Art Journaling 101: Textures

Hello friends!  Welcome back for the next installment of my Art Journaling 101 series.  Today we’re talking about adding textures to your art journal page.   Adding texture gives your page dimension and almost a 3D look.  There are many brands and kinds of texture pastes to choose from on the market.  The good thing is that you don’t need all of them!  I have only a few select that I love and use in different ways.

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Art Journaling 101: Collage Backgrounds

Today I’m continuing my Art Journaling 101 series with backgrounds.  These are the first layers of your art journal page, they set the mood and theme of your page.  So many ways you can create them and so many mediums you can use.  So, I decided to break it down into a few posts to cover all the ways you can create a background in your art journal.  Today we’ll be looking at Collage Backgrounds,  I’ll be showing you some papers I use and an art journal page as an example.

Art journaling 101: Collage backgrounds by www.carmenwhitehead.com

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Spring is Blooming Girl

It’s been a particularly cold and wet Winter here in Phoenix this year.  Which is actually a welcomed change for me.  I’ve been thinking of how much this rain will help my garden when it starts to bloom in the Spring.  So, the timing is perfect for me to finish up my next commissioned piece in a series of Seasons.  This Spring is Blooming Girl will be on her way to her new home soon, but let’s take a look at her creation…

Spring is Blooming Girl original canvas by www.carmenwhitehead.com

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My Breaking Heart Valentine Card

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, are you ready?  I love getting cards or presents that are handmade and thoughtful.  I remember when my children were small and they would make Valentine’s cards at school.  They were more precious to me than any Hallmark card.  I’ve created for you this week a card that hopefully will have that handmade and thoughtful feel.
 

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