What To Do With A Finished Art Journal That You Simply Cannot Stand: A Texture PLUS PanPastel Tutorial

I had this mess of an art journal a while back.  It was one of my earlier art journals where I was still unsure of my process.  I had made the book myself and I liked that part about it; the structure, the size, the heavy paper weight, etc.  The cover was made from a […]

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The Tipping Point: Upon the Cusp of Greatness (Art Journaling Greatness, That Is!)

  Do you ever feel like you’re on the brink of something great?  Like you’re about to arrive at a destination that, in order to reach, has taken maybe years of hard work, perseverance, and dedication?  Sometimes on this journey, you didn’t even know you were heading in this direction, but now, upon the cusp […]

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Rubber Stamp Carving Added, Water-Media Art Journaling Doesn’t Stick, and Kirby Aurora has a Candid Photoshoot!

  I was recently asked to offer Rubber Stamp Carving, one of my all time favorite workshops!  Sooooo, here it is:  Monday August 15th from 1pm to 3pm.  Only $20 and you can carve as many stamps as time permits.  All materials are provided!  It’s super quick and easy.  My favorite rubber is Soft Kut brand; it […]

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Waxy Stab-Bound Journals… Craft Publishing Royalty This Way Comes… And Sew Somerset Winner Announced!!

In all my varied creative endeavors, I always come home to book making, especially stab-bound books.  I try lots of different things, often winging off in strange or new directions, but I seem to circle back, like a vulture really, and devour book making.  I LOVE HAND MADE BOOKS. I also have been thoroughly enamored […]

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Stampington Sponsored Giveaway: Win the Latest Sew Somerset Magazine and Start the New Year Off Creatively!

Sewing combined with art journaling and/or artist book making is one of my greatest creative passions.  I love to incorporate machine or hand stitching somehow on my journal or book pages. Stitches often add an extra element of visual interest and can replace glue when using them to hold a collage in place. Which is […]

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