Saturday, May 16, 2015


Hi everyone!  Betty here this week!  Do you see how fast this year is speeding past us?  Local kids will be getting out of school soon, summer is upon us, and picnics, backyard BBQ's, entertaining and family gatherings will be taking place all over the country.

And what do we need with all the great food we will be serving this summer?  Right.  NAPKINS. Lots of paper napkins.

This week we want you to incorporate a paper napkin or serviette into your journal. 

You can use the whole napkin, parts of a napkin, you can fussy cut out a central or focal image, but we want you to gather up that selection of beautiful napkins we know you all have and use at least one of them in your journal.

There are many methods for applying your napkins or images from your napkins out there, and you should use the method that works the best for you -- whether you are doing just an image transfer from the napkin, using part of the napkin or the whole napkin and applying with medium, ModPodge, Glue or however you want to do it.

You put four women in a room and give them a project, and you will see four different end results. Just look at us.  We are always doing something totally different from each other, and you are no exception.  And don't wimp out on us.  You can do this.  I  (Betty) have gone through my process in detail on how I achieved my final look, and you can check out my spread and the process on my blog here.

Lynn made an awesome spread this week, and here's what she had to say about it:

Hi friends! Well, there seems to be a lot going on with this week's prompt. I have never done anything with a napkin before besides wipe my face and sure have never used one in mixed media but with Melody's help it was easier then I thought it would be.

I started out using pink craft acrylic, but now most of that got covered up as I was adding different paints. After the pink paint was first applied, I tore the napkin in fours and glued them down and let it dry overnight. I added some decorative tape and stenciled over the three napkin pieces. I have a "love" stamp that I just stamped random on the page.  I then took a stencil and added a border, mixing white and green paint to make a really nice, soft color and that is pretty much it. Slapping paint without a notion of how it will all turn out is a lot of fun actually. Once again I was happy with how the week's prompt turned out. Thank you for reading. ~~Lynn

MELODY is wowing us again this week with another bright and beautiful spread. Check it all out on her blog, here

And TAMIE has once again created magic out of the madness she says comes out of her head. You can have fun seeing her finished spread here 

We certainly look forward to seeing your creations on the group feed at Artful Journeys and hope that we have been able to give you some inspiration and motivation!

We're keepin' it artful just for you!

~~Betty, Melody, Tamie & Lynn

1 comment:

  1. Lynn Jackson, you are a BEAST!!!!! Look at what you did with your paint and stamps!!!! Good job, sister, I love it!


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