Art Journaling Week 2 with Mou and blog hop with Stampendous
Art Journaling Week 2 with Tiffany and blog hop with Stampendous

Art Journaling Week 2 with Jen and blog hop with Stampendous

Art Journaling Banner 2We started this journey last Monday and encouraged readers to join the designers every week for a month to create their own art journals. I hope you have your journal and inspiration piece picked out.

JenMatottJOurnal - 1Last week, I showed you how I prepped my pages with some Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft Gel Medium and papers.  This week, I'm building the bases of all my pages with more of our Textural Accents to create an additional layer on the pages.

JenMatottJOurnal - 8Here, I'm using Gel Medium through one of our new Mixed Media Stencils. I will be adding more color and using it as a resist in next week's post.

JenMatottJOurnal - 9The Gel Medium will be milky until fully dry and then it turns clear!  It's like magic!  It stays somewhat textured and raised.

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I also used the Gel Medium for adhering a Mixed Media Stencil onto the page itself.  I just adhered it down and coated over it to ensure good, even coverage.

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Another page in which I 'm adding more Gel Medium to adhere papers.  I used Chalk Board Paint over it to create a center of interest to my journal page.

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Using one of the Mixed Media Stencils, I created a scribbled frame using a PITT Pastel Pencil in white.

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Some Gelatos® colors in the Pastel set were added and smudged.  I also dripped some wet Gelatos® Double Scoop® Color - Gold Champagne down the top of the page.  Once dry, it gives a beautiful shimmer to the page.

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Stampendous was so very generous and sent us loads of stamp sets!  My favorites were the ones below from NK Studio called Kaffee Klatsch  and Wired.  I  adored the textures and shapes for my page here.



I inked up the stamp with a Stamper's Big Brush pen in Black and stamped some of the smaller doily prints and the barbed circle. Once dry, the ink is permanent as it is India Ink!

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That's it for this week's progress on my journal pages.  I hope you will continue on with us in your own journal and create bases for the pages.  Join me next week as I layer more and add more embellishment to my journal pages!



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Michel E

Great journal page.

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Dee Ann Matthews

Terrific instructions for a lovely journal page.

Joan VanCourt

Just found this post. Wow, I have always wanted to be this creative in my journal pages. Thanks for sharing. I need to go get a few supplies to get started. Pinning this great post.


Love the photo tutorial for this pretty project!!!

Ruby C

I am excited this is Art Journaling Month! I have my journal but haven't found my inspiration yet. I can see your page starting to come together. Maybe I can go ahead and start putting some base layers down. Love the stamps and your chalkboard scribble frame. Glad to see you have teamed up with Stampendous. Love the hops!

Kathy burgess

Love all your techniques!! Time to do some mixed medium again! Thx for sharing.


What fun pages! I am bookmarking this series for future ref!
Stencils and I are still trying to learn how to get along... someday I hope they'll learn to behave!! : )
Thanks Faber-Castell for sponsoring the hop!!

Mary Holshouser

Can't wait to see the finished project.
thanks for sharing.

Jade Passmore

Love your journal page and what you have done with the Stampendous and Faber-Castell products.

Brandi R

Wow! What a fun and fantastic page! Love it ♥

Viki B

Thanks for showing us your techniques. Love these ideas.

Regina Furman

Wow! Super creative. That's what art is all about! I am amazed at all of the different looks you are getting using the various mediums and coloring techniques. Can't wait to see the finished journal!

Teresa Godines #6857

Very cool page. TFS


Thanks for sharing your ideas and techniques for making an art journal Mou. So far I am enjoying watching your project come to life.

Greta H

Wow--your work is so inspiring!

Katie B.

I love how you used the chalkboard paint as a focus and drew the frame in it, very cool! And I love the colors and the stamping is awesome. Love Stampendous stamps!! Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Jean Marmo

Love the stenciled circles and the chalk frame! I am learning so much!

Dee Ann Matthews

Great colors for a journaling page- beautiful!


Love the technique.


Love the technique and ideas shown. Thanks for sharing!!!

Amanda Rhodes



Of course, I love Nat's stencils - she's been such a great inspiration to me but the way you used them here is soooooo fabulous Mou. Love that wired stencil over the chalkboard paint. Can't wait to try something on chalkboard paint soon!!! THANKS BUNCHES. j.


OOPS - forgive me JEN - I knew it was you but somehow I always get you gals mixed up - errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. I'm slippin! AGAIN - thanks bunches for the great inspirations. j.

Sue D

Great techniques. I like how you adhered one of the stencils to your page.
Sue in Ohio

Jean Bullock

Fascinating! Thanks for sharing your technique.

Diane H

Great mix of all the how they all work so well together!

barbara macaskill

OOOOOO! This makes me happy!! LOVE the Mixed Media stencils and use them often! Getting ready to order another package so I can use the actual stencils on a project to showcase all the lovely colors that have passed through them on other projects!!! So very versatile and fun!! TFS!

Nathalie Kalbach

yeah- awesome - so glad you like the two stamp sets and totally love what you do with them!!! Can't wait to see more :)

TracyM #6773

PRETTY page Jen!!!
Such LOVELY colours & textures!!!
THANK YOU for sharing these FABULOUS products & techniques, SO MUCH I NEED to try :)


So very awesome Jen!! Love the textures you have added as well!!

Linda Chidster

FAB projects!!! TFS!!!

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