Monday, 9 January 2017

My Art Journey Art Journal

Hello Crafty Friends!
I am in line today for a Mixed Media Tutorial over at STAMPlorations.

I had this idea of making my own art journal for a while. The idea is to have something where I can put ideas on canvas and record the materials used and observations made.

The whole book is made from scratch using canvas pieces, card, thick card, sketch paper and a coloured page from Color Blooms, I made a while ago using Brushos and Promarkers. Ribbons, sequins and glitter were pretty extras.

Here are a couple of photos of the finished front cover as a little teaser ...

and some of the inside too ...

There is a slideshow video detailing each one of the steps over on the STAMPlorations Blog or on my YouTube Channel here.

I am entering at:
Craft Stamper Make It Take It - Anything Goes
Mixed Media Monthly challenge #32 - Put a Stencil On It 
613 Avenue Create - Create something that features your favourite technique, mine is constructing my own books. I've made several over the years and this one is the largest so far

That's it from me for today. Have a lovely week!
Monika xxx

here is what I used from the STAMPlorations Shop, remember to apply my personal discount code STAMPGIRLMONIKA (not case sensitive) at check out for a 20% discount*** on their stamps, stencils and dies:

ARTplorations Stencils:
Big Bloom FactoryArt Splatters
preview-stencil-069-BigBloomFactoryLARGE preview-web-stencil-079-ArtSplatters
STAMPlorations Stamps:
Big Bloom FactoryMixed Media GrungeMixed Media ElementsLife In Full Color
preview-SheryRuss_BigBloomFactory MixedMediaElements-preview.jpeg SheryRuss_MixedMediaElements SheryRuss_LifeInFullColor-preview
Vignette: Celebrate Artsy, Bold Sentiments Journey and CreateArt MarksArt Is
stmp1060.jpeg preview-STAMPlorations-Journey preview-STAMPlorations-Create preview-SheryRuss_ArtMarks1 Shery_Russ-ArtIs-preview
CUTplorations Dies:
Magical Word Die
Colouring Book:
Color Blooms

*** The personal discount coupon STAMPGIRLMONIKA works on already reduced items too, but can not be combined with any other coupon codes.


  1. What a fabulous journal .... love it! Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper Challenge xx

  2. Great journal and your project has lots of wonderful visual interest! I love the leather ties, such a nice element that truly elevates the design! Very clear design point of view and excellent presentation. Thanks for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  3. A fabulous idea for storing valuable ideas! I love your autumnal colour scheme. Thank you for taking part in this months Mixed Media Monthly Challenge. Clare DT x x x


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