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As a thanks to everyone for donating I'm loading up all 3 issues of my zine, Evidence here for free. I've got one more sketchbook to scan and get loaded  up. I should have it up in a day or two.

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Stencils/Die Cutting Machine

Started by Kathy in Everything Else. Last reply by Judi King 19 hours ago. 13 Replies

I have been using a lot stencils lately.  Though I enjoy the commercial stencils, I would like to make more of my own. I have made a few, but sometimes cutting can drive me around the bend.  I have a heat tool used for stencil cutting, but sometimes that can be a little maddening as well.  I have been looking at die cutting machines that can cut stencils, but I'm not sure if it is only pre-programmed images included in the machine or downloaded from the product site, or if you can actually scan…Continue

What are tags for???

Started by Compassion Priestess in Everything Else. Last reply by Compassion Priestess yesterday. 8 Replies

Hi Friends!I'm new to art journaling (not to art but to art journaling!) and I've noticed that in alot of the youtube videos people add tags to their pages. I watched one video about how to make a book that was full of pockets for tags. It was super cute and kind of cool but I was left wondering what for?What do you use tags for?Do you journal on the tags? Make mini paintings? Why do you make tags?Any thoughts or links to finished tags would be super helpful. So far I've only seen blank…Continue

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Hello :)

Started by Aegiale in Introductions. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney yesterday. 3 Replies

Hi all :)I'm a SAHM of 4 living in France. I registered her a long time ago, just before life got really hectic and I never had the chance to actually start being a part of this community. I hope that from now on this will no longer be true.I'm not exactely new to AJ (started in 2005) but I kind of fell of the wagon in 2011 after my last child was born. The birth was very traumatic and I"ve suffered from depression up until a couple of months. Now that I am a bit better, I've dusted the art…Continue

HOARDING

Started by sam in Material Techniques. Last reply by Toni Curtis on Monday. 54 Replies

I know there's no way that I'm the only one who does this. I have a zillion art supplies and buy zillions more anyways...pencils, pens, pastels, paintbrushes, BOOKS. especially books. something about an empty book just lures me. This past week I've decided to use ALL OF that janx up before I buy new stuff. Starting with the cheapest supplies I have...craft paint, generic oil pastels and my crayola watercolors. Even though I know I have and prefer using things of better quality. I have a lot of…Continue

Please make a glossary of frequently used terms!

Started by Compassion Priestess in Suggestions. Last reply by Compassion Priestess on Sunday. 4 Replies

As a new art journaler, since joining this site, I've come across a few terms that are kind of bewildering to me!For example: ATC??? Ephemera???If there is already a glossary I suggest making it more obviously available to new people. Thank you! :)Continue

Golden Fluid Acrylics vs. Golden High Flow Acrylics

Started by Kathy in All Things Paint. Last reply by Jill Jul 24. 14 Replies

Hi Everyone,I was wondering if anyone has tried the new line of Golden High Flow acrylics.  What do you think of them, especially how they compare to the Golden fluid acrylics and even how they might compare to any of the acrylic inks out there.  I have used the fluid acrylics, but haven't tried high flow yet.  Thanks! KathyContinue

My introduction

Started by CrystalDreamer59 in Introductions. Last reply by CrystalDreamer59 Jul 22. 15 Replies

Hi, I'm CrystalDreamer59 and I'm rather new to art journaling. I got interested in art journaling because I am rather emotional and since I like art I was told that art journaling would be good for me. However I lack confidence in myself and my artistic abilities because I'm always comparing myself to other artist instead of just letting myself be free. I came here hoping to somehow be able to build confidence in my artistic abilities. Continue

Rubber stampers?

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Material Techniques. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Jul 16. 22 Replies

I love them for their recognizable immediacy. Now that I do mixed media I worship permanent ink pads because my stamped images can be worked over with wet media or stamped on top of anything reasonably smooth.Are you a collector? Or just own a few? Do you carve your own? Or use “found” objects to stamp with? Do you prefer old fashion rubber, cling or clear stamps?If you have stamps that are gathering dust maybe we can inspire you to pick them up and use them. Post your questions and feelings…Continue

Tags: stamps, rubber

Spray Ink Reviews

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Material Techniques. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Jul 2. 23 Replies

I review 7 different companies of sprays in a number of different colors including flat and shimmer. I sure learned a great deal playing around. I’ll review them based on pigment quality and density but I make other comments as well.Dylusions: Most intense pigmentation. Color are bold and bright. Spray is heavy and solid. Flat with no glitter or metallic.Adirondack: Good pigmentation. Fairly good spray. Workhorse spray. I wish I had bought more of this than the ones below.Tattered Angels…Continue

Tags: reviews, tricks, tips, inks, Spray

OOPS!

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else Jul 2. 0 Replies

Oh NO! It's not perfect any more! It's ruined! Aaaaaaaaah!Try this on size instead…here.Have a great day with less stress and more just playing around and having fun. Those unintended additions and alterations are just an opportunity to take a new direction.Continue

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Judi King replied to Kathy's discussion Stencils/Die Cutting Machine
"I can't tell you how much money I spent on single purpose/one size dies before getting the Silhouette. I haven't bought one since I purchased my machine. I did, however, cut out an object from each of those single purpose dies, using black…"
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Compassion Priestess replied to Compassion Priestess's discussion What are tags for???
"thank you this is a great suggestion!"
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Susan Jane Ankeney replied to Compassion Priestess's discussion What are tags for???
"I was on Flickr and typed in "tag art" and "art tag" -- in among all this great graffiti are photos of people's tags."
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Ann Thorsen replied to Kathy's discussion Stencils/Die Cutting Machine
"Thanks for commenting, Judi. I've wondered whether the Cameo is worthwhile, so it's good to get a non-marketing review from someone who has one. Stencils would be a great use!"
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Susan Jane Ankeney replied to Aegiale's discussion Hello :)
"Drawing is not a required skill. There are tons of different things  you can do in a journal that does not require drawing. It's too fussy for me and takes tons of practice. I use rubber stamps and collage instead. I like instant results.…"
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Judi King replied to Kathy's discussion Stencils/Die Cutting Machine
"I have a Silhouette Cameo and have had wonderful success cutting out stencils. I use various materials for that, depending on how many times I want to re-use them. I have even cut stencils out of freezer paper. I don't know how much experience…"
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Kathy replied to Aegiale's discussion Hello :)
"Hi Aegiale, welcome!  You are so right about the process being therapeutic.  For me, there is something about cutting, tearing, gluing, coloring painting, that draws me in.  I think you will eventually find that you CAN draw!"
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Hi all :)I'm a SAHM of 4 living in France. I registered her a long time ago, just before life got really hectic and I never had the chance to actually start being a part of this community. I hope that from now on this will no longer be true.I'm not exactely new to AJ (started in 2005) but I kind of fell of the wagon in 2011 after my last child was born. The birth was very traumatic and I"ve suffered from depression up until a couple of months. Now that I am a bit better, I've dusted the art…See More
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