Hi readers! Happy Sunday to you!  I don’t know about you, but I’ve been noticing more and more Art Journaling in the crafty world! It seems like it is so freeing, lots of fun, & even therapeutic in a way.  You can craft at will, and throw worries of perfection away!  We love to share a monthly feature with Shari Carroll on our blog, but have decided to make it a weekend theme this month!  In keeping with the Art Journaling theme, we’re back today with a whole lot of COLOR and fun inspiration from Design Memory Craft designer Jennifer Matott!



This art journal page was inspired by COLOR!  I wanted to create with LOTS of colors.  Starting with randomly adding areas of Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gelatos® to the page, I added water with a brush to spread and mix some of the colors.  When dry, some circles of Gelatos® were added through the Circle stencil and smudged with my finger while the stencil was over the page.

Next,  I used the Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Stamper’s Big Brush Pen in Black to a non-stick mat and added water.  Using a brush, I dripped the ink down the page from the top.  After that dried, I applied the gold paste through a harlequin stencil with a palette knife and then stamped the phrase and harlequin stamp.  Bling was added as a sparkly embellishment to this colorful journal!



Thanks for reading today, and thanks to Jen for being our awesome guest!

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  1. LOVE the delicious colors!!! It looks like the colors are dancing together to a beautiful symphony and are in perfect harmony!! I have yet to make a journal but this makes me want to get my gelatos out and create one right now!!!! Thanks for inspiring me.

  2. Jen, I’ve noticed, too, that there is more art journaling going on. I agree with you that art journaling is freeing, fun AND therapeutic. The longer I looked at your journal page the more it made sense to me. Thank you for explaining your technique. I love all the bright colors as well as the texture. I bought Gelatos and have used them very little because I don’t know where to use them. You gave me an idea. Fellow Crafters, if you want to see another inspiring piece of art, see Jennifer’s FALL card on her blog. It, as well, is too cool!

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