Art Journal Tutorial: Holiday Poinsettias

Can you believe it’s been almost a year since my last post?! I guess we both know what my resolution should be. Remember that new puppy we got? Well he doesn’t get all of the blame, but it was definitely like having a toddler in the house again during those first few months. The rest of the year, well I guess that’s all me. I let the hectic nature of life get in the way of art journaling. Since I’m so behind on posting, you won’t mind if I’m just now getting around to sharing an art journal featuring poinsettias, will you? I haven’t killed my real one yet, and I think that alone is reason to continue celebrating the season! Here are a few pictures and the youtube video link is below. Thanks for stopping by!


In this journal spread, I used gelli prints, tissue paper, embossing materials, pitt markers, glitter glue, gesso, and matte medium. Please feel free to leave me comments. I love reading them. Crafty Josephine can also be found on Instagram and Youtube.

Poinsettias Art Journal Tutorial


img_0157And since I’m sure you want to know what puppy looks like eleven months older, here he is with my sons.;-) I hope you had a wonderful holiday season!


New Year’s Art Journal Page

My New Year’s resolution was to get this art journal page and video done before January ended. I did it with a couple of days to spare!!! It would have been nice to have it done before the new year, but let’s face it…during the holidays it’s so hard for me to get anything extra done. Can you relate? It’s extra impressive that I got it done before the month ended because on Friday we got a puppy from the local pet rescue. It’s almost like having a newborn in the house again. Well here’s Bentley, our Jack Russell mix, and here’s my New Year’s video tutorial.


Don’t those eyes just say “Are you sure you want to finish getting your video loaded onto youtube and write an entry in your blog instead of cuddling with me?”

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I’m thinking about Mardi Gras for the next journal page tutorial. That one may also come after the holiday. πŸ™‚ I hope you have all had a great start to 2018 and that you enjoy the video. Please feel free to leave me a comment. I love hearing from you!

Christmas Art Journal Page


Squeezing in time to do an art journal page among holiday decorating and baking has been a challenge, but I finally did it! As alway, most of the supplies I used are listed in the description area of the video. Enjoy and happy holidays!!!


Grab a drink and get cozy. It’s a long one! πŸ™‚


Let’s Make Bubble Paper

Bubble paper is such a fun and easy craft. It’s great to use as stationery (make coordinating bubble envelopes), an art journal page background, or other paper crafts. I did this technique on card stock, watercolor paper, and stone paper. I really think any light colored paper will work just fine.

Experimenting with different color combinations


All the paper trials πŸ˜‰


Thank you to my sons for helping make lots of beautiful papers!IMG_1026a


These Courier and Ives teacups were my grandmother’s and are over 60 years old! Perhaps a bit fancy for making bubble paper, but I thought they were picture worthy.

To see the whole process, check out the video. πŸ˜‰

“Life is a Mixtape” Art Journal Tutorial

Hello and welcome toΒ  my very first art journal video tutorial! I really hope you enjoy it, and if you do, please give it a thumbs up and subscribe. That way you can see future videos from me. There’s a mostly complete supply list in the video description.:-)IMG_0916

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Left Side of the journal page
right side journal page
Right Side of the journal page