Art journal Halloween

I get so many emails and comments asking for an art journal Halloween layout! So although we do not celebrate Halloween in Greece I just had to make one after popular demand.

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I had so much fun creating this scene! I created everything out of colorful paper and I did a lot of collage.

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I did embellish the boots with some faux stitching and gems that I colored with alcohol marker.

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For my background I used pan pastels. They are so soft and easy to blend that you can create awesome backgrounds in seconds.

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I did some stamping with versamark ink on the background for the tone on tone look and you can see the technique in the video.

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All shading is done with my big brush markers but I do demonstrate in the video alternative ways to add shading, based on what you have or what you can find easily.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies:

Here are all the supplies used in the video. Click on any of the images to shop or to find out more details!


Thank you all for visiting today! Have a great Sunday 🙂

49 Comments

  1. Mona Lundeborg said:

    Love it! Saw the video over at Youtube!

    Awesome colors and such a cute layout! Thanks for sharing!!

    Have a lovely day! Greetings from Sweden! 🙂

    September 27, 2015
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  2. Ann K said:

    Your art journaling is amazing!!!! You totally blow me away – each and every time! Your artistic talent is superb!!!! LOVE IT! I look forward to the next video.

    September 27, 2015
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  3. angel said:

    Uwielbiam Twoje prace! Bardzo mnie inspirują 🙂
    Pozdrawiam z Polski 🙂
    Love it!
    Greetings from Poland 🙂

    September 27, 2015
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  4. Nan said:

    Your talent amazes me each & every time you create a new page. Thanks for sharing!

    September 27, 2015
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  5. Heather said:

    This was such a fun layout – it always amazes me to see the results of your paperpiecing.

    September 27, 2015
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  6. Eva said:

    Dear Vicky, we don’t celebrate Halloween in my country, but still, I love it. This Halloween art journal page is my favorite! You made my day 🙂 Hugs, Eva.

    September 27, 2015
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  7. Jean Marmo said:

    Oh my goodness! I just love this!!!

    September 27, 2015
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  8. BunnyD said:

    You sure got all the elements right for someone who doesn’t celebrate Halloween! What a great page! Super colours! The pan pastels are amazing!

    September 27, 2015
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  9. Sherrie said:

    Yeah!!!!! I woke up this morning and was surprised with your new video. I could watch your videos all day. I love all your different techniques and various paints and markers. You are so inspiring. Thank you so very much.

    September 27, 2015
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  10. JOAN SMITH said:

    Happy Sunday Vicky….after all you made mine Happy your Halloween Art Journal page is Faboolous….OMG I so had the best time watching you create it…..I was totally captivated I mean totally awestruck by what you did…..You so did a Wicked Awesome outstanding creative job!!
    Your artistic skills are off the charts….and the fact that you drew everything in camera and fussy cut each thing was faboolou and you did it with such ease….and love how you explain everything as you go……your Tips, Tricks & Techniques are like Non other….I am the luckiest gal in the world to be able to sit and watch you in creative action…LOL I’m in my own zone as I watch you along with thousands of others as well. Girl you spread your whole lot of happy around the world….You so made my day!1 YOU ROCK!!

    September 27, 2015
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    • gwen long said:

      She is something, isn’t she. Love her work and cheer when I see a new one. My attempts end up turning out better because of the way she explains things.

      September 28, 2015
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  11. shereen said:

    Wonderful as always. Those boots are ‘to die for’. Thanks for all the inspiration

    September 27, 2015
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  12. Alice said:

    Super cute, love the bright colors, oh heck I love everything about the card, job well done!!

    September 27, 2015
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  13. Jane Brogli said:

    I love watching you make the journal pages. Happy Halloween!

    September 27, 2015
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  14. Shari said:

    Amazing layout! Thanks so much for taking the time to do a video. I love watching you create.

    September 27, 2015
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  15. Oh my goodness… I absolutely love this one!!! This one is now my absolute favorite!!!
    You are totally amazing!!! I love to watch you create you art journal pages!! They really inspire me and I hope some day that I can become at least half as good as you!!!

    September 27, 2015
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  16. Andrea-rose said:

    I simply love it! Halloween the best for decorating. Love the boots especially.

    September 27, 2015
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  17. Marcie Lovett said:

    Wonderful journal page, Vicky!

    September 27, 2015
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  18. Daphne Baker said:

    Awesome! For someone who doesn’t celebrate, you’ve got it down pat! Great job!

    September 27, 2015
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  19. Christi Hicks said:

    I loved the process video for this page. It was so cool watching the flat paper come to life.

    September 27, 2015
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  20. Sherry107 said:

    Thank you for a great video!! I loved seeing all of the techniques you used! ANd just subscribed to your YouTube!

    September 27, 2015
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  21. Barbara B said:

    LOVED the Halloween theme. Excellent lay out. Such talent.

    September 27, 2015
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  22. Maureen Chandler said:

    This is fantastic – I just absolutely love it! I could watch your videos over and over and thank you so much for making them and sharing your incredible talent!!!

    September 27, 2015
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  23. Julie said:

    Cute layout–I love the quote!

    September 28, 2015
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  24. Tracy Tanner said:

    When I saw this layout I actually gasped! It is so adorable. I never miss a layout or card you make. You are inspiring and I love getting ideas from you. Thank so much for taking the time to share.

