Get Messy | Season of Gifts | Week 1

Welcome everyone to the Season of Gifts for Get Messy Art Journaling. I can’t believe this is my last Season on the Creative Team. I have had such a fun year with all of the lovely ladies, and preparing tutorials for you each season. I haveΒ a busy 2017 lined up which I will share on here in more detail at some point, but in the mean time, I want to say how excited I am for the new Get Messy Creative Team for 2017. What a group of amazingly talented ladies.

Now down to business, the Season of Gift immediately made me want to make a journal out of gift wrap supplies, so that’s what I did. And I made a tutorial video about it too which is live on the Get Messy blog right now, so if you are a member jump over there to check out how I made this sparkly blue journal.

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And now for the first week of prompts. My first spread is a look at the year past and my thoughts about it. I made an accordion page and attached it to the first page of my journal. I also went back through the archives of the Get Messy blog and found a tutorial by Caylee from quite a while ago about dip dying with water colour and I dip-dyed the accordion page with pink. And then promptly covered it up with gold and pink paint. The effect was cool, and it was really easy to do as well. There are so many tutorials in the archives now, you really should take a wander through.

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Next up I journaled about natural born gifts – which I don’t really think I have any of, but I do love to paint with watercolours so I painted a galaxy using my signature colours. Oh and FYI, if you want to see how I do this, sign up to Caylee’s new class The Minimalist Art Journal, I am a guess teacher over there and will teach you how to make a minimalist galaxy background.

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That’s it for this week – my journal is only small, so I have to limit myself to just two spreads each week. Seems doable in this busy festive season.

See you all again next week.

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