Happy National Scrapbook Week
This month as part of the Mrs Brimbles Creative Team I have been playing with watercolours and drawing gum again, but in a completely different way to last time. In Anna's latest Patreon tutorials, she has been showing us how to create something called 'Journal Spots', journaling cards that use drawing gum to create a resist area that we can then use to write or journal on. I love them! It's also National Scrapbook Day on Saturday, so happy scrapping!
It's the Easter holidays - yay, so I have been busy creating and 'arting'. I have two completely different things to show you today, a junk journal I am working on and a quick 5 minute art journal / creative journal page, that shows you that creating art doesn't need to be a big task.
Great news; I've updated the Members Only Area with some new goodies and freebies. I have added 5 lovely collage sheets from my Brusho art that you can use in your art and journals to cut up or use as backgrounds. And if you missed it there is the Self Care Travelers Notebook template too.
An unboxing of a beautiful junk journal kit to make your own stunning vintage junk journals and altered books using a kit by Queen Mabel & Doris on Facebook and on Etsy. This is such a pretty kit and could be used in so many ways. Have a watch to see it in all of it's loveliness.
Yay, February, finally the January blues are gone and we can all look forward to the rest of the year. This month I have been watching a lot of Anna Brim's (Mrs Brimbles) patreon videos on creating watercolour animal paintings using watercolour. You can join in here on Anna's patreon page.
Guest post for Mrs Brimbles Art Creative Team
Anna Brim has some amazing goodies from the collage sheets and tutorials this month over on her patreon page, so many so that I was having so many creative ideas. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you get new art goodies and I guess this happened to me this month. I tried to create something that people could use as ideas, but everything I tried just didn't resonate with me and it didn't feel organic enough.
Who is looking forward to 12 months of art journaling challenges?
You will have the whole month to get it done and there will be somewhere for you to post pictures too! Everyone who posts will go into a draw to win a prize, you’ll be allocated numbers at the end of the month and random . org will be used to pick a winner. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join in and you can go back and complete them at any time and you don't need to do them all.
You can join in at the group, but you can also share over on Instagram/or on social media using the hashtag #kmmamartchallenge2018 and please tag me - I want to see.
A christmas themed page for this months blog post for Anna (Mrs Brimbles) using her fabulous tutorials on watercolour resist from the November patreon workshop video. I have seen this month that Anna has been using the Gansai Tambi Watercolours in gold (Starry Colors) and I just had to get some...they are stunning. I have been so inspired by the content on her patreon page these last two months that I really could have created a million things.I decided to focus on 3 things: Watercolour resist, using the Starry Colors paints and playing around with the December collage sheets.
A guest post for Plan With Hannah - go visit her lovely blog.
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Beginning the journey into art journaling can sometimes be scary; not knowing where to start or what tools and equipment you need, thinking it won't be good enough, not having any inspiration... sound familiar? It needn't be.
Art journals are a means of self expression and are ultimately for YOU, no one else. So stop judging yourself and get going and go with the flow, you soon won't be able to stop those creative juices from flowing. Read on for 10 ideas to get you started.