Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Watercolor Product Review - Artistrove

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  Today I have a video of a product review on a new watercolor set I got.  It is called Artistrove, which I have never heard of before, and comes with 2 watercolor brushes.  I bought this watercolor set to use as a travel set and I really like the vibrancy of the colors in this set.




As a disclaimer I am not associated with this product nor a paid advertiser. 


Here is the video that I created on the review of this product.




I am looking forward to using this watercolor set on my next outing.  Have you tried this watercolor set?  If so I would love to hear what you think.  Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Bible Journaling

Hello creative friends.  Hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I have a bible journaling page that I created.  I've been seeing people using their bibles to do art journaling and I thought I would like to try it myself.  I went to a local Christian store and found that they have bibles designed specifically for journaling in.  I found a beautiful bible that already had designs printed on some of the pages to get you started.  I also found a kit with stuff in it for bible journaling that I bought to get started with.  So I colored some of the pre-printed pages using colored pencils.  Then I decided to dive in and create a page using paint and stickers and found I enjoyed it.  So I decided to do another page and create a video showing how I made the page.  I used gelatos, stickers, washi tape and stamping.  Here is a picture of the page I created.




And here is the video showing how I made this page.



I really like the way it turned out and had fun creating it.  Have you tried bible journaling yet?  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating. 

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Smashbook Scrapbook Journal

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have a flip through of my Smashbook Scrapbook Journal that I've created and am working on filling.  I decided that I wanted a smashbook scrapbook journal with pockets and some pages with decorations, but I could not find what I wanted online, so I decided to made my own with pattern paper, mixed media paper and pockets.  This journal was the inspiration for some of the journals that I've make for my Etsy shop and love that they can be used for a variety of things; For example you can use it as a smashbook like this one, as a diary, an art journal, a writing journal, a bullet journal, or whatever else you can think of.  This journal I made for myself I also decorated the cover used spray inks, stencils and stamping to decorate it.  Here are pictures of some of the pages from this journal.




 I love having pockets to store my tickets and ephemera in.




 I also made mini photo albums out of some pictures using washi tape and put them in pockets.





And here is a video showing a flip through my journal showing what I've done so far.




I really like this journal and have been having a lot of fun filling it up.  If you are interested in a handmade journal similar to this one, you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  to see all of the journals I've made.


Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  I hope you liked the video and I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating. to see all of the journals I've made.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Poppies and Tea Art Journal Page and a Mixed Media Class

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I have several art journal pages I created from a Craftsy class I took this weekend that was taught by Lindsay Weirich the Frugal Crafter and I have another art journal page that I created in my homemade journal.  Here are the art journal pages that I created from the Craftsy class I took.






I really like the way these pages turned out and I learned a lot about watercolors from the class.


Here is the Art Journal page I created in my homemade journal.  I decided to create a simple journal page using pictures of several different objects, a tea pot, a tea cup, a cupcake and flowers.  After sketching the items on my page and painting them with acrylic paints, I glued a picture of a poppy journal to the page.  




And here is the video showing how I created this page:




I like the way this page turned out and had fun creating it.  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Magazine Journal and Savannah, GA Drawings

Hello creative friends.  Hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been interesting.  We survived Hurricane Irma, had lots of limbs to clean up and lost power for about 18 hours, but all and all we fared better than many others and am thankful for that.  If you were in the path of the Hurricane, I hope you and your family fared well also.  This week I have two drawings that I created using vacation pictures from Savannah, GA while waiting out the storm and colored them with colored pencils.  I also made a magazine journal inspired by Dede Willingham and created 2 art journal pages in the journal using acrylic paints and ephemera from my stash. Here are the drawings I created of Savannah, GA.





And here is the magazine journal I made and the 2 two-page spreads I created in this journal.








And here is a video showing how I created this journal and the two pages.




I enjoyed creating the drawings and want to do more.  And I had fun creating the magazine journal and the two pages and look forward to working in it more in the future.  Have you created a journal using magazines before?  Thank you for stopping by and watching the video.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Cheetah Cactus Rose Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  Hope everyone is having a good week.  I am having a good week myself.  This week I have another art journal page using pictures I found in my stash of a cheetah, a cactus flower, which I am calling a cactus rose but not sure what kind of flower it is, and a suite case.  I sketched the pictures on my journal page.  I then used watercolor paints to add color to the page and then Posca paint pens to add details.  Here is a picture of the art journal page I created.




And here is the video showing how I created this journal page.


I like the way this page turned out and had fun creating it.  Hope you like the video and let me know if you have any questions or have an idea for an art journal page that you would like to see me create.  Thank you for stopping by, until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Cardinal Blueberries Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  My week has been busy as usual at work, me and my husband are dealing with some health issues and members of my family seem to be having various problems as well.  It seems like everything is falling apart and when it rains it pours.  Art is what keeps me sane at times like this.  This week I have an art journal page I created using watercolor paints and Prismacolor pencils. I found pictures in my stash of a cardinal, a bowl of blueberries and a tin box that I wanted to include on an art journal page.  I sketched out the cardinal and bowl of blueberries.  I used watercolor paints to add color and then Prismacolor pencils to add detail.  I decided to glue on the picture of the tin box, instead of trying to paint it on, to finish the page.  Here is a picture of the art journal page I created. 




