Work with Pages and understanding Art Journaling

November 01, 2017

Hi Ladies! So what is new in my world!

Hey Ladies
well im actually getting ready to leave to Puerto Rico!!!  Finally...everything is ready for saturday workshop! everyone is  confirm and  we have a full house! YEEEEHHH   so we are ready to bring so happiness and distraction to my beloved follower down in the island!  We are very exited, the art journaling will pack good stuff, art lesson, goodies, snacks, and non-perishable donations for everyone to take home!:)

Meantime while here i was creating couple of new projects for my Valentines and Spring publications!!  Yes editors already are asking for this work!

But Pending to the November edition of MixedUp Magazine!  Which will showcase one of my tutorials!  A beautiful Frida!!  you will love it!!  So don't forget check out the upcoming edition!

The past edition showcase one of journal Pages and art work too! :) so take a look to the Maganize is pretty pretty good magazine with tons of technics to learn from!

Cheers, Jackie :)

October 19, 2017

Brave Women ! Tutorial Tag

Hello Girls
Here a lovely tutorial for you to do!  I think you will Love it! :)

Materials you will need to create this Tag

Step 1: The first step is to make your kraft journal tag look grungy. Unscrew the top of the Melted Chocolate ink spray, and gently tap the end of the spray mechanism over the tag so that small drops of ink splatter randomly over its surface. The key is to be gentle: if the ink splatters are too big, they’ll distract from your writing.

Step 2: Let the ink dry – or use a heat tool to speed up the process – and then make splatters in the same way with the White Linen ink spray. I held up the tag vertically and tapped the back of it a couple of times after I’d used the White Linen spray to encourage the bigger ink drops to run.

Step 3: When the White Linen ink drops are dry, roughen up the edges of the tag with the paper distressing tool. When you’re happy with the degree of distressing, rub the Jet Black Archival Ink pad around the tag’s distressed edges. It doesn’t have to be really neat: a few accidental black ink marks on the tag just add to the grungy look. Put the tag to one side while you start work on the silhouette.

Step 4: Use a pencil to outline the large Jay silhouette onto the black Dylusions journal insert sheet. Carefully cut out the silhouette, using a craft knife for the trickier area near her legs. Stamp two or three of the smallest hearts from the ‘Love Struck Lucy’ set onto a piece of scrap kraft paper using the journaling block and Jet Black Archival Ink.

Step 5: Cut out the small heart and stick it onto the silhouette with matte collage medium. Outline the edge of the silhouette with the White Linen paint pen. I found that rather than trying to outline with a single, constant line, it was far easier to do it using small, feathery strokes. When the collage medium is completely dry, add some white highlights to the stamped heart. Flip the tag over and outline the edge of the reverse side with the White Linen Paint Pen and the same ‘feathery strokes’ technique. Put the outlined silhouette to one side.

Step 6: Go back to your kraft journal tag and write out the poem in black permanent ink. I wanted it to look very natural, so I used my normal, everyday handwriting. I did a practice run on another tag beforehand so that I was confident the whole poem would fit.

Step 7: Finally, use a single hole punch to make a hole near the centre of the silhouette’s head, and fasten the silhouette onto the tag with a length of ribbon or twine that matches your tag’s colour scheme. You can see in the photo above that I went back to the silhouette and added a line of small white dashes inside the outlining I’d already done. It gave the silhouette more impact when it was resting against the kraft tag.

Here are a couple of photos of the finished project. I love how the silhouette stands out against the handwriting on the distressed kraft tag, and the way in which the ink spray splatters give the tag a grungy, worn-in look.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing how I made this tag, and that it inspires you to do something similar with a poem that you love.

Jackie :)

By: Victoria Hill

September 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria!

Dear Friends,
Please be aware that due the pass of the Hurricane Maria through the Island the Art Journaling class scheduled for the 30th might be re-scheduled...

It will depend on how everything go with the weather and how hard the Island will be hit!

Please stay tune!!

Jackie :)

September 17, 2017

Next Art Journaling Class -Sept 30

Okay Ladies here is the List for our next Art Journaling Class!  Remember to bring your Journal !
This class Sold-OUT only the October class have couple of available seats!  So ....if you are interested..please make sure you sign-up soon! 😙
Here are the Materials you will need to bring for Sept 30!


