, Judy (owner), Debbie, Alison, Susan, Cindy, Betsy)

What a great day at the Great American Stamp Store in Connecticut on Saturday! Seven women joined me for a whole day of journal play, and it was a lovely group. We took our time and made several pages using layers of stamps, paints, gesso, stencils, etc.

This was an idea from one of my journals for the ladies to work with silhouettes:

art-journalingI built the page up with layers of paint and inks, and used my  Xyron 5″ Creative Station
to adhere the magazine clipping of a silhouette:

Here are Besty and Evelyn working on their silhouette pages:


And Debbie, done with her silhouette and prepping her next page:

Susan's fab silhouette and embedded tags pages:


And look what Cindy did with her embedded tags:


So cool how she fanned them in the center!  Here she is in person:

I'll be back at Great American Stamp Store in May, and hope to see you then!



  1. marie on March 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

    Aw, this was a really nice post. Taking the time and actual effort to produce a superb
    article… but what can I say… I hesitate a whole lot
    and never seem to get nearly anything done.

  2. joshua on March 21, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    Hello! I could have sworn I’ve been to your blog before but after looking at many of the posts I realized it’s new
    to me. Anyways, I’m definitely delighted I found it and I’ll be book-marking it
    and checking back frequently!

  3. Shahrul Niza on March 1, 2013 at 9:08 pm

    I’m a little jealous too, I love to come over to your classes, Marjie! :). They are making great, fab pages!!. You are amazing artist, Marjie :).

  4. Maria McGuire on February 27, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    It looks like you had SO much fun!!! I wish I could have been there!!!

  5. Karenliz on February 27, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Looks like you all had a great time! I can’t wait until May!

  6. ConnieM on February 26, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    so wishing I could get to one of your classes~I’m so weak in these types of art!! Thank you for visiting my project on JBS~you are the “sweetest” !!!

  7. Redanne on February 26, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    Looks like a really good time was had by all and what amazing results were achieved by the class! Hugs, Anne x

  8. Anita Houston on February 26, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    How I wish I lived closer! I want to play too! These look wonderful Marjie! They all look like they had fun, and everyone’s look unique and personal…that is what it is all about! FUN!!!

  9. Silvia on February 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun. Great projects to see.

  10. butterfly on February 26, 2013 at 10:58 am

    Wow… wonderful ideas and great results! Wish I could come take a class!!
    Alison x

  11. Debby on February 26, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Great class. Maybe you need to come teach in the Midwest. Just saying!

  12. Cathy on February 26, 2013 at 4:09 am

    Clearly a wonderful class

  13. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries on February 26, 2013 at 2:57 am

    What an amazing results Marjie…I live toooooooo far away to be able to follow your classes grmblll…unfortunately!
    all the best, Alie :-)

  14. Corrine on February 26, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Wow, love those sillouette pages and everyone’s inique take on your example. Looks like you creted a great space for everyone’s creativity to shine. xox

  15. Buttons on February 26, 2013 at 12:17 am

    Wow! How inspiring were you Marjie!! Looks like everyone learned so much from you and had a great time doing it too. What a star you are. Hugs, Jenny x

  16. Helen Tilbury on February 25, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    Looks like you are having a great time teaching Marjie – WTG!!

  17. Julie Tucker-Wolek on February 25, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Wowwww!! Their pages turned out AMAZING!!!

  18. Carolyn Dube on February 25, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    I am ready to put my house up for sale and move to your neck of the woods- this class was incredible- and that is just in the pictures- it had to have been out of this world in person!

  19. Valerie-Jael on February 25, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Looks like you all had a real, fun day! Valerie

  20. kathy/NorthCarolina on February 25, 2013 at 2:17 pm

    I’m just a little bit jealous…..but I’ll be alright! Looks like a wonderful class…thanks for sharing, Marjie!