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Emotions Journal Layout

EmotionsArtJournalJennDuBellwww.ritabarakat.com

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.

EmotionsJournalLOJennDuBellwww.ritabarakat.com

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

New sketches and logo

Hello artsy friends! Well you would think that by taking on less teams that 
I would have more time on my hands! Well somehow it doesn’t seem to work out that way
so I am am making another adjustment to my schedule. From now through Jan
I am letting myself off the hook and am only going to blog on Mondays and Thursdays.
I want my blog to have good content and I have a lot going on so I feel like 
I can do two days a week. Of course I am working on a lot of other things,

I just can’t reveal them yet but here are some peeks…

(Did you notice the new logo? What do you think? It doesn’t work yet, but it’s coming soon!)
 Here are some rough sketches – I hit a stumbling block 
but I should have it cleared up soon, my vision totally changed.
Which might explain the migraines…and the double vision uggh.
Anyways my new glasses should be here tomorrow yay!
 It’s been really hard to focus because I am straining my eyes, then I get the headaches
then I have to stop so I haven’t gotten much done lately.  
I hope my new glasses will be in tomorrow!
That’s all I have to share today I hope you are having a fabulous day. 
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