Using my Stash

Paint and stencils are my go-to supplies for art journaling, along with stamps.  Today I pulled out some older supplies from my stash and included them in a 2-page spread. I used Dylusions and Jet Black Archival Ink.

Art journaling with paint and stencils (Marjie Kemper)

I applied many layers of paint and stenciling and left a little bit of white showing in places. This is one of those pages that developed over a long time rather than in one sitting.  I pulled an old transparency from my stash (7 Gypsies brand) and the little ‘trust' ticket is one Tim Holtz created, many moons ago.

Art journal with transparency, left page (Marjie Kemper

I have a ton of sentiment stamps, and I enjoyed using several of them on this spread. My favorite is the “Don't believe everything you think” stamp. This is one of my larger journals, and each page measures 9X12 so it's a pretty large spread.

The transparency was a little tricky.  At first I stamped on top of it, but it smudged.  I was able to quickly wipe the ink off with a baby wipe. I ended up stamping direcly onto the painted page, and putting the transparency on top.  It's attached with a stapler.

Art journal with paint, stencils and transparency, right page (Marjie Kemper

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  1. bernath on November 5, 2016 at 8:37 am


  2. Corrine on November 5, 2016 at 5:24 am

    Always good to use the stash and create something wonderful in the process!!! You sure hid that smudge well. Xox

  3. Anita Houston on November 4, 2016 at 4:12 pm

    Always nice to use up the stash. LOVE your spread and your famously blue hues. Wonderful!

  4. Anne R on November 3, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    A truly beautiful journal page Marjie! Anne xx

  5. Judy Shea on November 3, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    Now matter what you do, I see “Marjie” in all your work. I love your “chop chop” attitude… grab the stash and create. J