Thursday, June 23, 2011

Journal Artista's Stencil Saturday

   A year ago I discovered a YouTube video that has changed my life in many ways. I was a collage/ mixed media artist looking for inspiration and BOY OH BOY did I find it! Paula Phillips-aka Journal Artista took collage/mixed media to a whole NEW level via Art Journaling.  It wasn't just Paula's AMAZING work that attracted me but her easy going teaching style and art philosophy.
   A Year and DOZENS of new friends later, I am grateful to say that rarely a day goes by that I don't do something creative.
   Paula devotedly shares her skills and philosophy twice weekly with a live Ustream broadcast. Each Saturday the broadcast is about stencils! For my pages I used Dover Little Activity Books - Fun With Butterflies Stencils. Dover has tons of these little stencil books for $1.50. I love the simple children's designs and they hold up pretty well !

   I'll journal on the page tonight and no doubt add some more doodle details.
 Here are some of Paula's links: Blog   YouTube   Ustream


  1. Your page is so bright and uplifting! I love how my eye follows the butterflies!

  2. love the vibrant colors you used for the stencils :-D

  3. What a great the butterflies. And the year of friendship and creativity is a cool (and appropriate) theme!