Tuesday, July 9, 2013

I've been Caught by the Fashion Police!

Have you ever prepared to leave the house, going somewhere, and your spouse or family member says, "Are you wearing that???"  I caught myself saying that to myself as I passed the mirror this past weekend.
When I was a teen, my Mother used to always tell me the "Fashion Police" were going to take me in for what I was wearing. That is what inspired this page in my Art Journal.

These pages should be for inspiration only, because I have trouble remembering what I did and when. I work on them in stages, a little bit at a time, for days and days. I think I started this page by spritzing on pink Smooch sprays and then added layers with Lime green and Ivory acrylic paints. I then used a large stipple brush to dot on layers of black and brown Memento Ink.  I then adhered apiece of book page and the cute little dog from my June Nesting Components kit from Paper Wings Productions.  I also adhered the large Prima Tag with a handmade doll from Julie Nutting's book Collage Couture. Her dress was pieced with scrapbook paper, and the rose stamp from Paper Wishes was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I shaded around the doll image with PanPastel chalks and then added colors from the background page to help it blend in with the background.  I added a few Die-cuts from the PWP June Kit and journaled on them after adhering to the page. I added letters for the words "Fashion Police" from the sticker sheet in the June kit, and highlighted around each element with a gray Posca marker from Uni.

To finish it up, I added strips of light mint green ribbon with brown dots to the edges, some swirls and squiggles with the pale peach Posca marker, and a giant floral brad that matched the colors in the top right hand corner. I forgot to mention that the roses and the doll are popped  up from the surface with foam tape to give the page dimension. I also accented the folds in her skirt with some holly green Stickles glitter glue, and added two tiny flowers at her waist. 

These art journal pages are so rewarding to me, because when I finish, I feel as though I have added a piece of myself to the page.  Plus, I have tried a new product or technique that I have never used before to express my artful feelings. I hope you all try something new to stimulate your creativity, and have a wonderful Wednesday!  Please visit again.


  1. Hi Mindy, this is such a fun art journal page!! Very cute :D

  2. This is gorgeous, Mindy!! I love the colors and beautiful design!! Your inspiration for this page is so awesome!! But, I think the dress is pretty!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day :)

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  3. Hi Mindy! Thanks for visiting my blog. I hope you'll join in the Paper Dolls blog hop. And perhaps you didn't know it, but Pop Up cards are the hottest thing right now using Karen Burniston's pop up system. You can see it demoed on Karen's Blog, I Am Not Left-Handed. You could also see them on Pinterest on My Pop Up board. Again thanks for stopping by.


  4. Hi Mindy, Youor dress is beautiful with the varied colors. you're so creative! I like how youo put your memory together in the journal. You included your dog and your mom's saying on a cute cut-out!

  5. Hey Mindy...I LOVE this....I wish I had time to work on something...maybe midweek next week I will...but this has inspired me to get going...glad to "meet" you!!