Here they are, at last! The color version of the Live Brave & move Forward FREE Printable Collage Sheet & Stickers now available for YOU to Download, Print and cut!
To use this printable art download in your art journal, card making blanks or maybe even day planner or diary… Choose the right material for the job! You have plenty of options if you have an inkjet printer from white copy paper, sticker paper, card stock or my favourite, a translucent, lightweight sketch paper.
This printable download includes three lovely, high quality, full print resolution art images, hand-drawn by Carrie Stephens.
Art Illustration Images:
- Rainbows in 3 versions
- Butterfly – detachable wings to use on other images or cut it all out as one piece!
- Sally Snail
- Whimsical Floral Bouquet
- Leaves Assortment
- Fanciful Moon
- Tons of Arrows and Markers to indicate moving Up, Forward in a journey
- Fun Dots Pattern
- Hearts (of course)
- The Girls Celebrating Victory!
Word Art Phrases:
- Forward is forward
- Never Give up
- A Slow Start is still a start
- Keep Going
- Never, Never, Never x6
- Trust the Process
- I go Slowly but Never Backwards
Unlike the Black and white version of these coloring stickers, this second version of the Printable Collage sheets are ready to print in color, cut and stick, without any extra work to add your own color. Let me know what you prefer!
A MIXED MEDIA BACKGROUND USING MASKING TAPE!
The beauty of making art in a creative journal, of course, has been the simple joy of personal self-expression.
What I love most about my new journey into mixed media art-ing is the experimentation process of creating unique backgrounds using a variety of fun, ordinary, every day and sometimes even recycled materials.
What are your favourite recycled materials to use in your art journal? I am always on the look-out for new and fun materials to play with!
Sometimes my art experiments have worked out, sometimes they don’t go exactly as planned and I have to flip the page, going back to them to paint or scribble another day when they are dry. I think the mistakes are why I have so many different journals on the go at once, good thing there is no limit! LOL There isn’t a limit is there?
This time I experimented by covering two pages in my art journal | Feelings diary in cheapo masking tape from the dollar store.
I painted over the masking tape by blending my favourite teal into an ochre yellow, getting subtle, but oh, so pretty greenish mix!
The result was that the masking tape was better than I imagined, it gave the paper just a little bit of texture to the background for visual interest, and it was faster than waiting for a newly gessoed page to dry! It will be something I do again, maybe applying tape in different directions next time!
HOW I USE PRINTABLE IMAGES IN MY ART JOURNAL:
Okay so, i’ll admit, I have a bit of a commitment issue, I don’t know what it is that keeps me from wanting to glue things down, I am working at it! But, to get over that hurdle temporarily, I like to lay out my spread first using the cut-outs before I commit to the glue-stick!
Once that masking tape background was dry, I started picking and choosing through the printable images that I had already cut up from the evening before and tried to place out an appealing layout that would still allow me to journal on the page. I have a lot of things to say about this topic and I got carried away with saying personal things on this page that I just don’t want to share, I really should have planned this out better! I really loved how the page turned out in the end. I will snap a photo and maybe blur the personal parts. 😉
Fussy cutting paper is also very relaxing! Do you enjoy the process of cutting out images as well?
THE OPTIONS ARE ENDLESS!
HEY, BEFORE YOU GO…
I plan on sharing so much more inspiration, positive encouragement and creative printable activities. I have so much to share, teach and say! <3 If you enjoy my free art and want to show appreciation, tell your friends about inspirational zest! 😊 Word of mouth is so helpful!
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Carrie Stephens <3