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Hello!

Today we are going to explore art journaling inspired by Poetry!

I'm using a poem called "93% Stardust" by Nikita Gill, which goes as follows: 

"We have calcium in our bones, iron in our veins, carbon in our souls, and nitrogen in our brains. 93 percent stardust, with souls made of flames, we are all just stars that have people names."

I hope you enjoy the video I created for you!:

Supplies used:

 

Hello Wonderful People,

When your heart is heavy or broken, turning to art is proven to be useful. Today, I turn to an altered book I started years ago.

Step One: Find a dark magazine page, a piece of sandpaper, and an interesting stencil from artistcellar.

I am using “Sea Fan” from the Coral Series. (Pictured below)

Place the stencil under the magazine page and rub with the sandpaper until you see the design coming through.

Step Two: Choose an existing book to work in.

Step Three: Tear up your magazine page and glue it down on your page spread with matte medium.

Step Four: Add some marks and scribbles. I used a Carbon Black Lumber Crayon by Dixon.

Step Five: Choose another stencil by artistcellar, (Infra stencil from the Quasicrystal Series) and place it under your book pages. Use the Lumber Crayon to create texture.

Below is a close-up of the texture that comes from the stencil, as well as scribbling over slightly damp magazine page (from the fluid matte medium).

Step Six: Add some color using acrylic paints.

Step Seven: Add a contrasting color. Pictured below, I am using a Crayola Dry-Erase Crayon in orange.

Step Eight: Use a black pen and a white paint pen to add lettering. Pictured below, “Let us have vision for a new way in the new day.”

There you have it, eight easy steps for creative expression and tending to your heart.

Sending Many Blessings Out to You!

-Briana

PS I’d love for you to visit me at OrangeSpiralArts.com

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