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Art Journal 101: Tutorial – Using Border Printables

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Today I am sharing with you a tutorial for using Printables as promised last week. I will create a hybrid Art Journal page with Border printables. I love Tangie’s Borders! I have for you a two-part video tutorial, and also the same tutorial posted in step-by-step photographs below. Watch the video or check out the written tutorial, or both!!!

Let me know if you have any questions. I apologize for the quality of the video. LOL


(Sorry I can’t figure out how to embed the videos in WordPress. I highly suggest taking grabbing a cup of tea or coffee and watching them on Youtube if you have 10 minutes, for my additional comments in the video!)

Art Journaling 101 – Border Printables
View on Youtube HERE

View on Youtube HERE


1. Start with a roughly painted background. Adhere vintage pattern tissue paper with gel matte medium. Dry with heat gun.

2. Mix gel matte medium with a bit of white acrylic craft paint. This makes the white paint transparent. Paint over the tissue paper. Dry with heat gun. (photo below)


3.  Cut out Collage Fodder Head Printable and adhere to page with gel matte medium. (photo below)



4. Draw journaling lines with a fine tip marker or pen.

5. Adhere large border pieces with gel matte medium. (photo below)


6. Adhere Dominoes Collage Printables with gel matte medium. (photo below)


7. Write the journaling “Don’t forget to be awesome!” Outline it with black. Start to outline the borders and add dots. (photo below)



8. Finish with more dots and adhere a butterfly punch to the page. Enjoy your completed art! xoxo



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Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for tangiebaxter.com on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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