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No surprise to some of you who know me well is that I like to collect pretty things. Always with the intention to use it later.

Soooo let me show you how you can use a pretty napkin inside your journal.

In the video you will see I am adding on top of a page I started and not liked. It happens. You don't have to like everything you start. You can paint over it, you can decoupage over it but I try not to ever tear out a page sooooo let me show you what I did.

Soon I will add a quote also.. just thinking of the right one.

Also listen to alexa announcing that I did it Friday at 5pm... the things that happen here are sometimes hilarious and unpredictable.


Decorative napkins


Acrylic paints

Elmer's Glue

paint brushes


water cup

You asked and I listened. Here is two tutorials for St Patrick's Day! Have fun and remember to share with me your paintings.


watercolor paint

paint brushes


water cup



pencil to trace

Pot of Gold Tutorial

Find template for Rainboots here:

pot of gold
Download PDF • 983KB

Rain Boots & Clover Tutorial

rainboots and clover
Download PDF • 1.14MB

Have fun painting!

I didn't pick up a word for the year... Normally I do but this year I didn't yet.

When I was playing around in my art journal I was also thinking that it is ok to not have a word... maybe I want to be a little extra and give myself permission to pick up a whole bunch of words or phrases that works for me this year. So I decided to share a bit of my process with you and gave you a freebie if you feel 'wordless' like me.

Pick up a phrase or two or three that resonates with you.

Try your hand at a mixed media collage page with a bit of watercolor paint. In this video, I will show you how to make a page in your art journal. Using collage techniques.


Template to Trace Pencil

Permanent Pen

Mixed Media or Watercolor Art Journal (paper is important)

Watercolor Paper (Extra piece)

Round Brushes

Watercolor Paint

Cup of Water Towel

Craft knife (optional to cut out words)


Elmer's White Glue or Mod Podge

Scrape Tool

Download Template:

pick up a word
Download PDF • 3.01MB

Video Here:

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