Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Kitchen Tools for My Art Journal

The tools of an art journal change from day to day... at least at my studio they do.  I spent 10 minutes yesterday looking for my Pampered Chef mini spatula. When I baked I always knew where it was. These days I spend more time creating art than creating baked goods. 

Why did I need my mini spatula?  To scoop up tiny letters for my Diagonal Page, of course. 
This is my first time using my Tim Holtz die to cut letters. The die works great but its not so easy to place all those little letters right where I wanted them.  Enter my kitchen tools.  My mini spatula and my frosting spreader help a great deal.  I used the spreader to mash down my letters once I started gluing.  I love gel medium as a glue. It gave me enough time to move the letters so I could place them exactly where I wanted them. The other tool I could not do without is my "pokie tool" aka paper 
piercer.  It's great for picking up tiny pieces and moving things around on a page.  

This page was done with strips of paper left on my desk as well as several different gelli prints.   The quote is one of mine.  I lived on the straight and narrow for a long time.  It was safe but pretty darn boring.  The diagonal path sometimes takes longer but it's a lot more fun!

Link to: October Gelli Party, Gelli Arts Facebook page, Paint Party Friday


  1. Those strips of color and pattern are magnificent! So glad you shared this with the party!

  2. Absolutely blimmin' marvelous!!! :0)

  3. I LOVE IT!!! I love the ripped strips...the colors are so perfect! I think that might be my second favorite Boo quote ever...number one will probably always be when you told me : "Maybe you think you are going to be a red rose when in reality... you are Sweet Red Clover. You may be so busy looking for roses that you miss the pretty red clover... Look around... you are there." That was a life changing Boo quote for me...I feel like I've come so far because you made me realize I was looking at things the wrong way!

    Just like your quote today, "the diagonal is more fun"...we gotta do it our way! Boo, you always have the best advice, even when you aren't writing it for me, it always strikes the chord and makes my heart happy! <3<3<3

  4. great cooking :)
    I love this piece, Boo.
    Also: Thank you so much for stopping by my blog so frequently - it's alwasy appreciated :)

    1. Jana, I love to see what you've been up too... I'm a fan of birds in art. :)

  5. Thanks for the hint - wonderful page and your words of wisdom are so true!!