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

Adventures with Glaze

Hello Monday Peeps! Wow time flies I cannot believe tomorrow is the first of OCTOBER
and do you you think I would have something fall festive like on my blog?
Ha ha nope, at least not today anyways. But that’s alright, right?
So I have another tutorial today, I was doing a little experiment with glaze…
 I laid a stencil down on a sheet of  DCWV Fabric Adhesive Stack
and added Faber-Castell Glaze on top.
 Here it is wet – set that aside to dry. 
 Here is the back, I colored with Gelatos then went back with a wet paint brush and blended.
I did the same thing on the front when the glaze dried.
 Then I glued the two sides together to make my little heart. 
It was a fun little project and I was really quite pleased with the glaze, 
I will definitely be trying this one again!
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