Thursday, January 15, 2015

Sketchbookery Class

Here is a peek at the second Art Journal I made
in Mary Ann Moss' SketchBookery Class.
It is about 7.5" x 9" in dimension.
It would never slip into my purse but I think
it is still a portable size, along with an art bag of supplies.

It was a plain red cover and I wanted to give it a little bit of interest.
Now is a good time to use this Art Deco Wallpaper Stencil by Nathalie Kalbach.

I made it very simple...gesso through the stencil...let it dry completely...
paint it with DecoArt Media Fluid Acrylic in Pyrrole Red.
It is a nice transparent red-orange color that gave a subtle contrast.
I stamped the cover with this awesome 1" Alphabet Stamp Set
and then filled in the letters with a rust colored Glaze Pen.

On my inside cover I used the StencilGirl Crackle Stencil, also designed by Nathalie.






Remember you saw the lid to this sugar bowl in my previous SketchBookery post? 
I made 4 different sized books and I am using them all concurrently!
When a page is drying in one book, I go to the next and start something else.

I have a lot of pages to fill....and so much to learn!
Till next time... 

Happy Arting!


  1. This is gorgeous!!! so thrilled to see you used the Art Deco and Crackle Stencils- thank you! Love your style!!!

  2. Amazing Janet! Your journals, inside and out, are works of art!