The color version of the Live Brave & move Forward Free Printable Collage Sheets & Stickers now available for YOU to Download, Print and cut with your cricut cutting machine or scissors to turn into die cuts or stickers!
To use this printable art in your art journal, for card making or in a day planner… Choose the right material for the job!
There are many different of printable media options if you have an inkjet printer. Choose from white copy paper, sticker paper, card stock or my favorite, 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, these Printable Collage sheets are ready to print and cut without any extra work to add your own color. If you are feeling extra creative, use a combination of both types of die cut images.
USING RECYCLED MATERIALS IN YOUR ART JOURNAL
Isn’t it nice that making art in a creative art journal can be just for you and just for the simple joy of personal self-expression?
What I love most about my own new-ish journey into mixed media art-ing is the experimentation process.
My favorite part right now is creating unique backgrounds using a variety of fun, ordinary paper, printable images or recycled materials.
What are your favorite recycled materials to use in your art journal? I am always on the look-out for new and fun materials to play with!
A MIXED MEDIA BACKGROUND USING MASKING TAPE!
I recently 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 favorite teal into an ochre yellow, getting subtle, but oh, so pretty greenish mix!
The result was unexpected, it turned out better than I imagined, aa little bit of texture added to the background for visual interest, and it was faster than waiting for a newly gessoed page to dry!
I will use masking tape again some time in my art journal, next time, applying tape in different directions and seeing how it turns out. That is the best part.
THE PROCESS OF EXPERIMENTING IN AN ART JOURNAL
Eventually all my art experiments work out, even if at first, they didn’t go exactly as I envisioned when I set out painting.
When the ugly stick strikes, I have FINALLY learned to embrace the process, gluing images overtop of the ugly part or flipping the page and going back to them to paint or scribble another day.
It is these trials that keep me coming back to explore and I believe may be why I have so many different journals on the go at once!
There isn’t a limit is there? LOL
HOW I USE PRINTABLE DIE CUT IMAGES IN MY ART JOURNAL:
Okay so, i’ll admit, while i freely allow myself to embrace flipping the page when the background images aren’t turning out, I do have a bit of a commitment issue once it gets past that part.
If i didn’t push myself, I would just have an art journal full of painted backgrounds.
I am still working on the commitment, and to get over this hurdle temporarily, I have found that spreading out my images first using the cut-outs helps to finally commit to using the glue-stick on the die cuts!
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.
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