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Art Journal: Imagination

by Amy Bowerman

Art Journal Imagination

Happy Friday!  Today is the day!  I have been busy, busy, BUSY working on the FINAL page in The Octopode Factory storybook all week.  I’m so happy to be able to share it with you today.  Thanks to all who have been following along and sharing this creative journey with me.  I so appreciate all […]

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Art Journal Bruce Lee Quote

Happy Weekend Everyone!  I’m running behind again but what else is new?  This week at TOFF our challenge theme is Black and White.  This was a real challenge for me.  As most of you know I NEVER do black and white…I’m ALL about colors!  As I’ve said before I believe I was once a unicorn.  […]

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Art Journal Mirror Mirror on the Wall

Oh boy, Oh BOY!  I am way behind with this weeks…er…last weeks journal page.  A lot has been going on since I discovered the wonderful world of Dylusions Spray inks.  I’ve been spraying my brains out!  Most of which have landed on this journal page.  Mwaaha ha BRAINS!  Would you care to take a look […]

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Art Journal Animals

I’m sure most of you are happy it’s Friday…I however am feeling the crunch!   I have much to do and so little time to get it all done.  Does anyone have a few hours to lend?  Ah well can’t blame a girl for trying!  This week at TOFF our challenge is “Animals”.  What’s not to […]

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Art Journal Fairytale

I’m going full tilt with this art journal thing…it really is amazing how the pages of The Octopode Factory storybook are unfolding!  This week at TOFF our challenge is Red, White and Blue.  Since I have used the challenge themes at TOFF as prompts for my pages I must admit I was a bit stumped […]

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Art Journal | @PluckingDaisy #RainbowConnection #Copic #RangerInk

I must say I am so in love with this new path I have found myself on!  My journey into the world of art journaling has been nothing short of amazing!  Each day is filled with new discovers and adventures in creativity.  I feel like a bird getting braver and braver with each page I […]

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Art Journal Page 2 Pink

Happy Friday!  My how this week has flown by!  I’m back with another installment in my Octopode Factory Altered Storybook/Art Journal.  I am so enjoying this art form.  I love it because anything goes and  ANYTHING is possible…you never know what creative discoveries you might find within the pages of an Art Journal.  This realization […]

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Altered Book Page

After a weeks worth of YouTube videos, checking back on lessons from Creative Chemistry 101, and of course working through Compendium of Curiosities 2 at Studio L3 I have completed the first page in my Altered Book project.  I’ve never altered a book before but man am I in LOVE with this art form!  i […]

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How to Alter a Book Cover

by Amy Bowerman

Altered Book Adhering Images

I found an old Mother Goose book at the thrift store the other day.  I’ve always wanted to alter a book and create a new story within its pages.  I like to start at the beginning of every story.  The beginning of this story begins with the cover.  Come along with me and I will […]

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The Octopode Factory Book Cover

Happy Friday!  It has been one heck of a week here in my little corner of the world.  Inspiration has struck in every direction it seems and my hands can barely keep up with my brain continually pumping out ideas for new creations.  This week at TOFF our challenge is “Anything Goes”.  I can’t resist […]

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