Art Journaling Supplies (Part One)

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens….we all have a few of our favorite things.

I am all about the versatility of products and money saving DIY techniques, so I have included links to techniques under some of the products to show how I add value to the supplies I already have on hand.


Canson Multi Media and Watercolor Papers

Corrugated Cardboard and Canvas Corp. Fluted Cardstock for Artist Trading Card backgrounds.


Collage Elements: 

Ephemera, journaling cards, magazine and book images, dictionary pages and die cuts.


Tim Holtz Tools and Supplies:

Distress Inks, Reinkers and Distress Ink Applicator – Background effects, inking edges.  Use for watercolor effects.

TH Alcohol Inks, Alcohol Ink Applicator, Blending Solution and Fillable Pens (I only have 2 – One filled with black alcohol ink to use as a marker and one filled with blending solution for small area blending.)

Scissors, Tiny Attacher, Craft Pick, 4.25 inch by 5.5 inch Distress Collection and Nostalgic Collection cardstock packs, Craft Nib Holders and replacement nibs to use with inks and paints.


Hug Snug Seam Binding:

Color with mists to customize ribbon.  Crinkle for a vintage look.

Spray Mists:

Commercial: Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist and Smooch Spritz

Make Your Own:  I have used craft paint, distress reinkers, Twinkling H2O’s, and Windsor & Newton inks to  make a variety of colors mixing in either Pearl Ex or loose eyeshadow powder for glimmer.


Kabnet Wax – Dry Wax Deli Paper:

Use for Handmade Washi Tape and DIY Glassine Pockets and Envelopes.

Mediums and Adhesives


Matte and Gloss Medium – both in liquid and gel formulas.

Mod Podge, my pink ATG and Tacky Glue


Craft Paints:

Folk Art, Americana, Soy Paint, EcoArt and Martha Stewart.

Combine paints to make 1000’s of colors.  Water down for a watercolor effect.

Water down craft paint, making it transparent, and mix with iridescent medium for a metallic shimmery paint.

Mix with matte medium for a tinted glaze.



132 Prismacolor Premiere Colored Pencils Set

Use with OMS, Primsacolor Blender Marker or Prismacolor Blender Pencils for varied, beautiful results.

Tissue Paper:

For making your own washi tape

Layering in art journals using matte medium.


Love the Liquitex Freestyle Paint Brushes.


Washi Tape:

Commercial: MT Brand in Solid Colors (Bright and Dark) in wide and slim widths.

Handmade: Scor Tape with Tissue Paper or Deli Paper….stamped and/or colored with mist, ink and paint.

Use Medical Tape.

Part two to come within the next few days.


Thank you for stopping by, peace xoxo.


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