Tuesday, June 18, 2013


I finally decided to join in on the Art Journaling everyone is doing these days.  A couple of weeks ago I bought Dyan Reaverley's Dylusions Creative  Journal.
 I watch Jim, The Gentleman Crafter and Shari Carroll from http://simonsaysstampblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/shari-carroll-june-installment-of-art.html                                                                                                       do these awesome journaling pages and always wanted to try one.
Tonight I got up the courage to attempt my first art journaling.
I first took Mod Podge and covered my pages with Tim Holtz tissue paper. Once that was dry I started applying TH Distress Inks. I used Mustard Seed, Ripe Persimmon and Peacock Feathers.
I used some stencils and some modeling paste in different areas. I cut out the dress form out of chipboard and made a stencil. I also used modeling paste for this. To dress her up, I added some burlap fringe for a skirt with a pearl brad for a belt. Some flat back pearls for a necklace and two metal flowers with flat back pearls in the center for her bra. I used some chipboard wings and covered them with rub n buff and stamped a pattern onto them.
I then used some TH and Dylusions stamps and began stamping randomly.
I'm pretty happy with how my first attempt at art journaling turned out, and I definitely will be doing more. What do you think, I love your comments!


  1. Shari, this is fantastic! It doesn't look like a first attempt. Great job. I love the color combo and your inking is excellent.

  2. I have never tried it, but goodness, you look like a pro! Thank you for your sweet comment on my sons graduation. It will be interesting to see if your daughter likes DC, my son is so anxious to get back to Orlando, he does not like it at all, but some people love it!


  3. You did a great job!!!!! love the colors, very nice!

  4. I agree with Sharon Y...it's hard to believe this is your 1st attempt at art journaling! Super job!! Love how it all came together!!

  5. HI Shari, great journal love the color combo. Come see me you have won my blog candy! yiippeee! Great photos with Tim, too! I'm taking class with him next week.
    Hugz, Z