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Hi there! My name is Jenn DuBell and I am so excited to be a part of this new team! I have admired Rita Barakat’s artwork for a while now so I was excited when she announced her DT call and now I am truly honored that she has chosen me to be a part of it!
Today I am sharing my art journal layout called “Dreams in Circles”
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I had so much fun trying out Rita’s new stamps and stencils with several different art journaling techniques to see the endless possibilities! For this page I used Sweet Sisters Hearts face stencil. As a little tribute to Rita herself, I used watercolor pencils in hues of blue and purple to get the amazing hair color. I used pinks and peaches for her sweet little face and added some bright greens for her eyes.
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Next, on to the fun background of my page! I used some teal stencil paint through a bubble stencil and some sprays of pink and purple. I added the same teal paint to Rita’s Art Foamies Zen Doodle stamp and then a high impact white gel pen for highlights. For the circles, I used several acrylic paints in coordinating colors onto white cardstock with a Gelli plate and circle stencil. I then stamped them with Rita’s Whimsical Fairy Garden Background stamp and Fairy Magic stamps.
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Next, I punched out circles in three different sizes and adhered them onto my pages, highlighting the outer edges with a black watercolor pencil and a water brush. I wanted to add some pops of red here and there so I used Dylusions paint pens. I also added a few white highlights to the bubbles and some wording. I enjoyed all the bright colors and watching how Rita’s creations come to life!
Here are some closer views. I just love the sweet faces you can create with Rita’s stencils and bright colors!
Here are the links to get Rita’s stamps and stencils!
 Thanks so much for reading and I hope you get some inspiration from this layout.
Jenn DuBell

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Hey there artsy friends! What have you been up to?  I have been busy, busy, busy ! One of the many things I have been busy doing is creating mixed media classes! I am super excited  to announce the first of many opportunities for IRL (in real  life) classes this summer!

The first set of classes will be at the Great American Scrapbook Convention , at the Arlington Convention Center in Texas, June 18-20!

We will complete the Mixed Media mini above in a Gelatos® 101 class! Offered on June 18 Thursday or  June 19 Friday

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On Thursday or Friday you could sign up for my Mixed Media De”mist” ified class where we will learn lot of tips and tricks while completing this mini!

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I will teach you how to make this little Mixed Media pocket watch in my  class “What Time Is It?” class offered on Thursday   or Saturday.

If this is not close for you maybe Houston or Tulsa, OK is…More info on those coming soon! Of course you know there will be tons of
Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft® products! In the first two classes we will be using Gelli plates! Lots of Mixed media techniques will be taught in addition to creating  beautiful projects in class! And I always give away something fabulous in all of my classes! I hope you will join me!!! Besides the fact there will be so much fun SHOPPING! And make sure to visit my sponsor while you are there From Cover 2 Cover

Is there a class you would like to see me teach? Please let me know in the comments or email me at I would love to hear from you! Oh and can you do me a favor? Can you share these on your social media sites? I would love that – tag me if you do or leave mem a comment of where you did!  You never know if there might just be a giveaway for that! Just ‘sayin! 😉



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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. She designs for Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®,The Crafters Workshop, DCWV, Deflecto, ColourArte and freelances for a variety of manufacturers