Art Journaling by 5s – Part 5a – VIDEO!

Journaling by 5’s – Art Journaling Video

Here is Part 3 of my version of Shannon Green’s challenge.  Enjoy!  I finally received my Dylusions paints, and was able to use them in this challenge/video!  🙂

Journaling by 5’s – Parts 1 & 2 – VIDEO!

As promised, another video today!  I decided to play along with Shannon Green’s “Journaling by 5’s”.  It’s quite popular on Youtube, and she even has a Facebook group.  The idea is to complete 20 art journal pages, using 5 sets of prompts, with a 15 minute time limit for each prompt.  Confused yet?  I know I was, until I watched Shannon’s video here.

Well, I’m not much of a rule follower, and I’m a slow art journaler, so this is MY VERSION of her challenge.  I started out trying to give myself the time limit, but found it difficult, and not really enjoyable.  So, I turned off the timer, and just started to play. Then, the happy happened!

I should add that I said in the video that I only did 10 pages, but apparently I can’t count, because I did actually do 20 lol.

Here’s my video.

On to Step 3…

Stencil Storage Video!

So, after a few requests on Facebook, through the various creative groups I belong to, I finally did a little video of my stencil storage solution.  It’s not really “finished”, but you get the idea, and a little peek at my *VERY* messy studio lol.

Here’s the link to the “J” hooks that I used to hang my stencils.

They look like this:

J hook

Giveaway Teaser

Zentangle-Inspired – Art Journaling Video!

I decided I wanted to make an art journal spread, and record it, for future use in my art journaling videos.  It’s basically a spread with my blog information on it.  Just an excuse to play in my journal, really.  And, I wanted to start using my pre-prepared journal spreads.  I often just do backgrounds, because they are easy and mindless, basically.  But I often don’t like the results, so I never end up completing it.  This one started with some Golden mediums that I wanted to try.  I did it so long ago, I can’t recall exactly what I did, but I know I started out with gesso on the left side page, and Golden pastel ground on the other side.  I then layered ink sprays and paint, and alcohol inks.  It turned into kind of a hot mess.  I’m not crazy about pink, either, so the color just didn’t inspire me until today.  I actually ended up liking the end result! 

The zentangle-inspired dangles were inspired by  Joanne Fink’s technique – more details on her blog –

KB full spread KB1 KB2 KB3 KB4 KB5 KB6

Product List:

  • Golden Gesso and Ground
  • Dylusions ink sprays
  • Doodling pens – Faber-Castell PITT artist pen, Sharpie paint pens, Montana acrylic paint marker, Sakura gel pens, Uni-ball Vision black waterproof pen
  • Unknown washi tapes
  • Heidi Swapp (discontinued) letter masks
  • Pan Pastel in black
  • Krylon Workable Fixative
  • Black acrylic paint (watered down for splats)

And, here’s the video: