Get Messy Thursday- Magic Watercolors

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you're having a fabulous day.

Since it is Thursday, I am sharing a peek into my art journal. This is the Season of Magic  in the Get Messy Art Journal community, so my pages are inspired by that.

Looking back, I seem to have done a lot of watercoloring in my journal pages this week.

Light vs Dark

I had originally planned to add more to these pages but when I got to this point I loved them exactly how they were and didn't want to mess them up. So I decided to just leave them as is. Nice and simple.

As you can probably tell, the page above was done in my altered copy of Mockingjay.


I had actually drawn this little owl back in July, when I was down visiting Taylor in Phoenix, but I just now got around to adding him into my journal.

I continued the dotty swirls off of the owl drawing onto the rest of my journal page.

Think in Magic.

This page seems rather messy, but I like it. I did the background by splattering a few different colors of spray mists onto one side of the page, and then I closed the book to smear it onto the opposite side of the page as well.

The mushrooms I painted on with some Fluid Acrylics by DecoArt.

 Want more magical pages? Check out what I did last week. There was a lot of glitter involved.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! xo, -Katie

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30 Things I'm Grateful For- A Journal

Today I am up on Kristin's blog sharing a project as part of the rukristin creative team and I wanted to share it with you here as well! This is journal/mini album I created to use to document 30 things I am grateful for.

Okay, so this journal is actually inspired by Cathy Zielske's "30 days of thankful" project. I didn't sign up for her class this year, but I wanted to document one little thing everyday this month, November 2015, so I created this mini album using patterned papers, stamps and my Bind-It-All machine.

I wanted my color scheme for this album to be somewhat Autumny, but more than just oranges and yellows, you know what I mean? So I did use some yellows, but I also used hot pinks, teals and greens to make it fun.

I used the IT Factor 6" paper pad and combined it with a few paper scraps and gelli prints I had in my stash. I cut some chipboard down to use as the front and back cover, adhering patterned paper to the front sides and stamping on the insides.

I've seen a few albums in the past, where someone has stamped on the inside cover. I thought it was pretty genius and wanted to fill up the inside covers of this album with stamping.

I used my favorite rukristin stamps and went to work. I used the Basics Number stamps, Basic Months stamps and the 30 Days of Lists stamp set. They combined perfectly for this "30 days" theme.

I used the label stamp in the Basic Months clear stamp set for all of my journaling. I stamped it 30 times onto white card stock and cut them all out. That was a lot of stamping, but it was fun. ;)

Since I prepped this album before November started, I adhered my labels onto my pages, and stamped number in them, but didn't fill them out right away

I've been doing fairly good keeping up with doing one a day, however there have been a few days where I just completely forgot about it. I catch up though, so it's all good.

Have you done an album like this? What is something you are grateful for?

Be sure to stop by the rukristin shop for the supplies I used!
rukristin products used: 
Basics Numbers, Basics Months, 30 Days of Lists Stamp Set, IT Factor 6x6 Paper Pad.

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DIY Wool Felt Ball Table Topper

Hey guys, TOday I am up on the Hazel and Ruby blog with a fun Thanksgiving themed project!

Do you have any plans for Thanksgiving? We don't usually do the traditional Thanksgiving dinner, with a Turkey and such, but I still like to decorate for the holiday. I've been working on decorating our table.

I made these little turkey candy tins, and crocheted a purple garland, but I felt it was a bit boring and it still needed something. Crafternoon to the rescue

I've been wanting to use the Wool Felt Ball Garland kit for a while now, and this was the perfect use!

The only problem was that the bright colors of the wool felt balls (even though I loved how happy they were) didn't really match my Autumn color scheme. So I grabbed my eBrush and some markers to fix my problem!

I used a gold Sharpie to color the yellow balls a pretty metallic color and a purple sharpie to go over the pink felt balls. The ebrush worked perfectly for this, as the felt balls are still soft, and not stiff as if I had used paint.

 Making the garland really couldn't be easier. The kit comes with everything you need, like thread and a needle, as well as handy instructions.

I just wrapped my wool felt ball "garland" around my table decorations and it completed my Thanksgiving table topper! I love it!

Thanks for stopping by! What color wool felt balls would you put on a garland?

You can learn how to make the Turkey Tins from empty Pirouline Tins here. 

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Gifts for Art Journalers

Can you believe we are only one month away from Christmas (well, Christmas Eve)? It's true, people. Are you ready? I'm excited

And since Christmas is fast approaching I wanted to do a small blog post series with gift ideas for crafters! I'm going to be splitting these up into categories, like "gifts for quilters", "gift for scrapbookers", etc.

Today I want to share with you 20 fun gifts for art journalers!

Stocking Stuffers- Under $5

Small, but awesome- Under $20

Amazing- $20 and over

So, Are any of these on your wish list?
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A Vintage Zine

Today I have another art journal zine to share, I love doing these! It's fun to have a miniature art journal done in one theme. You can find the previous zines I've participated in here-SpaceSea, Bold.

This time our zine was vintage themed, we are creatively calling it "Zintage".

We created this zine for the lovely Karen Gaunt, who is a fellow Get Messy Art Journaler.  Patricia joined Me, Julia, and Vanessa for this zine and I love her collage like style.

I did warn the others that if we were doing a "vintage" themed zine, that I was going to have to do a Star Trek page. I mean, how can you have a vintage theme and not have some good ole 1960's scifi?

Left page by Julia, Right page by me.

My geek slipped out a little more and Wolverine (from x-men) ended up on a page as well. I had an old X-Men comic I'd been saving for crafts and I Wolverine was just so perfect for this page.

Left page by me, Right page by Patricia?

My page above was inspired by vintage quilts. I watercolored some patterns onto the page.

Do you think this girl looks vintage-y, or a lover of vintage? That's the look I was going for. I painted gesso over book pages and then painted her and my saying on.

Left page by me, Right page by Vanessa

I've been saving some vintage clip art from the 70's, slowly using it in projects. I thought it was the perfect time to use this horse.

I love collaborating on art journals like this! I highly encourage you guys to go visit their blogs and see the rest of the zine!

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Get Messy Thursday- The Season of Magic

A new season of Get Messy Art Journal has started! This time, it is the Season of Magic. For this season I am working in a variety of art journals. I will be doing pages in my Season of Words altered book, This ebrushed journal, as well as working some of the prompts into my December Daily album.

What is Get Messy Thursday? At the beginning of 2015 I joined an online community called "Get Messy". It is a group of art journalers and creatives. If you're interested you can learn more (and sign up) on the Get Messy blog here.  The fun thing about the Get Messy Art Journaling group is that they have "seasons" and every season has different themed prompts.

Over the next 6 weeks I'll be sharing my art journal pages inspired by Get Messy. This season is the "Season of Magic", so expect to see lots of glitter.

Here are my pages this week, I used a lot of paint and black.

For this first page, I was inspired by this pin, with some glowing hands. I attempted to paint my own. :)

You know me and my love of space. I can't have a journal about magic if there isn't a galaxy involved. Which is why I painted one on this page.

The photo was part of a self portrait I took back in May, I just cut myself out and adhered the photo over a couple of tissue paper circles.

The last page has a moon and a Van Gogh quote. How is that not magical?

What would be on your magical art pages? I need to do a page about tea, because it is pretty dang magical.

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