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

A color tutorial with Gelatos!

Here there bloggers!
 I don’t know why but I can never seem find the right color
flower to go in my hair! (and the right clip – so it doesn’t fall out, but I digress…)
Well I found these white flowers at Forever 21,
they were the perfect size and had the right type of clip!
And I think to my self…
Why couldn’t I color these with my Gelatos™? Hmmm…
So I pulled out Red Cherry, Mango, Lime, Cotton Candy & Metallic Melon.

 I drew right on the flowers, using Red Cherry and Mango on one of the flowers.

 Misted them with water and rubbed the color around in some spots
with my fingers.
(Have I mentioned that Gelatos™ come right off your hands with
a little soap and water?)
 Here you can see they were very wet, this is important for blending.
I set them aside to dry- I did not use a heat gun, afraid the fabric might melt!
(That would not be good.)

The color lightens up a bit when dry but I love the result!
Maybe the next time you see my picture I will have a pretty flower in my hair!
Hope you are using your Gelatos™!
more posts until I hit  
500 posts!!! When I have 5 left
I will announce a giveaway
so you can celebrate with me when I hit 500!!!
So exciting!!!!