Art Journal No. 05 | Wonder

Hi guys! I am continuing to work in my Art Journal this week and was inspired to use some new products I picked up at Michaels. I got a stamp and stencil combination from Tim Holtz for Stamper's Anonymous and I also found some texture crème from ArtC that I could not wait to try. Have a look at my process!

Now I had been eyeing this texture cream for a while and decided to try just one color, Platinum. One thing I like to do when I purchase a new product is to try it without doing any research about it, just to put it down on the page and see what happens. I opened the can and it feels really gritty, so I immediately knew that the colors and inks and paints would take that texture beautifully. I wasn't disappointed.

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I know it might be hard to see in the photo, but if you look closely you can see the swirly pattern in the red paint below. That is the texture paste!

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I really think this layout is absolutely dreamy. The combination of textures and subtle colors give lots of visual interest.

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For my floral elements, I took some Recollections florals that were plain white and added Tim Holtz distress paint to the petals. Then I took the distress paint in Tarnished Brass and added that to just the edges. The centers are also Tim Holtz epoxy flowers, with just a touch of Burnished Bronze added for depth.

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I cannot say enough good things about the process of art journaling, you guys. It makes me just want all the stencils and stamps and pastes and paints, every last one of them!

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I chose to use the sentiment from the stamp set as my inspirational quote on this layout. I think the word wonder describes my life - sometimes I wonder how I got here and sometimes I wonder at how awesome it is. I wonder at these amazing processes and products that inspire me every day, and I wonder at the art process itself - how creating layouts and pages brings so much joy, even when we don't know the outcome and sometimes even when we walk away from it not knowing for sure whether we really like it or not!

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So let me encourage you today, and this week, even if you're not completely happy with the outcomes of your art or your pages or your layouts, or your photographs or your journaling, keep doing it. Keep creating, keep at it. Embrace even the ones you aren't sure of, because the value is in simply creating! The value is simply that you made something and it is YOURS! It is a part of you! And be encouraged - my art journaling layouts aren't the most amazing, innovative things you ever saw, and they don't even have to be. Just enjoy the process, my dear friends. I'll see you tomorrow with Project Life!

~Theresa

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