Friday, April 12, 2013

FWF and Art Journal Friday and a Video

TGIF!!  I'm on a roll folks with the art journaling!  I am loving it though, it's a fun change from making cards.

This week I have another spread in my journal to share with you and a video!


My background is filled using many stencils and Dylusions sprays.  I mixed in some Unity background stamps and the Dream collage you see on the right is a Unity background stamp, as is the border stamped in blue.

The one stamp you can see on this page, the girls head is not a Unity stamp but is a stamp.  I decided the other day I wanted a funky/wierd sort of stamp of a girl.  Sooo, I tried it myself by drawing and carving my own stamp and that is what I came up with.

Here is a close up including the actual stamp on the left.


On this one I also decided to use pages from a magazine and that is how I made her dress and the butterflies on the right.

This was a fun one to do!


I also wanted to share with you a picture of all the stamps I have carved in the past.  A while back maybe last fall, I got into carving stamps for fun.  Here is my collection:


So I guess it would be ok to use these stamps for FWF along with Unity Stamps :-)

I also created a video I call Intro to Art Journaling.  It is just my ideas and views on how I art journal.  And I think I mentioned inexpensive many times over! But I was trying to explain how easy it really is to get started and how it doesn't have to cost alot.    Again I apologize for the grainy picture I still haven't figured that out.



Thanks for stopping by!

Maria

21 comments:

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

I love this....It is Gorgeous.... Something I have been wanting to do for a while. I Was just playing around with colors last night....How fun and pretty..Thanks for the inspiration.

Ruby said...

Very pretty pages. You are truly an artist. A project that is on my to do list. Of course, I would be using Unity Stamps and not carving my own. That looks difficult. Love your collection.

8upscrapin said...

I love this mixed media but have never one any , so neat .

Emily H said...

Oh wow! Super cool!

Linda said...

look at the pretty colors and neat desing

kellystar said...

Amazing, unique stamps! Great journaling too.

Tracy said...

Maria . . .. seriously I looove your art in your journals ..you are an inspiration!!
Big hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Angie said...

Very lovely art journal page :)

Kris B said...

Your art journal is so creative! Love your designs!

Angeline said...

Maria. i think i've mentioned before but I'll say it again. I LOVE your art journals. they are just so pretty and unique! your stamps are so cute! :)

Cynthia said...

Fun journal pages, Maria!

Julie Odil said...

Carving your own stamps -- you go, Girl! I'll try to watch your video sometime this weekend. Love your pages.
I started a page today, but the paper must be too thin -- it bled through. I'm going to try gluing a couple together and see how that works.

Gwen said...

Enjoyed your video! Your pages are so pretty & thanks for the great tips on making your own stencils!

etdevlie said...

Wow, you art journal pages are so pretty! These would make great canvas for hanging on a wall, too!

Shemaine Smith said...

Really petty art journal! Thanks for creating with Unity!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

That is one gorgeous journal!

Miwa said...

Very pretty! Love how you use the Unity stamps!

Karen (karey2005) said...

Gorgeous! Your art is fabulous Maria!

SherylK said...

So pretty and I love the colors. Awesome!!!

JPScraps said...

Lovely journal page!

Shellye McDaniel said...

Love your beautiful art journal! Thanks for the inspiration and playing along with us at Unity!