Acrylics, Punches and Inspiration Cards

February 8, 2020
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Sometimes it’s just fun to grab a box of supplies and try to re-imagine them! That’s what happened during this Drama-free Friday LIVE stream. The viewers helped me choose one of the cards from our Mandala Madness Inspiration Cards to use as inspiration for this Art Journal page. I applied some acrylic paint with a baby wipe to create the basic background. Then a couple of stencils with a little more paint readied the surface for some serious fun!

I pulled out a box of paper punches and a stack of Paste Papers that I’d previously created and began punching out a variety of small shapes. After gluing paper shapes to the background to form rudimentary Mandalas, out came the Posca Paint Pens, Sakura Glaze Pens and Sakura Moonlight Gelly Roll Pens. With each stroke, the paper shapes became more cohesive and before I knew it, time had disappeared and the page was finished. A little splattered pigment on the opposite page along with a meaningful quote and we’re ready to take on a new page next week.

Be sure to join me each Friday at 2pm Eastern for an episode of Drama-free Friday. See you next week in the LIVE show?

Remember to Get Creative today! It’s Easy!


PS – To express how much we appreciate YOU, for a limited time, every deck of 48 Mandala Madness Inspiration Cards is yours for 25% off the regular price. Now is the time to stock up so you can stay inspired and have your own beautiful cards. Enter the code Vday2020 when you check out and we’ll get them to you as soon as possible! This special is available for only a few days, so get yours now!! Order 2 or 3. They make great gifts!

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Barb Owen

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Barb Owen

Barb is the founder of How to Get Creative, author of "Normal Doesn't Live Here Anymore", a specialist at playing in the art studio and has an unhealthy addiction to smiles. ;-)

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