Accordion Art Journal Video

Here’s the video version tutorial for making a Mini Accordion Art Journal. See more details in the written Tutorial here. Living Coram Deo & freely wholeSDG!~ Liberty Subscribe to my email list in the sidebar and get notifications of future posts on this website. Join me on Facebook, Like & Follow my Freely Whole public page.To share Soul Care Creativity, join my Freely Whole Creative Community on Facebook,and Follow @FreelyWhole on Instagram and hashtag your creations #freelywholecreative Please consider supporting Freely Whole ministries. Your support helps me to continue to provide Soul Healing content, to empower you and others to… Continue reading

Accordion Art Journal

This easy to make, and fun to use mini Art Journal will make creating a breeze. Make this journal with just 3 simple paper supplies plus basic tools. Then you can get creative with any type of art work you please on the inner pages. Supplies: For this journal you need 1) mixed media or water color paper—for inner pages, 2 sheets, 9×12”. 2) chip board—for book covers—At least medium weight. I recommend heavier than cereal/cracker boxes, something more like a HEAVY backing from a paper pad or at least 2 layers of food box. 1/2 page size is plenty…. Continue reading

John 14:16-17—Mixed Media

After my crazy busy last 2 weeks, I’m trying to take a bit of time for creating. This week I’m taking part in Encounters in Colour by Jenna Burne, a free online Christian Art Journaling Retreat. I’m really trying to follow directions, to incorporate some different techniques, styles and outcomes than my usual. But of course, retaining my own uniqueness. 😁 Mixed Media is a great style for creative Scripture Journaling—for anyone! Truly anyone can do it, no art training or experience needed. It’s all about the process, and meditating on God’s Word, as you create layers with simple techniques…. Continue reading

Rest—Mixed Media Page

Rest is a mixed media page that was created in my “She Created a Life She Loves” journal, a book I designed for creatively representing things in my life that I love. Things that I or God has purposely added to my new life to bring beauty and joy. If you haven’t seen this journal, there is a process post for making it, here. This page represents the Rest I find in Him, and a part of my life I created that I love—my comfy, cozy place where I find rest. Where He makes me to lie down, and restores… Continue reading

Card Time

Every so often I give you an update on recently made cards, for inspiration in making your own. Card making is an enjoyable paper craft that doesn’t have to involve complex techniques nor loads of time nor over the top creativity and brain power. It can be relaxing and fun, yet still beautiful. And it shares a unique piece of your heart and love with the recipient. As always, if you want more details on process or supplies, just ask! Go Create! For your own well being and blessing others. Living Coram Deo & freely wholeSDG!~ Liberty Subscribe to my… Continue reading

TN Journal Folio

Journaling can be a hugely helpful tool in healing and self-care. Having beautiful journals to write in can bring a spot of brightness to our situation, that may be very dark, ugly, and painful. That is why I make journals for myself, and post so much about journal making. Not only is the creative process of making custom, artisan journals an outlet for our creativity, calming, and healing, but the finished, uniquely-made journal is a beautiful place for us to document our journey in life—the good as well as the bad, in our healing process. I love Traveler’s Notebook sized… Continue reading

Beautiful?

I’m sure beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Color. Shape. Pattern. And beauty goes far beyond the sense of sight. To our other senses. Scent. Texture. Sound. Our Emotions can be triggered by any of these. Many things make something beautiful to us. Today, I found beauty in paper. Now, you know I LOVE color. And I LOVE pattern. Like in the paper I made this Folio from about three weeks ago. But today’s beauty is found in an even more simple pleasure. It’s still paper. But very little color or design. I spent a little time… Continue reading

Unique Embossed Pocket & Tag

Want a quick project with a variety of techniques, that aren’t too involved or time consuming, but will satisfy your creativity and provide some calming soul care time? The bonus is you’ll have a unique birthday or other greeting card, or journal insert, when you’re finished! This Embossed Pocket with Tag is like the one in the last post, that was in the Envelope Folio, but this one has a different look to it. And even though the color palette is still neutral, this time I went with greys and black rather than browns. There are slight differences in technique… Continue reading

Distress Envelope Folio with Inserts

This folio is a totally different aesthetic and construct than the one in my last creativity post, but I love it just as much. This one was inspired by the new Tim Holtz Chapter 3 release video. I’ve made many envelope folios before, but the look of this one just begged me to make it—my way. Many repetitive techniques go into this, so it isn’t a quick and easy project. But it is fun, and turns out so amazing. The components are 2 small envelopes, a pocket and a tag. The techniques include stamping, embossing, ink spraying and smooshing, ink… Continue reading