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My contribution to Inktober

Happy Halloween, friends.

I had lofty aspirations to participate in Inktober this year, but, well, it just didn’t work out. I have made two pages with Jane Davenport’s Inktober themes: Midnight Unicorn and Goth Glam.

These are both from my Dylusions large journal. Both started with a variety of Dylusions sprays, stencils, and Dyan’s ghosting technique.  The drawings were make with a Stabilo All pencil and activated.

Goth Glam also has quite a bit of acrylic paint, more stencils, and Lumiere paint in silver.

I enjoyed making these pages and saved Jane’s Inktober themes, which are inspiring but I needed to get a start on some of the art classes I’ve signed up for, so expect more regular posts…on who knows?

Stop by later and find out.

Happy creating!

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Art journal, my old friend

Hello friends.  After months of studying, I took the IAAP Certified Administrative Professional exam today. I’ve managed to squeeze a bit of art, including several hours creating background pages in my large Dylusions journal.

The test was 3.5 hours maximum and I nearly used it all.  Afterwards, my brain was mashed potatoes. I got home, rehydrated, ate lunch and went up to my studio to make a mess.

It felt sooooooooooooo good.  I put most of today’s effort into the large Dylusions journal. Here is one of the pages I am working on.


I love the background, both the colors and the texture, which includes one of Dyan’s stamps, some Tim Holtz Ideology rub-ons and washi.

The girl was drawn on another piece of paper then glued into the journal.  Today, I started painting her.  I used Deco Art’s Santa’s Flesh for the base skin layer; purple Neocolor II for her hair and turquoise blue for her eyes and dress.  I water-activated her hair with water.  For her dress, I took some Golden Payne’s Grey heavy body, watered down quite a bit and blotted. I really like the start of this gal.

More importantly, I’m excited that I can spend hours working in my art journal.

I’ve had some interesting experiences dealing with the paper in this journal, but that will have to be a post for another day.

What’s on your art table?  Leave a comment. I’d love to hear what you are working on.

Happy creating!


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Graffiti advice

Hi ho friends. As mentioned in the last post, my camera is calling me but I’ve got a couple more days of study before my CAP exam. I dug into my photo files and found this photo from 2013, which I’d completely forgotten about.  I don’t know who the graffiti artist is, but I like the sage coffee cup’s advice.

I added three layers in the Gimp of color enhance, blur, and deinterlace.


Happy creating and don’t forget to dream daily!