Monday, March 18, 2013

More mixed media goodness!!! Art Journal cover part 1...

Well I know its been a while since I've posted some mixed media art but its never too late right?  Now that I've unpacked ALL of my art supplies etc...I've been able to begin where I left off, playing with the endless amount art supplies that fill my craft room/office.  I've also frequented a few 'new to me' local crafty/art stores and have had a good dose of retail therapy.  Picked up a 'few' (ahem) supplies and I've been on my way!  I scooped up a new Art Journal at The Scrapping Bug and have been busy over the last few months 'playing'.

Anyway, today I'm showing you the work-in-progress cover of my art journal.  Since I don't really know exactly what I want to do with it I just dabble here and there.  I did know I wanted to use that totally awesome Suzi Blu stamp I got at The Art House Studio.  See the little painter/artist girl?  I loooove Suzi Blu and her funky fun style.  She's such an inspiration!

Here's a close up of the artist stamp.  I've added a smile to her face and some long flowing locks as well.  You can see what the original stamp looks like in the watermarked image below.  I've altered it a bit to suit my style.  She was coloured with a few copics and mostly my prismacolor pencils and gamsol. 


For the wall, I used the mini brick stencil from The Crafters Workshop and went over it with some molding paste adding a few wood stars into it.  I went over the bricks with some pan pastels but not overly happy with that so still working on that area.

I'm planning on adding a quote or verse to the front, just haven't found 'the one' yet.  Here's a list of some other supplies I've used on the cover:  Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Golden Acrylic Paint, Washi Tape, Dylusions Ink Sprays, Stencils, bubble wrap and Pan Pastels. 

Art journaling is a fabulous way to get lost from everyday stressors, be free and creative and to just play and have fun.  Try it, you'll like love it!  Oh and also a little 'shout out' to my new awesome crafty friends who may help me along with the inspiration ;) !!!
Thanks for stopping by!


  1. This is just so great. I love suzi blu as well and just got my frst stamp too. Hope mine looks as beautiful as yours.

  2. This is are one artistic lady!

  3. Love it Krista! and thank you for the shout out! I hope we can art journal together soon! Still have to break mine open! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Just found your blog, WOW! this is gorgeous, totally love the mini brick stencil.
    Can you tell me the brand, must have it. LOL