Art Anthology

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

Dare to Dream – on canvas

Hey bloggers! Today is my very first post for Artistcellar so please go check it out!
If you have not checked them out they sell lots of cool art supplies,
including their own stencils! (That green over her shoulder is one of them!)
I think anyone with an addiction to art supplies like me would find that designing
for Artiscellar is a dream come true! Can I get a WOOT?

This was drawn on a multi purpose cloth from Roc-Lon
I got a sample at CHA and I love it! I have to get some now because it was such a great surface to paint on, it has a little texture, it’s medium weight- like canvas but
it’s flexible but it did not bleed through. It took the pencil really well as you can see.
Here is a close up of the  Artistcellar Square Rose 6×6 stencil!(One the left in green.)
I used Viva Inka Gold in yellow green- I love that it ‘s metallic and it sits on top
of all the other colors, staying true to it’s color.

I used Aquarelle pencils for small areas like the eyes, lips and a little heart.
Her skin was a combination of Gelatos® and white gesso.

Did you notice her vibrant hair and texture?
I used Art Anthology Sorbet and Viva Inka Gold for highlights!
I know you can see the vibrant color but what you can’t see it the Viva color
is metallic and the Art Anthology has this subtle glitter and texture to it!
The teal in the background is also Art Anthology.
( Have I mentioned I LOVE texture and glitter and color!)
The drips are Silks Acrylic glaze(Luminarte) in teal zircon- gorgeous color!

I hope that you will catch me on the Artistcellar blog
 every Friday with all kinds of mixed media posts!
Feel free to leave me any questions and comments!
Supplies used from the Artistcellar store!
Artistcellar Square Rose stencil
Viva Decor Inka Gold in green yellow & steel blue
 Luminarte Silks Acrylic Paint  in Teal Zircon
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Stampers Big White Pen,
Aquarelle pencils & Faber-Castell Pitt Pen: Artist Four-Pen Set
Crafters Workshop mini daisy cluster & mini swiss stencil
Other supplies:
Roc-Lon Multipurpose cloth
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® Gelatos® and white gesso
Ranger tissue paper 
Art Anthology
Prima Flower