Art Journaling,  Creative,  Life,  Mixed Media,  Thoughts

A Good Distraction

I find art journaling brings me a great and creative distraction. Maybe it’s a moment away from all the happenings in the world, or maybe just using my hands. Either way, I find it encouraging and therapeutic.

Life for all as a nation and world , hasn’t been easy lately. I want to encourage you to do something that calms your spirit and is therapeutic.

I used the following supplies on the above art journal spread;

Here's a quick how to on the above pages:

Page One;

  • Add stenciling with paints and sprays.
  • Using the alpha masks, spell out desired word and spray over the letters.
  • Define letters with a black pen
  • Burlap scrap from journal

Page Two:

  • Using Mosaic Stencil and Spray Oxides and paints, stencil a background leaving white space.
  • While allowing stencil to dry, on deli paper, create a circle using Distress Oxide Spray and a small brush, paint and top with stencil.
  • While allowing both to dry, emboss the dress of the paper doll.
  • Place circle on top of page and around stenciling.
  • Add some splatters of paint
  • Add washi tape, adhere paper doll and add a little burlap string and attach with a stapler.

No matter how wonky life gets, I hope you'll take a moment for you and do something that lifts your spirits and encourages you.

Warmest creative wishes,

I encourage you . . .

Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend, artist, vintage loving, law enforcement officer, Southern Californian, God and country loving girl who loves to meet like minded creative people, share life with new and old friends. Art is a collaboration between God and the artist, and the less the artist does the better. ~André Gide