Boho Boquet Art Journal Page

I love Gwen’s new stencils. I love her old stencils. I love the fact that she’ll probably have more stencils in the future. (I don’t have any inside information, but I can’t imagine a world in which this is not the case.) Not only do I love her stencils, but I love printing them on …

Slow Stitched Boho Bracelet

  It all started with this: A box of sari scraps from Gwen Lafleur. So beautiful. I have hoarded them for a while now, playing with them, mix and matching them. So beautiful that I was loath to cut them up and use them. I have long been wanting to make a cuff from them. …

Making Holiday Gift Wrapping – Part Two – Holiday Stencils Three Ways

If you have been following me for long you will already know that I am not prone to following the rules. At first, I thought traditionally about using Gwen’s Christmas Collection stencils and you can see that I started off by printing out a copy for each of my party guests. (I’d like to mention that …

Ornamental Petals Screen Embroidered Zipper Bag – Tutorial for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe

Ornamental Petals Screen Embroidered Zipper Bag – Tutorial for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe

I’m excited to introduce my first project for Gwen Lafluer’s Artist Tribe. This is the first design team for me. Usually, I simply follow my instinct when creating. To be truthful, I did not do the steps in the most logical order, but I will walk you through my process. Feel free to adjust the …

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Flip, Flops, Pockets and Cut Outs with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

It’s getting to be a tradition for me – a class at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts each summer. This year my daughter took the class with me! Double the fun. Notice that even after washing up we were covered in paint. This year I took a class called Flips, Flops, Pockets and Cut-outs with Julie Fei-Fan …

Kelly Kilmer Class Part Two – Painted Books & Shopping at Kept Creations

Kelly Kilmer Class Part Two – Painted Books & Shopping at Kept Creations

  I made this book.  Read that again.  I MADE THIS BOOK!!!! I’ve always wanted to do this.  I did it in my second class with Kelly Kilmer.  I can’t wait to make more books.  Maybe you figured this out already, but I haven’t finished this book. Not by any matter of means. I haven’t had …

Class with Kelly Kilmer Part One – Visual Poetry

Class with Kelly Kilmer Part One – Visual Poetry

Recent visitors to RMBM know that I have been enjoying exploring art journaling. Friends have heard ad nauseam about how excited I was to take my first ever class with Kelly Kilmer at Kept Creations in Whitman, Massachusetts. Well, lovelies, I was not disappointed. It was a wonderful day of creating, learning, laughing and stretching …

Pile on the glitter – Fashion Fridays

Pile on the glitter – Fashion Fridays

Last week I discovered that somewhere along the line I stopped wearing jewelry. What may have started as a decision not to wear jewelry that could be damaged when doing a messy project with students or when kneading dough or simply out of laziness, became a habit. It became my regular operating system. This week I …

Finding My Style – Fashion Friday

Finding My Style – Fashion Friday

Color – Texture – Fiber  These are things I love. Before taking up art journaling I knit, I crocheted, I sewed, I embroidered and I beaded. I made paper from pulp. I folded paper ….well I still do that with a vengeance. There was the season of spinning and years of smocking and heirloom sewing. I love …

Recycling – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Recycling – Stamping and Printing Sunday

Pinterest is such a wonderful tool for learning new techniques. Using the styrofoam packing from the grocery store to create stamps is just one of the brilliant ideas that can be found through Pinterest. Fortunately or unfortunately, the grocery store I usually frequent doesn’t use that kind of packaging much. So I only get to …