Jackie :)

September 15, 2017

Monoprinting in Art Journaling

MonoPrinting is not something new...or Gellli Plate art a many of better now...this art is very old and it originates from the good old days of printing (screen printing) 

Monoprinting is a form of printmaking that has lines or images that can only be made once, unlike most printmaking, where there are multiple originals. There are many techniques of monoprinting. Examples of standard printmaking techniques which can be used to make monoprints include lithography, woodcut, and etching...

But we in art journaling have taken this next level adding layes of colors, silhouettes, shapes and tones of imagination.. 
I use my gel plate creations for so many things, including creating quick backgrounds on things like paper, tags, envelopes and fabric.

For my page this week, I used the Gelli® plate to create a background on a piece of newsprint paper and then I glued it to the base of my journal page. I followed up with doodles, stencils, stickers and scribbles and here how it looks! :)

Jackie :)

September 13, 2017

Lets Talk about Zine's...What is a Zine!

What is a Zine??

Wikipedia defines it as "a small circulation self-published work of original or appropriated texts and images usually reproduced via photocopier" - although the term is often used to describe any magazine aimed at a niche audience. Generally, there's some kind of hand-crafted element to its creation.

Normally include 8 small pieces of small can mix and match...add different technics paint, water color, collage, stencils..etc

Zine-making a great way to both create new and alternative works of art and design, and to collect and share existing but unusual work with other artists and enthusiasts. So how do you get started? Here are some simple beginners' steps that will hopefully inspire you to get up and running with your own zines.

This one was created by a friend Artist Rosalyn Lopez

And Here How it look before it is folded! 😉  Beautiful Work! and so much Fun Yo should try it too!

Jackie :)

September 11, 2017

Happy Monday Ladies ! La Vida es Rosa!

Well...School officially started and im going crazy..Im taking a HIPPA class and between this class and the FDA time is very limited...but I managed to do a page for my art journaling challenge group 😜  We always need to make a little time..right :)!

well the challenge was to add shades of pinks, something paris, something from the song La Vida es Rosa...
Well i go with a Collage...and things that for me are equal to Fashion Week, Dogs, Gardens and Eiffel tower ...Here some pictures

 Jackie :)

September 09, 2017

Finger Printing Art...

Hello Friends

Today with a little art ....classes start tomorrow and yesterday i spend all day at my studio working on my "Christmas" piece for the today i just want to create something simple that will not required to much thinking or effort 😆  So to painted created a Zine and painted with Mate acrylic paint with my finger, then looked for my Posca markers and started to make random marks here and there😜 with no specific plan...i only try to follow the rule of 3rds....I saw this technic on one of James videos and the finger printing on how it looks


Jackie :)

September 06, 2017

New Look to My Blog and Some Art to Have Fun!

So Ladies
Crazy days! trying to catch up with everything...Publications to magazines, deadlines, Workshops and creating new Art...

Soon some Mosaics Mixed Media collaboration...and more to come...!   Just signed up to my last 3 classes to finished my Law degree!! Yeehhhh!!!  Graduation is around the corner ..finally!

We'll for now i just did some quick updated to my blog..hope you like it...and you can see some of my art there tooo LOL :)...

And here a page i did (inspired on Laurieanne) for my round robin journal group im in!  yes if i don't have enough stuff on my plate! right!

Well ladies..see ya soon!

Next work workshops!

Plymouth Art Center, Plymouth MA- Sept 16 - Art Journaling Class (basics)
AEIOU Pega Papel y Tijeras (scrapbookstore)- Puerto rico -Sept 30

Jackie :)

August 21, 2017

Scribble Scribble!! LOVEEEEE

Hello Bloggers!
So little many things....So with a Total SOLD OUT of my next work in less than two hours and almost sold of my September literally going crazy!

Creating art, looking for inspiration...thinking some new things for my next magazine publication! in October and 2 in Dec!  Im telling i have no time!

But yesterday ...i just stop and took a little play with these juice scribbles sticks! Love them so juice a full of colors...I f have to try them..well you should! :)

Here are some sneak peeks of some art im working on my Journal!

Jackie :)

August 10, 2017

When We want to Create But don't Have Much Time!

So busy days at work.... basically no time for nothing and when I get home Im so tired that i don't what to start a long project...have you being there???

Well when im so busy what i normally do or I lean towards to are Tags...I thing they are easy, fun projects i can later add to my journals and have even more fun! :)  

Here some example with some Dina's Stamps!

Jackie :)

August 09, 2017

Love at 1st Sight!

Happy Wednesday !

