Tuesday, November 10, 2015


Hello!  I hope everyone is having a wonderful day.

I wanted to share two more of my magazine people art journal pages with you.

Magazine people art journal pages

This page is layers and layers of all sorts of different elements.  The original background is created by wiping various colors of acrylic paints onto the gesso'd surface of the page using a baby wipe.  When that was dry, I lightly spritzed some Heidi Swapp Color Shine sprays onto the colorful background. 

Next I added some fibers, a rough textured loose burlap style piece of ribbon trim and corrugated strips using DecoArt Matte Medium brushed onto the background to glue the pieces in place and then dabbing the brush with Matte Medium over the top of those pieces to seal them in place.  

The next layer consisted of a little torn 7 Gypsies tissue paper with book text words that was applied with Matte Medium in the same manner as were the textured pieces in the paragraph above.

Once that was dry, I stamped the various flowers and greenery using a black permanent ink and heat set that in place.  To add the color to these stamped images, I used my Neocolor III Watercolor Crayons and a Detailer Water Brush.  I so love those watercolor pencils.  It's so easy to fill in and blend colors. I lightly sprayed the page with a clear sealer to protect all of my coloring so that when I added my magazine girl, the colors of the flowers and leaves would not run.  After all, they are water soluble and the Matte Medium would activate those colors.

I brushed the page underneath where my girl would go, I laid her in place and then brushed Matte Medium over her to seal her in place.  Once dry, I added the tissue tape around the edges and the teal acrylic paint color to edge the page.

"Love to Create" is a IndigoBlu stamp that was stamped with black permament ink and stamped onto white cardstock.  The edges were torn and it was glued in place over a big pink bow that I thought was a little over the top on my magazine girl.  

This page began as a colorful gelli print that also had alot of exposed white on it.  It was originally done on plain deli paper and glued onto the surface of the gesso'd page using Matte Medium.   

I loved all of the exposed white because it gave me so much area to play with to create a great contrast of the spots of bright color.  My next layer is a piece of Tim Holtz' Melange Tissue Wrap.  It is basically transparent with lots of beautiful stamping on it; featuring his Papillon butterflies and some lovely French script.  That layer was also glued in place using Matte Medium and then another of Matte Medium on top to seal it in place. 

I cut out the lovely black frame from a piece of old 7 Gypsies frame tissue paper that I have.  I love that paper!  So many very cool frames to choose from.  It was also laid in place using Matte Medium. 

Once dry, I added some tissue tape to the page and then some rainbow ribbon trim around the perimeter of the page.  Again, Matte Medium was brushed on to hold it in place and seal it.

The next layer included some lovely butterfly tissue tape and other colorful tissue tapes that were placed randomly on the page.  Then I randomly stamped various polka dot type images on the page using black permanent ink and heat set it in place.  I colored the larger butterfly in using my Neocolor III Watercolor Crayons and a Detailer Water Brush.

I glued my magazine girl (from a Cinderella ad) onto the page using Matte Medium as a glue and then a sealer.  On top of her dress, I glued three butterflies in flight.  These butterflies were images found on the internet and sized to fit the page properly.  I love how they pull everything together and give more depth to the page.

Finally I took a little bit of teal acrylic paint on my finger and wiped it around the perimeter of the page to sort of "frame" the page, as I had done with all of the previous art journal pages.

I hope you enjoy these pages and that they might inspire you to pull out your art journal, a canvas or whatever you like and take a few minutes out of your busy day to find time to play!


  1. That's what I love about journal pages, the layers and layers of wonderful ideas , textures and imagery and these are fabulous. Love the magazine imagery you used and the horizontal bows on the first one look very striking . Lovely work Candy. Hugs x X X

  2. Love these magazine people art journal pages, Candy! Such fun and beautifully created!

  3. Love these, magazine people certainly add to the page.

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    1. Hi Ihanna. Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

  5. So many fabulous layers and images that collide and "speak" to one another - wonderful pages.
    Alison xx

  6. What a fun technique (I've thought about it but never done it)... a must try !

  7. These are just so wonderfully unique Candy! I`m never disappointed with your creativity! hugs :)

  8. I am always fascinated by your journal pages Candy, I just love how you take beautiful magazine images, add some layering and some stamping and yet they look like they were meant to be (if that makes sense!). The blue lady amongst all the stunning butterflies is quite stunning! Hugs, Anne xx

  9. Oh you are just really making some incredible magazine art! Love all the layers and what a creative process! Happy Weekend!

  10. What fantastic happy energy emanates from your pages Candy - really stunning pieces. Nicola x

  11. These journal pages are brilliant, Candy!! Love the images, the rubber stamps and all the different elements you've used...quite unique.



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