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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 . . .
Cheryl

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

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