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Last time, I touched on overcoming the blank page, and today's post goes in line with that. I'm going to give you some easy ways to create i...

Handmade By Jessica: Fearless Art Journaling, Part Backgrounds.

12 things to do with a blank canvas - some ideas to get you started when you're feeling overwhelmed by all that white space, plus a free printable checklist to keep near you in times of blankness! Click through to read the post and make that painting!

12 things to do with a blank canvas

But fear of the blank canvas need not be as much of a block as it can seem. Here are 12 ways to get past it.

Mary Brockway waxes poetic about resolutions and shows you how to create texture with fabric and lace

Listen as I chat about resolutions and art journaling. I may even show you a fun technique for creating a textured background with lace! ***Created for Gauch.

Collage technique: use transparent tape to pick up words or patterns from book pages, magazines, napkins:

DIY WASHI TAPE Collage technique: use transparent tape to pick up words or patterns from book pages, magazines, napkins

Cute idea

More altered book pages/found poetry or quotes "Love- This is a clever idea. take a page from an old book and find a sentence you like, mark out the rest and frame it!

Art journal with Time stamp (Marjie Kemper)

Art Journaling ~ Put a Tag on It

Dry Resist with Gelatos: Donna Downey Series  glue acts as mask and when dry can be peeled away

This wonderful technique by Donna Downey creates a beautiful background using one medium we're all familiar with- school glue! This background would be wonderful for any craft project including journals, cards and layouts.

Why using Deli paper can help you get perfect hand lettering every time. It may sound strange, but it really works. Save those deli sandwich wrappers!

Perfect Hand Lettering Every Time with Deli Paper

Deli paper glued in with gel medium, the paper "disappears" and the perfect quote remains.

Printing with Gelli Arts®: Gelli® Printing Without a Brayer -- Along with using slow-drying paint comes another advantage. There’s usually enough wet paint left on the plate after the first pull to create a vibrant ghost print!

Change can be a good thing when it comes to the creative process. So instead of using a brayer to apply paint to the Gelli® plate , let&