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Fairytale Art Journal

by Amy Bowerman

Hello my lovelies!  It’s been a while since I shared an Art Journal page with you.  I hope it was worth the wait…it sure was for me!  Today I’m sharing the end pages I created in my Fairytale Art Journal.

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I created these Art Journal pages while attending a class taught by Marjie Kemper.  If you are familiar with Marjie’s work you know what an inspiration she is to the world of Art Journaling and more.  If not you should be!  Check out Marjie’s blog for a wealth of inspiration and tutorials that are sure to have you diving head first into the colorful inky world of Art Journaling.

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I truly got lost in my art during class that day.  Marjie is an incredible teacher (as well as an artist) and being in a room full of other creatives seems to take you to another world.  I didn’t take many progress shots because I was so engrossed in my work.  I felt as if I were riding one of the unicorns I put on the page…over a rainbow!  Marjie took some great photos of the class that you can check out here.  There’s a pic of yours truly where you can see how “lost in art” I was that day.

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If you are ever in the Connecticut area I urge you to take one of Marjie’s classes ( click link for a list of classes)at the Great American Stamp Store...I hope to see you there!  You can also find Marjie at ARt is You this fall in Stamford CT (schedule to be announced).

How to Create a Layered Art Journal

 

Our lesson for the day during class was all about layers!  Layers upon layers of paper, sprays, stencils, stamps and more!  One of the first things we did was layer on torn Phone book pages using Studio Multi Medium.

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I never would have thought to tear up all those phone books I use to flatten projects.  It really adds some incredible texture!  Over that layer I placed another layer of children’s book cut outs, taped them off and sprayed with all the new colors from the Dylusions line.  Remember way back when I told you the “White Linen” Dylusions spray was a game changer?  Well, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

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Next, I added a layer of stamped images.  I used quite a few Dylusions Border stamps and the Mini Cirque Alphabet from Stampers Anonymous outlined with white Gelly Roll pen.  If you are looking to find more info and inspiration using Dylusions Stamps check out this Featured product Friday post and  prepare to get dylusional!

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I’m big into 3 dimensional layers in my journals so I created a little disclaimer , “No Unicorns or Rainbows were harmed during the creation of this story”….and that’s the God’s honest truth!  To create the “disclaimer” I embossed a piece of packaging plastic with a Tim Holtz alterations Notebook Texture Fade (anything you ever wanted to know about Tim Holtz Alterations can be found in this feature post…in case you missed it), colored the raised area with Copic Markers and wrote my disclaimer with Sharpie fine point.  I covered the back with Tim Holtz Idea-ology frosted film for good measure.

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The fairies riding the unicorns (children’s book pages) were framed with Tim Holtz Idea-ology Tissue Tape “Elements”

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The Rainbows were cut from an old greeting card.  I never throw anything with a rainbow on it away…it’s against my religion :)

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Finally, I added some of Tim’s Idea-ology Remnant Rubs…my new favorite thing….and my 12 Tags of 2013 May tag to finish it off.  You can find all the details on how my tag was created here.

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I have one set of end pages in my Fairytale Journal complete and one more set to go before this Fairy tale journal is finally finished!  If you haven’t seen the rest of the “story” check out the links below and prepare yourself for a magical journey.  Destination Imagination….ahoy!




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Have a spectacular day!

Amy*

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Anita Houston June 7, 2013 at 10:56 pm

Look at you…Art Journal queen! I love all these images and the vibrant color! Great tut too!

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2 Tracy June 7, 2013 at 6:05 pm

These pages are just wonderful! So vibrant and filled with interesting textures that keep your eye moving around and finding new things.
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3 Katyoparty June 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

So glad I clicked on your link on Julie Fei Fan Balzer’s art journal post. Love your creativity and your sense of fun. I’m off to explore more of your site.

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4 Amy Bowerman June 8, 2013 at 10:05 am

Aww thanks Katy! I’m off to explore yours :)

Amy*

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5 Marjie Kemper June 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm

Oh my gosh, these pages look amazing! Can’t wait to see them in person now that they’re all finished. That tag you made is an awesome compliment too. Thanks so much for the shout-out and links, Amy. Your pages are gorgeous!
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6 Shahrul Niza June 7, 2013 at 12:13 am

I missed your journal pages!!!. Well, I missed creating my own pages too, ha!. Looked like everyone had amazing play time with Marjie that day :). I LOVE your doodled swanky black sweater!!. And that red traveling case, of course :).
Your pages are gorgeous!. Never skimp on colors for any fairy tale projects, that’s my new mantra.
Have a dreamy day, today!!!. HUGS.
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7 Buttons June 5, 2013 at 6:24 pm

“Somewhere over the rainbow… dreams really do come true”. Looks like you had a dream come true working with the uber-talented Marjie. I can see why you got lost in the moment at one of her classes. Hugs, Jenny x
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