Fortune Cookie Series Mixed Media Tag #2 – Colourful World (Time Lapse Video)

I love the fall!  The weather is the perfect temperature and the trees look so beautiful.  Continuing in that theme, I made this tag using a fortune cookie fortune from my growing collection!  The fortune reads “Your world will always be colourful and full of happiness”.  You can watch the process below on my YouTube channel.  All supplies that I used are listed below with links to my Amazon store.  Please “like”, share and comment and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel to see more videos like this one!

colourful world tag 3colourful world tag 2Supplies (with links to my Amazon Store to make it easy for purchase!)

Ranger Manilla #8 Tag

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Gumdrop, Jingle Bells, Pumpkin Spice

Impression Obsession Background Stamp – Scratches

Distress Ink – Spiced Marmalade

Book Pages

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

Folkart Stencil – Leaf Variety

Memento Ink – Northern Pine, Rhubarb Stalk

Archival Ink – Coffee Bean

Recollections Floral Embellishments

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Silhouette Embellishment (I can’t remember the brand, sorry!)


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Art Journal Page – Creating My Purpose (time lapse video)

Another art journal offering!  This page was completed over two days, off and on, in between cameras running out of batteries and taking care of life.  I took the time to show all of the supplies I used in the video so this one took a little longer than usual.  I found when I was learning new art journaling techniques, I appreciated the videos that showed the products used.  It was a huge help to me as I was beginning (and still learning!)  I also listed the supplies below.

Thanks for watching!

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Liquitex Gesso

Liquitex Basic Acrylic Paint – Dioxanine Purple, Titanium White

Impression Obsession Background Stamp – Distressed Lines

VersFine Ink

Stampendous Stamps – Marks

StazOn Ink – Royal Purple

Gelli Prints

Golden Soft Gel (Matte) Medium

Americana Craft Paint – Warm White, Lamp Black

White Cardstock

Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

Stampers Anonymous Stamps – Industrial Blueprint

Inkadinkadoo Alphabet Stamp Set

Cross-Stitch Fabric

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pumpkin Spice, Dragonfly

Toilet Paper Roll

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Faber-Castell PITT Pen

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art journal page – art at a minimum (journal52)

art at a minimum3As you can see, it’s catch up time!  That’s what lazy Saturdays are for!  This page is week 9 of Journal52, “artistic restraint”.  The prompt called for using one colour plus black and white and only using one shape.  The background is sprayed with glimmer mists from Tattered Angels.  They shimmer in the light but you have to watch what media you put on top of them because they are water soluble.  I used three different sizes of circles, two were paper towel tubes and one was a plastic lid.  You can always find stuff around the house for your art journal pages, just keep your eyes open!

art at a minimum1  I added the text next using two sets of alphabet stamps and Versafine ink.

art at a minimum2I added the white circles last to fill in some of the empty space.

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art at a minimum4art at a minimum5I enjoyed doing this page knowing that I was restricted with what I could use.  Even though there is empty space, I like that it’s simple and not cluttered.  This was a good prompt!


Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Red-Nosed Reindeer, Pumpkin Spice

Americana Craft Paint – Lamp Black, Warm White

Versafine Ink – Black

Autumn Leaves Alphabet Stamps – Antique Hand Drawn

Small Alphabet Stamps

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art journal page – what is art (journal52)

what is art 6I’m a little behind with the weekly prompts (didn’t take me long!) but here’s week 3 “Conversation Starters” for Journal52.  I thought the question “What is art?” might stir up a little discussion.

I started with a base layer of gesso followed by the same technique I used on my previous page (and same colour scheme).  I alternated between four brightly coloured craft paints and spread them on with a brush, mixing white to soften the colour a little bit.

what is artI added some texture using patterned scrapbook papers and drywall tape.  Then I stenciled on top of that.

what is art 1More stenciling in bright colours and drippage down from the top of the page.  I just wanted to keep making a mess!

what is art 2Then came the focal image.  I didn’t find a picture that I thought was appropriate so I decided to go against the grain and use a tag instead of an actual image.  I sprayed the tag with two glimmer mists by Tattered Angels and set it aside to dry.  Some white paint splatters added some interest and texture.

what is art 3Then more of a mess!  Drywall tape for more texture, stenciling, bubble wrap stamping and drippage.

what is art 5Adding the sentiment and yarns was next.  Gluing the tag down onto the page was a bit of a challenge and took many heavy bottles to keep it weighed down enough until it dried.  Final touches were the black circles and splatters and some doodles and outlines and black and white.

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Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Gumdrop, Snowy Pine

Americana craft paints – Calypso Blue, Melon, Warm White, Baby Pink, Vivid Violet

DecoArt Metallics craft paint – Purple Pearl

Patterned Scrapbook Papers

Golden Soft Gel (Matte)

Drywall Tape

Crafters Workshop Stencil – Mini Retro Squares

Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers

6 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ Manilla Tag

Alphabet Stamps

VersaFine Ink – Black

Aleene’s Tacky Glue

Uniball Signo Pen – White

Faber-Castell PITT Pens – Black

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  As always, I welcome any comments and suggestions.  Until next time!