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Writing in your Journal

Writing in your Journal
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Oil Pastel Tiplets Finally! I know, I know it - you guys are saying 'what the heck took this girl so long with the Oil Pastel Tiplets?'. Well, here they are. Before reading further - it's important to say three little words to yourself. My goal here: to get you to create something with your own fingers, perhaps in a medium you are unfamiliar with - TO REMIND YOU THAT THERE IS AN ARTIST IN US ALL. Okay. Alright - let's get to know oil pastels. Step 1: Get the goods. Step 2: It's all good - and what I mean by that is IT REALLY IS. Step 3: Draw anything. Step 4: Lighten up, Larry. Step 5: Block in colours. Step 6: Keep going. Step 7: MORE! Step 8: Use colours to blend. Step 9: grab a pencil! Memories... Dare... Basic, but still beautiful. Good luck with that!

Journal Writing Topics A collection of journal writing topics, journal writing ideas and journal writing prompts to inspire you and get the creative juices flowing. Pick one for your creative writing journaling from the list of journal writing topics below. Journal writing topics to get you started A diet journal. Keep a daily dietary logbook. More journal writing topics prompts and ideas Click here for more journal writing ideas, journal writing topics and prompts. Recommended Links Brief tips and advice on how to write a journal Journaling tools you need to write with. What is a journal? Types of journals some suggestions Journaling Software Return from journal writing topics to the homepage. Journaling Prompts: All About me Classic brainstorming techniques and brainstorming methods.

Supplies for Journaling There's oodles of creative fun to be had painting an art journal, which is art-making, diary-keeping, and journaling all in one. The starting point is having a stash of supplies organized and easily available so you never have to interrupt your creative flow because of a lack of something. Then some appealing paper or journal to work in, and a nice pen. 1. Gather Your Usual Painting Supplies Image: © 2008 Marion Boddy-Evans. All your existing art supplies -- paints and brushes, crayons, pencils, paper, canvas, etc. -- can be used for art journaling or creating altered pages. 2. Photo © Marion Boddy-Evans. If you're concerned about the longevity of what you're creating, use archival glue and tape, which will last and not "eat" the paper over time. If you're using with acrylic paint, this also works as a glue, as does many acrylic mediums (especially those that dry clear rather than white). 3. Marker pens make it easy to add lettering. 4. 5. 6. Image ©Marion Boddy-Evans. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Watercolour Pencils Would ya look at that? I'm blogging at night. That's weird. Usually, I like to get-my-blog-on in the morning. BUT. Short-and-sweet-disclaimer: I do not claim to be an expert, a teacher, or an art prodigy when it comes to any of these tiplets or media. So, in the true spirit of CREATING and letting go and being loose - leave your mark. Okay. Let's get a little wishy-washy. You need a few things to get started here. The Watercolour Pencils. Alright - rip a page out of your sketchbook (you don't have to!) Throw down some colours. Spray it. NOTE from COMMENTS: I just let it air dry. Look at how beautiful that is. This is a scan of the finished product. A couple of months back I put out an ALL-CALL for starfish... and I got about 35 starfish photos in less that 24 hours. Alright. Have a beautiful night.

Self Portrail Stencil I am soooo excited about this one. Please do try it, especially you journal artists. It is a lot more fun than you'd think to manipulate images of yourself. Although I make stencils a lot, it had never occurred to me to do a self-portrait until I read Randi Feuerhelm-Watts' brilliant book, Wide Open. Materials you need: Clear photograph of yourself, preferably a self-portrait Photoshop, PE (Photoshop Elements), or other photo editing software. Making the Stencil The first thing you need to do is to select a good photograph. Once you find the right photograph, you need to simplify and turn it into b&w in Photoshop or PE. Next, change your image to black & white and simplify it a bit: Image/Adjustments/Threshold. Remember: Everything that is Black you will be cutting away. Finally, Save your document immediately! Cutting the Stencil This is the easy and not so easy part. Once all the black is cut away, you'll need to try out your stencil. Ta-da! Thanks.

creative writing prompts . com ideas for writers Over 100 envelope templates and tutorials Tonniece said... Good gawd Mel, you have been very busy. Thanx soooo much for all these links, and all the time you spent in getting them to us.You are THEE BEST July 15, 2008 at 4:00 AM Linda Stamps said... Thanks so much for these links. July 15, 2008 at 4:19 AM Sue at StampnDaly said... Mel, once again you are amazing. July 15, 2008 at 5:44 AM Annapurna said... Now I have all the envelopes that I can dream of. July 15, 2008 at 6:04 AM Anonymous said... good morning mel i'm on your blog with my coffee you sure do work alot the reason i commented was to apologize to your better half for phoning so late..all my love lady July 15, 2008 at 6:53 AM Lisa M. said... Thank you for your sweet words on my card! July 15, 2008 at 7:17 AM Primitive Seasons said... Good grief Mel! July 15, 2008 at 7:20 AM Deb Neerman said... Do you, ummm, ever sleep?!? July 15, 2008 at 7:44 AM Lologrl said... WOW Mel, look at you GO!! July 15, 2008 at 8:40 AM Rachele Funk said... Wow Mel! July 15, 2008 at 9:07 AM marciad said... Darn!

Watercolor Cards If you have been loving the watercolor and ombre trend recently, you are going to LOVE this amazing DIY Sarah is bringing us today! She is sharing a sweet way to ask your bridesmaids if they will stand by your side on your wedding day. This DIY is so adorable and super easy! It is even more awesome because this technique can be applied to so many elements in your wedding (hello, fabulous escort cards and favor tags!) It’s DIY time again, lovely readers! This time I have a super “artsy” project for you! Materials Watercolor paper cut into 9″x6.25″ rectangles, folded into cards(size A6: 4.5″x6.25″), 1 per bridesmaidWatercolor paints (the cheap Crayola one will work just fine!) Helpful hints: Using a bone folder to fold the paper is very helpful, since watercolor paper tends to be thicker than printer or scrapbooking paper. Step 1: Cut all of the paper (watercolor and scrapbook) to the sizes indicated above. Share: