Friday, October 24, 2014


Hello and welcome to my post for the Colorful Creations My Favorite Things blog hop!  If you have arrived here from Life & Creations of Tee blog you are in the right place!! If you have stumbled across this by chance and want to play along then you can head back to the Colorful Creations site to start at the beginning.

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My name is Paula and here is my project showcasing my favorite things which are to use alternatives to traditional art supplies.

Here are the items I used to create this mixed media journal page.

On the left is drywall tape, in the center painters tape and on the end my absolute favorite for mixed media, Dry Dex Spackling.

I of course started with a blank journal page that I had put on a thin coat of gesso.  To that I had added some watercolor paints...

but I did this in an unusual way...instead of brushing them on I sprayed water on the card they were on and swiped the card all around until the page was covered.

Next, I added the painter's tape -

and the dry wall tape - 

and now for the assortment of other items - 

above you can see a corrugated coffee cozy, an image cut from a tag, a paper napkin with a flower on it, a piece of chevron straw, some gold crinkly paper...

there is a piece of zip code paper from an old zip code directory, a piece of a map, a stamp reading detour, a painted flower...


these sections have some parts cut from a wonderful envelope that all these goodies came in, plus a piece of doily, a ribbon and postage stamps.

 On here you can see some circle string, more chevron straw, that detour stamp and the spackle that I added through my favorite Crafter's Workshop template.

And now that you have seen so many of the little pieces here is a shot showing the finale.  

There you can see a few other elements that I had not mentioned earlier, some torn notebook paper that I added the saying "Follow your heart", and a banner diecut tag to which I added the saying "Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go" which was adhered onto a journaling card, a paper with stitching on it, a ribbon with another piece of that journaling card with the saying "It's the Journey NOT the Destination" on it.

All of these wonderful elements came to me in an art journaling swap about the theme "Journey" on Soul Scrappers.  

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