Sharing with you some inspiration!  this amazing marking Journal from AALL...Love everything about it the colors, the size ...the markings! 💗

Take a close look to these pages ...there is no specific patterns or symmetry ....but there are layers ..many layers....which means that in order to see each of those layers, you need to wait for each one to dry to avoid muddy colors! and get these amazing results and stunning colors!👀

2nd Inspiration today came from a walk @ Walmart LOL Yes!! while doing grocery shopping! LOL  
Love this sign and word ART- and Vintage ...the Doris Day, Audrey and even Alfred Hitchcock's movie covers and The Birds.. OMG were so great!  So something will be coming from this for my "Once Upon a Time" Journal Workshop, which i will teaching in October! 🎃...So stay Tune!

And What Inspire You today????
 Jackie 💟

Overwhelm by So Many Art Journaling Techniques and Where to Start?

Hello Fellow Bloggers!
Overwhelm??Me too 😁 ...As much as I love art journaling, there are times I feel overwhelmed by the amount of techniques and styles out there that I want to try. A spin through Pinterest gets me inspired and dazed at the same time, which is counterproductive to getting anything done in my journal! I’ve found a great solution, though: Mixed Media Techniques for Art Journaling, a project-based book and a workbook in one that allows you to practice techniques right then and there on blank pages, so everything is in one place. Convenient, no? and  the price i think is quite reasonable 4$... the book give the basic foundation material on Mixed Media techniques and how to applied those in your journal...the pictures and examples  I need to accept are a little bit out dated, but the concepts still valid and they are well explained just need to learn and adapt the technic to your style!  Try it..i think is a good start and a little investment :)!
Happy Journaling!

Jackie :)

August 08, 2017

Art Journal Challenge Week 15# Back To School

Here is the Challenge of this Week ...

Choose your favorite subject and the element that goes with it. You have to choose at least one subject/Element ... You can choose more Subjects as long as you also add the element.
Subject: Sciences.       Element:   Periodic Table
Subject: English          Element:   Dictionaries
Subject: History          Element:   Map
Subject: Spanish.        Element:   Typewriter
Subject: Mathematics Element:   Numbers
Subject: Physical Education. Element: Bicycle
Subject: Home Economics:        Sponge Cake

Have Fun!
Jackie :)

August 07, 2017

Working with Pages and understanding Art Journaling


Un Art Journal es lo mismo que un Journal escrito, excepto que incorporas colores, imágenes, patrones y otros materiales. Algunos Art Journals tienen mucha escritura, mientras que otros están puramente llenos de imágenes. Es una forma de expresión única y creatividad y expresión de TU arte.

¿Qué es un Art Journal ? Un Art Journal es una libreta/libro que creamos y que nos ayuda con la ansiedad, expresión de sentimientos, plasmar ideas, conceptos, buscar inspiración, quitarnos el stress ... hacer algo que nos haga reír y nos que quite las preocupaciones 🤓...


La belleza de Art Journaling es que todo vale. Es un espacio sin obstáculos donde puedes expresar y explorar tus sentimientos a través de imágenes, escritura y simplemente darte el lujo de volver a jugar. Es una salida saludable y expresiva al final del día y una de las mejores formas de terminar un día stresado! 

Independientemente si usted tiene o no el  "talento" o formación arte, todo lo que necesita en Art Journaling es algunos materiales de arte simples y su disposición a jugar con esos materiales. ¡Tu Art journal es tuyo y si no quieres,  no lo tienes que mostrar a nadie! Es tu forma personal de expresión... eres tú en un Journal 🙃

Esto es lo que me encanta del Art Journaling.  Mis páginas pasan con frecuencia por varias etapas y capas. A menudo añado mis sentimientos en las páginas que hago ya sea por escrito, o al "garabatear" un poco con un pincel o lápiz . No me preocupo por lo que parece, solo me permito "dejarlo todo en la página" nadie lo tiene que entender o ver solo tu y eso se siente bien 🤓. A menudo esta práctica ayuda a bajar el estrés, sacar las cosas del pecho, o averiguar exactamente lo que te está molestando acerca de una situación particular. Muchas personas añaden peticiones de oraciones a lápiz antes de añadir el Gesso y luego todo queda cubierto y solo tú sabes que hay detrás de todo lo que creaste... lo cual hace tus páginas y tú Journaling más interesante! 😊

La siguiente etapa, luego que añadiste tu capa de Gesso es la creación de tu página .. esto puede de ser de un tema, una frase, un sentimiento... en fin no hay límites puedes hacer todo lo que quieres 😊

Aquí hay algunas muestras de los tipos de arte que podría hacer en tu Art Journaling :

look for more!

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