12 Days of Giving

Hi crafters, Nicole here from Nicole Wright Designs and I have a fun DIY Tutorial on Journaling with your Sizzix dies.  Follow me through the process and try some of these fun techniques on your next project!
Night Dreamer is my newest pages in my first art journal.  I know I keep saying how much I am enjoying journaling because it’s true!
It all started with my pages I gessoed black.  At first this was a great idea, then I felt it was a bad idea… then I went with it and I was beyond happy with it. @nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @Ranger_ink @sizzix #creativescrapbookermagazine #csmscrapbooker #wildflowers2die #cityscrapedie #nightdreamer #journaling #journalingtechniques #nicolewright #ranger #sizzix #artjournal #distressink #distresscrayons #timholtz After the pages were painted all black I went back over with white gesso to create a hill effect and road Colouring with various Ranger green distress crayons for shading and lighting.  The sky has shades of blue and violet.@nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @ranger_ink #nicolewright #csmscrapbooker #creativescrapbookermagazine #ranger #distresscrayons #gesso #artjournalThe cityscape is inked with Ranger Distress Oxide ink and run through my Creative Station so I can easily adhere to the pages.  Pop the cityscape up with dimentionals @nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @ranger_ink #nicolewright #csmscrapbooker #creativescrapbookermagazine #ranger #distressink #Xyron #creativesstation #oxideinks #timholtz #scrapbookadhesivesby3l #foamsquares #artjournalTime for all the adorable traffic with cityscape.@nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @ranger_ink #nicolewright #csmscrapbooker #creativescrapbookermagazine #ranger #distressoxideink #distressink #sizzix #cityscapedies #timholtz #artjournalSince there is extra ink on the mat grab another piece of watercolour paper and soak it up.  Added some more Ranger Distress Oxide ink  for an intense colour.  Use the magnetic platform to keep your thinlits in place!  I cut the top off the truck… I have an idea!@nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @ranger_ink #nicolewright #csmscrapbooker #creativescrapbookermagazine #ranger #distressink #sizzix #cityscapedies #timholtz #oxideinks #artjournalI don’t have the Cityscape Suburbia yet for all the cute fluffy trees.  Fear not… I can make foliage with my Wildflowers 2 die… TA DA!!!!@nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @ranger_ink #nicolewright #csmscrapbooker #creativescrapbookermagazine #ranger #distressink #sizzix #wildflowerdie #timholtz #oxideink #artjournalWell the removed portion of the back of the truck wasn’t meant for the helicopter but this is where it ended up!I was on the fence about these Cityscape dies but I have to say I like!EEP… be a dreamer!Check out this busy little chopper flying through the starry night. I cut wildflowers to make us as trees.Even lining the base of my cityscape.ACK… here’s why I cut the truck up.  It became a flat deck truck towing a wee commuter.  That’s how the chopper ended up with the back of the truck box!It’s busy city!I went from being worried how I could pull this black background off to loving it.@nicolewrightdesigns @csmscrapbooker @Ranger_ink @sizzix #creativescrapbookermagazine #csmscrapbooker #wildflowers2die #cityscrapedie #nightdreamer #journaling #journalingtechniques #nicolewright #ranger #sizzix #artjournal #distressink #distresscrayons #timholtz You are ready to jump into journaling.  I am brand new to this style of art journaling and I am having so much creative fun!  My journal is an old book, 115 years old.  But any book will do.  You can apply any of these techniques to your crafty style.
Keep it crafty!
Nicole
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