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A Gypsy Peek

Hi there! Becky here today to share a little sneak peek at a journal I am working on...It's an Art Gypsy Journal that will hopefully be available as a kit in the AP store very soon {ie: when I finish it!! HA!}
My intention is to have lots of blank areas for art journaling, but I am finding that it's so much fun creating these pages for the kit, that it might just be up to you (the potential buyer) to leave in some blanks for your journaling! :)

I used the 20-page Memory Book & created some layers (there will be complete directions in the kit!) on all the pages first with papers & paint. I ordered EVERY gypsy collage sheet Jean carries & I plan to use as many of them as I can!! LOL! (you can see all the sheets with a gypsy theme HERE.)
Once the above Gypsy, flowers & butterflies were adhered to paper from the Glitz line, "Beautiful Dreamer" (available as a package of the whole line!), I began adding tons of texture...

first with paint around the edges
then with paint & punchinella
What is Punchinella?
It's the sequin waste sheets when the machines punch out all the pretty sequins for sewing & craft projects! It's SO much fun to put a little bit of paint on your finger & dab-dab-dab paint here & there thru the punchinella to leave little dots everywhere!! If you haven't used punchinella for adding texture to your projects, you are missing out!! You have to try it!!
Then I dabbed (LOTS of dabbing going on in this project!!) a little white paint onto a rubber stamp (rubber stamps work better than acrylic when working with paint) & stamped it here & there. You're not trying to get a complete image, just a little hint. It's less stressful than inking & trying to get that perfect image!! I LOVE mixed media for how freeing it can be with all these fun techniques!
On the next two pages, I created my own background papers (I will share a tutorial on that later this soon.) before adding the flowers & gypsies.
That's it for your little Gypsy sneak! I am having a lot of fun with this one & can't wait to get it up on the store site as a kit with TONS of pictures in the directions for you to make your own VERY soon!

Thanks for stopping by & have a wonderful day!!


  1. Wonderful! I see a blue moon on the last picture. Were you by any chance influenced by our recent full moon?

  2. It is enchanting! Love those gypsy girls along with the can-can girls.


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