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Hello Folks,

Today’s post is about digging in your stash and using your stuff! (Or cleaning your studio so you can find some buried treasures! Ha!)

I was cleaning up my studio this week and found this amazing set of cards from Paper Source.

I decided to make a card that I can send to someone in the mail, as mail art is one of my favorite things on the planet! What better way to use my stuff, wouldn’t you agree?

The “Radiant” stencil from Artistcellar’s Diamond Series is just the right size for my project.

I love that I can see through the stencil to help me with placement on the card.

I used some acrylic paint and a cosmetic wedge to apply paint through the stencil openings.

Next, I got out the amazing set of alphabet stamps by Traci Bunkers and a StazOn ink pad.

I fooled around, made a simple mistake, had some fun, and finished my card.

I am in love with how it all came together, mistake and all!

I hope this post inspires you to dig around and use your stuff, too! Oh, and it’s okay to make mistakes!

Sending Blessings,

Briana of

Greetings, Everyone!

Have I told you lately how much I appreciate you? Well, I would like you to know it. I appreciate you being here, reading this post, and getting ideas for your art. I appreciate you supporting a small business like artistcellar. In fact, you are quite wonderful. You are shiny as a sparkling diamond, and as “glow-tastic” as the brightest neon Gelly Roll pen! Really, it’s true! You and your creativity matter. I just wanted to let you know that you are appreciated, sparkly, and “glow-tastic”!

Today I am going to use one of the Diamond Series stencils in my art journal. I am currently working in this amazing, Large Blank Page Journal by Rag and Bone Bindery. As one of Rag and Bone Bindery’s new brand ambassadors, you could be a lucky winner of a $75 gift certificate by entering my giveaway! Enter to win right here! (Pictured below are several sizes of Rag and Bone Bindery’s Blank Page Journals. Aren’t those deckled edges yummy??!!).

For this current journal spread, I am working in the Large Blank Page Journal with the bright orange patterned cover.

Above, you will see an Art Foamies stamp, some texture from a children’s texture roller tool, and rolled out acrylic paint, using a brayer. The Radiant Stencil from the Diamond Series is ready and waiting for paint.

I applied purple paint through the stencil using a cosmetic wedge. I created one on the left side of the spread:

And one on the right side of the journal spread.

From here, I pulled out my Gelly Roll pens and started to doodle, draw designs, and write on the page. I was sitting outside on a beautiful summer day, just enjoying the warm air and breeze. Moments like this are important.

The Moonlight Gelly Roll pens are my favorite. I seem to have the most success getting them to write.

After I doodled on the diamond, I extended the doodles around the page, too.

I enjoyed these moments in my journal.

May you find the time to take a break, work in your journal with some fun supplies, and enjoy some fresh air. May it be so.

In Summary

Art journaling is relaxing and fun.

If you like handbound blank journals, photo albums, binders, brag books or need a guest book, feel free to enter my giveaway for a $75 gift certificate to Rag and Bone Bindery.

You are appreciated! Thank you for being here!

Blessings to you,

Briana of