Emotions Journal Layout

Hello, Everyone! Jenn here! Today I want to share my Emotions art journal layout with you.

Have you ever wanted to draw faces in your journal or other mixed media? If you have but you think your drawing skills won’t allow it you need to try these stencils! Rita Barakat designed them for this exact purpose.

These stencils are sold in a set In Rita’s Etsy Store here.

For this layout, I used the Sweet Sisters Flower stencil.

I also used The following stamps by Rita Barakat

Fairy Garden Background Stamp
Art Foamies Heart Wing

To create journal layouts like this one, start by creating a background. Use a combination of inks, sprays, and acrylics with stamps and stencils. Random ink sprays and splatters, combined with stamps brought this background to life. Once you have a background use the face stencils wherever you want them on your page. Add color to eyes and lips using pens or colored pencils as I did. You can also incorporate embossing powders as I did with mine. I used the Art Foamies Heart Wing stamp and white chalk ink. Stamp on the page and sprinkle with an iridescent pink embossing powder. Heat set the embossing powder with a heat tool.

Here are some more views of my process. Thank you so much for viewing my post! I hope that you are inspired to grab some of these stamps and stencils and get inky and creative with your journal!


In this photo, you can see where I started with thinner black lines and then started writing the script around the hair lines.


Adding white dots with a gel pen to the hair strands added more interest. Also, add some stamping with the Fairy Garden Background Stamp. This does not have to be perfect! Art is whatever your imagination creates! Add touches of color using bright gel pens or colored pencils. I used a distress marker in a fleshy pink tone and traced around all of the face lines to add dimension.

Thanks Again For viewing My post Today! Until next time, Jenn

Making Angel Wings- MiXed MeDia

Hey there bloggers!
MiXed MeDia Friday is here and as always you can find me on the
Artistcellar blog today!! Where has this week gone? Last week was crazy with all
those blog hops and this week was quiet- but not to worry there are more prizes to be 
won right around the corner as  I have some blog hops next week so be sure to check back!
 On this wonderful MiXed MeDiA Friday I am sharing a page from my
art journal book. If you have seen other pages from my book you know that
I don’t always have writingbut there is always feeling. I think your art journal
book should be fun, creative and capture emotion; every book should be
different and unique to you. I started this book because I felt like I couldn’t do
faces and it has taken on a life of it’s own. But enough about me!
Since I started with Artistcellar I have been lucky to play with some
really fun new products! Well new to me! I am loving the rich colors
of the Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glazes! The Silks are transparent so you can 
use them on top of other products or keep adding layers, creating depth
 and rich, vibrant color! I only have a few colors(so far!) and the cool thing 
is they all have a multi color shimmer to them.
I used PITT Artist pens to draw her outlines.
I used the Coral Berry and it was the perfect compliment to the
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Aquarelles (watercolor pencils).
I used the Aquarelles for the base color of her hair, lips and eyes then
went over it with the Silks. The Silks color is coral but it has a
lilac shimmer, which makes it look purplish in certain light! Cool stuff!


 I used modeling paste for the wings- the ribbon flowers, pearls and 
paper hearts were embedded while the paste was still wet.
Of course I had to add a little color to the flowers and added a little

Radient Rain to add the shine to the wings.

 I am loving doing these MiXed MeDiA Fridays-
so many things to try, so little time! I hope you are trying some of these things at home!
And on a side note-
Can anybody tell me where I can get this multifaceted hair color in real life?
Because that would be really cool!
Have a great weekend!

Mixed Media techniques

Hey bloggers today I am sharing a tutorial on the Artistcellar blog!
It’s Mixed Media Friday!!!!
I am sharing some mixed media techniques in my art journal so I hope
you will go check it out!
Here’s another peek!

I hope you are creating something Magical these days! 
The weather here is warming up so I am hoping to get the kids 
out and about this weekend and take some pictures! 
Baby girl just got glasses…
And I think that calls for a photo shoot!
(Can you tell she is excited? Taken with my phone.)
Have a great weekend!

Twinkling fairy, a tutorial…sort of

Hey bloggers, I hope your Christmas was wonderful.
Ours was very smooth and that makes me happy.
We did have snow on Christmas day- it was so cold
I felt like I was back in CO! The kids are loving it!
I am pretty much done with CHA projects so I have time
to get back to creating just to for the sake of creating!
The process:
 I draw, no special pencil I have tried many and actually
like mechanical pencils and a big white eraser. I don’t like 
taking the time to sharpen pencils, especially if I am on a roll.
Sometimes I do this in one sitting- sometimes I walk away and come back to it.
 Once I am happy with the drawing I use a black PITT Artist Pen in black XS.
I use these because they are filled with India Ink- 
it dries fast and is permanent once it’s dry.
I can use water or paint on top and I know nothing is going to happen to my image.
(It doesn’t bleed through the paper either!)
 Sometimes at this stage I might fix things that were not quite right. 
After I trace my lines I go back and erase any stray pencil lines. 
 When I do fairies I like to fill in the wings with a black PITT Artist pen- B tip.
Then I know I can use any medium and not lose my shapes.
For faces I like using Gelatos- various colors. 
Then I get a wet paint brush, mix Gesso and a little water
and use this to blend the Gelatos already on the page.
After that I get carried away with color and forget to take pictures! 
 I will tell you to get depth in the eyes I use the Aquarelles, 
wet with a paint brush and repeat around the edges.

 I used various mediums:
PITT Artist Pens, Gelatos, Aquarelles
Liquitex -Gesso & Gel Medium,

Ranger -Tim Holtz tissue paper & glossy accents

Creative Imaginations Twinkling H20’s.
I hope you enjoy  this post,
I will post some other pages soon. 
* And to answer a few questions that keep coming up,
the sponges I use when I use the dry technique for Gelatos
are called “Pan Pastel Softt Art sponges” the are similar
to a make up sponge but are super strong and

don’t fall apart as easily – even with stencils.

I use one sponge for each color so I dont get muddy colors
and I don’t have to rinse them out.