From My New Junk Journal…Fall Pictures…

Some ongoing pages from the Halloween and Fall signatures.



A Neutrals Spread for my Junk Journal in the making…

My muse seemed to require neutral colors for this spread, so….

After doing the background with a painty paper and a copier paper of my own art, I decided to use some fave Ceramcoat tan and brown acrylics.

I then decided to add a brown birdie from my collage stash and the rose paper because of the delightful and similar color.

Next came the new toys I have acquired to embellish the papers. Really tickled with the lace edging and corner cuutter, and it took some practice to get them into my brain. But so worth it. Also used piece of embroidered ribbon as a belly band.

Next I made the inclusions: tags, journaling spots, pretties, etc.

And, here is the finished spread. Find the tutorial on my You Tube channel tomorrow-


Making Painty Papers…and making/using a spray box….

Since I have fallen head over heels with making Junk Journals, have seen the value of having a spray box…

So, the box. Found this which is 12 inches wide (pure luck) and approx 9 inches deep.

I line it with s few layers of cheapo paper towels (no Bounty here, am a thrifty girl).

Then lay in your paper/s, book pages, tags, index cards.

Lay on stencil of your choice. Spray with 1, 2, 3 etc. Layers of paint.

Lay another paper onto wet stencil…I used copy paper for mine. Rub so wet spray on top of stencil ghost prints it.

Pull print, lay flat. Remove stencil and lay painty paper to dry. I turn stencil over and blot onto paper towels.

Go again…toooo much fun.


My New Junk Journal World…Getting into my comfort zone by working without a camera…

Having decided to take the plunge into junk journals, I was faced with starting fresh in an area…and opening a huge learning curve for myself. Seeing the work of other artists and the journals they produced made me finally join in the fun. Oops! I have to start from scratch and figure out what it’s all about.

So…said I to myself, “Self, forget the video sharing and do some spreads alone in your studio…get the feel of the junk in junk journaling.

Here are some pix of what came to me…Carol needs to learn more about the meaning of junk, and then follow my own path. Because, this is sooo much fun.

Tomorrow I will be sharing a video showing the spreads and some a..ha moments.


Catching Up…with my TNs & Adding Collage Embellishments

These small travelers notebooks have been making puppy noises to get me to give them some love.

So, to celebrate getting to 1800 subscribers, I gave them attention.

Caught up to date in my planner, and added collage bits to pages according to my whim. Now, they have the beginnings of collage stories. I’m especially in love with my new vinyl covered junk journal from @Shannon Green. She has put vinyl pockets in both covers and lots of delicious papers.

Feeling accomplished,


Progress Notes on New Needlepoint…

Have let my fingers do the walking thru my stash, and pulled some possible fibers, silk ribbons and beads/sequines. This process seems to help me compose while I’m stitching.

My piece to date. Seems to be slow going as I share my time with my You Tube arting.


My Weekend Seminar on Painting Negative Shapes/Spaces

A wonderful, learning filled weekend back with my watercolor teacher Jennie Szaltis here in Jacksonville. The five of us were emersed in learning…and I think I might understand now. Lots of practice here I come.

The final layer is not about the flowers, but the spaces between.

Learning in such a happy place, with lovely people, seeing Jennie again…such good karma.