Art Journaling 101: Supply Basics: Ephemera Appreciation

Today’s Art Journaling 101 post we are going to be looking at Ephemera.  According to Wikipedia, Ephemera is “Items of collectible memorabilia, typically written or printed ones, that were originally expected to have only short-term usefulness or popularity. “

These items often lend charm and interest to art journal pages and scrapbook pages, especially if vintage or vintage-style. Now if you are a digital scrapbooker, you might appreciate the different styles below of paper pages, and vice versa. Today is all about Ephemera Appreciation.

It’s time to start gathering your ephemera! Let’s look at a few examples!

Visual Inspiration on Using Ephemera from Studio Tangie

Vintage paper ephemera on collaged art journal page


Digital elements (Wonderland) ephemera


Scrapbook paper collage



Vintage photo and vintage papers



My Top Three Favorite Ephemera Kits from Studio Tangie

Mixed-Media {Bundle A} Colbalt, Cherry, Buttercup & Lime By Tangie

Mixed-Media Collage Pack!
The perfect packages to start or add to your altered art stash!
ALL the items are unique to each pack!
(none of the items are the same recolored over and over, if there is an tack for example in the Cobalt and buttercup packs, they are two DIFFERENT tacks.)

Collect them All (More coming soon)!
A 19.80 value for $14
(That is Less than $3.50 a package!)

Each package has 30 individual elements and 6 papers! (For a total of 120 elements and 24 papers!)

*These are no long available individually!*

Buttercup Includes {1 anchor, 2 angels, 1 bee, 1 card, 1 lobster, 1 crayon, 1 envelope, 5 ephemera, 1 paper flower, 1 wooden frame, 1 bean heart, 1 paper heart, 1 glitterish heart scatter, 1 magazine cut, 1 painted butterfly, 1 paper doll, 1 pencil, 2 photos, 1 smiley, 1 paint, 1 paintbrush, 1 felt sun, 1 tack, 1 bus and 6 papers}

Cherry includes {1 apple, 1 red bling, 1 border, 1 red 7 card, 1 abstract photo, 5 ephemera, 1 felt flower, 1 felt mushroom, 1 resin flower, 1 gel pen, 1 journal box, 1 daisy, 1 wood frame, 2 magazine cuts, 1 mail cutout, 1 polkadotty heart, 1 telephone booth, 2 photos, 1 poker chip, 2 paint splatters, 1 tack , 1 vintage tin, 1 bubble and 6 papers}

Cobalt Includes {1 felt mushroom, 1 banner, 1 border, 1 tack, 8 assorted ephemera and photos, 1 door photo, 1 abstract photo, 1 bench photo, 2 signs, 1 protractor, 1 magazine cut, 1 pen, 1 sequin, 1 rubber ball, 1 foam flower, 1 mask, 1 lovebirds resin, 1 word strip, 1 book cut, 1 paper flower, 1 felt cloud, 1 felt flower, 1 poker chip and 6 papers}

Lime Includes {1 book cut, 1 apple, 1 border in two parts, 1 card, 1 envelope, 5 ephemera, 1 paper flower, 2 photos, 1 magazine cut, 1 paint tube, 1 paper doll, 1 sticker, 1 pen, 1 large abstract photo, 1 painted mask, 1 shutter, 1 resin flower, 1 paint smear, 1 tack, 1 tape, 1 plastic frog toy, 1 umbrella, 1 vintage label, 1 watering can, 2 vintage photo beauties, 1 wood frog, 1 word phrase)

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A*MUSE*ING Art Doll Collection By Tangie

Create your own Muse.
It’s finally here! The newest Ultimate Art Doll collection! A wonderful addition this collection has over 150 pieces! Art dolls are aMUSEing and oh so much fun to make.
shown much smaller than actual size.

Coordinates the MUSE*ical Theatre Kit!

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Hand Cut Collage Fodder: Heads By Tangie

Perfect for “collage” LO’s these 14 HAND CUT faces are the place to start!


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What are your favorite Studio Tangie Ephemera Kits?



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 on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com


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