Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Art Journal Leftovers

The other day I didn't "feel" like painting a canvas.  I just wanted to play.  What a perfect time to pull out my art journal! 

Most of my pages are just blobs of experimentation with colors and texture ...but  in those experimentations I find happy discoveries!

I challenged myself to do something with this left over palette.  It was so pretty with all the colors, I just thought I HAD to make something with it instead of throwing it away!

I took some wet paint, on another palette and smeared it into my book.  Then I cut out birds and tree branches out of my dried palette paper.

To finish off the pages I stenciled various words from Carolyn Dube's Uplifting Words Stencil from StencilGirl Products.

It was very therapeutic!


  1. This is exactly the sort of thing that I LOVE!!! Those birds are tweet sweet adorable :)

  2. Best recycling of the day! Thanks for the tip.

  3. Now, that's fun. I love it, Kirsten. <3

  4. Wonderful idea! Thanks, this makes me smile.

  5. What a fantastic idea and what a fantastic piece of art!!

    1. Thank you Michael, what a compliment coming from you!

  6. Kristen, such a lovely way to recycle that palette and brighten the day! those birds are adorable and Carolyn's stencil works perfect here! Hope the rest of your week is sunny!

  7. what a great idea for re-using palette paper!