Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Hello again friends!

I've been working on more art/junk journal books that I will be sharing soon.  
But in the meantime, I would like to share two more of my art journal pages featuring magazine people with you.

Magazine people mixed media art journal pages

I really like this page as it has such a positive message.  Chase your dreams and in the process, you may quite possibly inspire others and give hope that they, too, may realize their dreams.  

This page was created basically as the others I have shared so far .... first with a gelli print background that was incorporated onto a piece of 9" x 12" watercolor paper.  I then added more color and then textural elements through stenciling, tissue tapes, book text, napkin images and ephemera. 

Magazine people mixed media art journal pages.

I actually love this page primarily because of the background gelli print and the rich, vivid colors.  This page also features several napkin images, fabric scraps, tissue tapes and stamping.  The ART letters are from Tim Holtz' Salvage Stickers. I love the license plate letters here.  

These pages were very loosely based on Shannon Green's Journaling by 5s technique.  
It's a very interesting way to build pages if you're having trouble just knowing where to start.  I get engrossed and don't strictly follow the time restraints though and that's okay.  It's YOUR art, do it YOUR way.

Thanks for stopping by today and sharing a bit of your day with me.  I really appreciate that!

I hope that you are finding time to experiment and create in an art journal.  If not, I encourage you to try it.  You would not believe how much FUN it is and how relaxing and "therapeutic" it can be!


  1. These are excellent! I love how you cut out the women and placed so much around them, yet it all flows! Nicely done, thank you for sharing!

  2. Great pages Candy, love,the touches of colour and layers you have added to create a cohesive design, I have not done any artwork with magazine imagery, they work so well, something to try for the future maybe. Hope you are well my friend. Tracy x

  3. Wonderfully inspirational Candy. I've still not taken the journaling plunge, its interesting to see how artists, such as yourself, have such a different and more free / colourful style than the style I would normally associate with them. Nicola x

  4. Another couple of wonderful pages, Candy! I love studying all the details and layers. What I wouldn't give to be in your head when you're creating. Seems like a fun place!

  5. Stunning pages Candy!! I really like this style of journaling particularly with the magazine ladies. I need to look at the link because I feel inspired by these pages. So much more than the very lovely ethereal girls which are everywhere - of course, I recognise their skill and beauty but I like these 'real women'! Julia xxx

  6. Candy,
    You sure are having fun with these pages! You always seem to find the perfect figures with the perfect phrases! I especially love the first with the girls day dreamy look about her!
    Thanks so much for your visits- they really do mean so much! hugs and love! xx

  7. Layers of fabulousness! I love all the stamping and how it all flows so perfectly with the ladies!!! Awesome! PINNED!

  8. Love your pages - fantastic design work! Yes I do think creativity is contagious so hang with the best!
    Sandy xx

  9. These are just amazing, Candy! You are really taking magazine art to a awesome level! Love this!

  10. WONDERFUL... INTRIGUING - so much to see. My teen granddaughter loves the first one. I love the second one. So you are - as always - a HIT here Candy!! These are both really SUPER FINE. Have a fab weekend! j.

  11. There's such fantastic life and joy in these pages - so much for the eye to linger on and enjoy. Love the gelli background prints and then the playful fun that goes over the top of them!
    Alison xx

  12. WOWIE, Candy!! Such brightness and vibrant life in these two aj pages! I just love the butterflies throughout the top page--it's like they flittered about then gathered to become the big wings on the model on the second page :) Soooo pretty!! I love the grunginess of the pages mixed in with the overall feminine feel, just beautiful!! XOXO-Shari

  13. There is a fabulous sense of strength and power exuding from those pages and also a wee hint of sassy. Amazing pages!

  14. I absolutely love these art journal pages! They are so bright and whimsical. Very dreamy and detailed. Thanks for sharing your pages and inspiration. BTW, love the blog!

  15. Candy, I love ALL your work.....but I am really LOVING your magazine art journals. I hope that you are going to do MANY more and share the process!!! I feel like a stalker....everyday stalking to see if you posted more.....Thank You So Much For Sharing!!! You truly are inspirational!!!!


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