And here is a video showing how I created this page.



I had fun creating this page and like the way the page turned out.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment, I would love to hear from you.  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Zebra Rose Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope you are having a great week.  My week has been busy.  This week I have another art journal page that I created in the new journal I made.  I used watercolor paint, Bombay ink and ephemera from my stash.  Here is a picture of the journal page I created.




And here is the video showing how I created this art journal page.




I really like the way this art journal page turned out.  And if you are interested in purchasing a journal just like the one I am using in my video you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Handmade Art Journal and Parrot Coconut Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have a new handmade art journal that I created for myself using chipboard panels, heavy cardstock and bookbinding thread using a Coptic stitch.  This journal is 8.5 high x 5.5 wide.  Here are a couple of pics of this new journal I made.






I love this journal and the size is perfect for what I want to use it for.  I also decided to make another one just like it and put in my Etsy shop.  So I made this journal to use as a sketchbook, but I want to use it for more than just sketching.  I want to also add color and use it with supplies like color pencils, Bombay ink, watercolor, etc.  And I wanted to do more than just a sketch or drawing of an animal or person.  So I searched through my stash and decided to combine several pictures into a layout.  For this first layout I choose a picture of a parrot, a coconut, a flower and a watch.  I sketched these on my page in the configuration that I wanted.  I then used watercolors to add color to the page and used Bombay ink, Posca pens, ink pens and color pencils to add details to my page.  Here is a picture of the art journal page I created.




And here is the video showing how I created this page.




I really enjoyed creating this page and like the way it turned out.  And I really love this new sketchbook and can't wait to create more layouts in this book.  While going through my stash, I was also able to put together a number of other groupings of pictures for future layouts as well.  If interested in purchasing a sketchbook like this one, you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SoulCollage Cards

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I have a set of SoulCollage cards that I created.  I saw an article where people were creating these and decided to purchase the book and a set of cards to create my own set.  I searched through my stash of ephemera for pictures that appealed to me.  I affixed them to the cards and then searched my stash for quotes that went with each card.  I then used my Posca pens to outline some of the pictures and quotes.  And then used acrylic paint to paint the edges of the cards.  Here are pics of the cards I created.














And here is a video showing how I created my cards.



I really like the way these cards turned out.  Have you heard of or created any SoulCollage cards?  I may make more cards at some point, they were a lot of fun to make.  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Art Journal Page - One Little Thing

Hello creative friends, I hope you are having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I create an art journal page using acrylic paints, watercolor paints, Posca pens and ephemera from my stash.  I started with a page that I did some time ago where I added text pages to it using Gesso and then added pattern to it using acrylic paint through stencils.  I colored the page using watercolor paints.  I then found a title, a couple of quotes and a picture in my stash to add to the page.  I painted some flowers on the page using acrylic paint and then traced around everything and decorated the hearts with a Posca pen.  I added paint splatters and then traced around the whole page with a Posca pen.  Here are some pics of the page I created.






And here is the video showing how I created this page.




I really like the way this page turned out and I had fun creating.  Let me know if you have any questions or have any special requests.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my video.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Art Journal Page - Hold on to Hope

Hello creative friends, I hope you are having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I decided to create an art journal page using the image of the Panda that I painted some time ago.  So I printed the image and cut it out to add to my journal page.  I started with a page that I had affixed a polka dot napkin to some time ago using Gesso.  I sprayed some Dylusions & Adirondack inks to the page to add color.  I then found a couple of titles and a quote in my stash to add to the page.  I added some stamping and then traced around the whole page with a Posca pen.  Here are some pics of the page I created.






And here is the video showing how I created this page.




I think the page turned out really cute.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mini Memories Steampunk Journal and Journey Daybook Outing

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Mine is going well.  This past weekend I went on an outing with the Journey Daybook club to a quilt shop.  I saw some fabric there that had roses on it with some text, so I decided to create a page with the same elements.  I drew the roses and then glued on some scrap paper with text on them.  I used watercolor paints to paint the page and added my title and a quote that says "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all", by Walt Disney's 'Mulan'.  Here is a picture of the page that I created.




I also decided to make a mini journal.  I took a leftover scrap piece of paper and folded it into a journal.  I then decided to antique the pages with coffee and some brown Staz-on ink.  I found some ephemera in my stash to add to the journal cover and the pages.  I then antiqued two tags craft with the brown Staz-on ink, added ribbon to the tags and then added the tags to the pockets of the journal.  I also took some scrap brown card stock and added some tabs to the pages.  Here are pictures of the journal I created.








I plan to add more to this little journal as far as writing at some point.  If interested here is a video showing how I created this mini journal.




I really like the way this journal turned out and they are a lot of fun to make.  I hope you like the video and try making one yourself.  Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.  Have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.