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ART JOURNAL LAYOUT ~ #take5art ~ September Challenge 2018

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to the #take5art challenge for the month of September.




This month, the lovely Sylvia D chose the prompts and they are:
- Map
- Music sheet
-Nature Element
- Picture
- Green

Get to know Sylvia over on her YT channel  HERE  and her Instagram HERE


Check out the process video for my art journal layout on my YT channel HERE


If you are inspired to play along, please do and share your project with the hashtag #take5art Let me know in the comment section below, I'd love to watch your video and Kyra will add you to the playlist.
Don’t forget to check out all the other amazing ladies! Thank you so much for watching!!! xx Amira

DIY Vintage Spring 'Garden' Booklet

Hello everyone,
I hope you are taking the time to go out there whenever the sun peeks its warm little self out and catch some lovely warm rays. I have! And as I stroll along the perimeter of my garden, Ive been pulling out a few weeds here and there and admiring the new blooms on my peach tree.

She's a beauty this time of the year!
She inspired me to pull out the Garden stencil by Kaisercraft from the Making Daisy Chains September 2018 Kit and play!

See what I mean!!!
But I'm jumping ahead of myself! This is the stencil I'm talking about.

I gathered some heavy weight water color paper and Distress Inks and Oxides in my craft room and sat down one warm afternoon and enjoyed myself thoroughly.


I have 4 stenciling techniques I wanted to share with you. My card front panels are cut to 4.25" x 5.5".

Stenciling Technique #1 - Basic 2 Tone Stenciling

In this technique, I coloured in the flowers and the greens separately with 2 different colors to achieve a very controll…

Gorjuss 'Mini' Art Journal 2018 ~ September ~ Look on the bright side

Hi everyone,

Welcome back to another art journal layout in my Mini Gorjuss Art Journal.
This month I used stamp  No 16. Puddles of Love.



With a little bit of spring in mind (it's sunny one day and cold and rainy the next) and how I get through days when Im feeling a little 'stormy'.
The background was created using Faber Castell Gelatos and mixing with gesso. I 'swirled' the gesso on to create a wind / rain appearance in the background. Love how that turned on.
Next, I used some a puffy cloud die and cut out a few clouds in different sizes.
I also pulled out this bauotful glass shard product called Ice Resin.

I mixed it with dimensional paste and applied it to the clouds. I then gave the clouds a shine with Perfect Pearls for added color.
For the illusion of 'puddles of rain', I added Mod Lodge under her feet and added a layer of Ice Resin.
You can watch the process video on my YT channel HERE


#amirainoz #gorjuss #art journal #puddlesoflove xx Amira

Hello Gorjuss Spring Album ~ Echo Park 'Hello Spring' & Santoro Gorjuss

Hello everyone,
Welcome spring and welcome everyone!  I've been waiting to get to this pile of envelopes sitting on my craft table - I just don't know how I end up with so many envelopes!  I think it's because I just add cards into presents that I gift wrap and I always forget the envelope. 
Anyway! I designed this simple and interactive envelope album and decorated it with the Echo Park Hello Spring collection papers from the September Kit. 


I also decided to make it a little gorgeous by adding a little Gorjuss to make it a Hello Gorjuss Spring Album (I know- a bit corny).

You will need 4 envelopes for the base of this album.
Make sure they are all the same size.
Start with the first envelope and add adhesive (in my case, PVA glue) as shown:


Then attach the flap of the second envelope to the flap of the first envelope. Make sure you keep the crease of the flap in a straight line with the edge of the envelope.

Next, join the flap of the third envelope with the flap of the…