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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

Simon Says Stamp!

Hey there creatives! I am super excited to share that I am doing a guest blog post over at Simon Says Stamp with this girl and doggie! Why yes, it is  a mixed media project! (This is just a little sneak peek!) I didn’t use any stamps, I did draw my own image, a dog based on Simon using the latest Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! Please go over there, check it out and leave me some love sweet friends!

Happy Monday peeps!

Exciting stuff going on!

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Hey there artsy peeps! Exciting stuff this week! First off go check out this fun & easy tutorial I did on the  Design Memory Craft blog!
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Then remember this sneek I showed you? Well tomorrow (Tuesday) you can see the full reveal, my first blog post for The Crafters Workshop!

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And if that’s not exciting enough come back here is a sneak for Wed, a blog hop and PRIZES!!! Woo hoo I told you it was going to be exciting around here!!!Please leave me a comment so I know you stopped by!!!


 Rita Barakat   Mixed Media Artist, Illustrator and Designer & Educator. From wall murals to itty bitty minis you can find her work in various hospitals, corporations, family homes, manufacture websites and magazines. In addition to the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® team she designs for DCWV, The Crafters Workshop and freelances for a variety of manufacturers.