    September 28, 2015
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  25. Rosario said:

    I love your journal layouts. I’d love to start my own but don’t know what to do with them once they’re done.
    What do you do with your journals?
    Thank you for sharing them.

    September 28, 2015
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    • Vicky said:

      I don’t feel I have to do something with them, art journaling is just a way to express my creativity. They give me joy while making them. And it is something for me, not for display, so I can be as free as I want. I do take them with me on my travels to show them to my workshop students as a portfolio and I do hand them to friends to look through them when they visit. When they are in my craft room they sit on the shelf open on a different layout each week and decorate my room.

      September 28, 2015
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  26. Celeste Goff said:

    Oh Vicky, this art journal entry is amazing! I love all of the wonderful details and those autumn colors are gorgeous!

    September 28, 2015
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  27. Wendy said:

    Hello Vicky, I always enjoy your process art journal pages. Your art relating to autumn is a favorite of mine as fall is my favorite season of the year. Especially love the sentiment as it is a take on Nancy Sinatra’s song, “These Boots Are Made For Walking”. So fun!!

    September 28, 2015
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  28. Richell said:

    Yippee! An art journal from Vicky! I love this so much! Wow, I could watch these all day long. This one is adorable so thank you for doing a Halloween page for us. Speaking of future pages, I would love to see one of a Christmas landscape with snowmen and Christmas trees. Whimsical. The one you made with the snowmen for the class in Italy was precious! Wish we had a video of that one. Thanks for sharing your talent with us! It is such a joy to watch!!!

    September 28, 2015
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  29. Great layout, I’m not a huge Halloween fan, but this layout is so cute! I love that you used Pan Pastels, I have a set, but don’t use them often as I haven’t known too much about them. Would love to see you use them more. Thanks!

    September 28, 2015
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  30. Cheryl L. said:

    That is an awesome layout!! I love it. All the little details make all the difference!

    September 28, 2015
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  31. gwen long said:

    Wow! This page really shows us what a true artist you are. . Your pages are always amazing, but this one just “takes the cake”, (or is that just an American Expression?) The brush tip, and demonstration about different shading tools, both are well received. I join everyone else in thanking you for the treat you leave in our e-mail box every few days.

    September 28, 2015
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  32. Elena Las said:

    Your art journal pages are always AWESOME and this one follows the same rule! I LOVED all your hand-cutted pieces, especially the boots and the skirt, and loved your coloring too! Your quote is totally inspired! We don’t celebrate Halloween in Greece but it is a great art theme, isn’t it???! <3 <3 <3

    September 28, 2015
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  33. Priss said:

    I Love it!!!! Thanks for the tutorial and the lovely ideas.

    September 28, 2015
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  34. Mary-Anne V. said:

    Gorgeous deep fall colours on this art journal.

    September 28, 2015
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  35. Michelle said:

    I love this! By far, my favorite! I love “cutesy” halloween.

    September 28, 2015
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  36. Roxanna W said:

    You are awesome, just saying!!! Love to watch your videos and wishing you were my neighbor, so you could teach me in person. Lol!

    September 28, 2015
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  37. Carlene Jacobsen said:

    Amazing Vickie, your drawing skills are awesome. Thank you for making my day!

    September 28, 2015
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  38. Jo Ann said:

    Delightful!! Your creativity and artistry never fail to amaze. Thank you for sharing.

    September 28, 2015
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  39. Chris said:

    Cute, cute, cute! I really enjoyed watching you make this journal page. You are very talented and I enjoy watching your videos. I learn a lot from you. Thank you for sharing.

    September 28, 2015
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  40. D. Erickson said:

    Love the page! It makes me want to sit down and do something in my art journal. If I don’t have the pan pastels, what can I use in their place that will work with the versa mark? Also the Big Brush Marker shown is brown and when I click on it, it takes me to one with that name but it is blue. I wanted to double check on the marker color. Thanks, I look forward the next page!

    September 29, 2015
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    • Vicky said:

      You need to check on their site to get the “caput mortum” color. That is the brown marker I use all the time. Hope that helps.

      October 1, 2015
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  41. Lyn said:

    Thankyou Vicky! once again a lovely art journal page, I am so happy to watch your pages explode with colour and imagination. I love the way you use a variety of products giving the viewer a taste of some amazing products available.
    Every time after watching your latest art journal page I can not wait until the next one is shown.
    Greetings from Australia!

    September 30, 2015
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  42. hanna said:

    Dear Vicky.
    I also don’t celebrate halloween,
    however your work with such layout & details is awsome! Great!!
    This time you encouraged me “again” to try out!
    Thank you!!

    September 30, 2015
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  43. Cristy said:

    I have been so patiently awaiting for an art journal layout, and despite my lack of enthusiasm for Halloween celebrations, your layout was totally inspiring and adorable.
    I sometimes struggle with proportions in my work ups, challenged to fit different size elements together. The witch cat and broom are perfect!

    From colorful Colorado,
    ~Cristy

    October 1, 2015
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    • Cristy said:

      P.S. Love the twist on Nancy Sinatra’s famous tune.

      October 1, 2015
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  44. Cristina Gomes da Silva said:

    I love Fall! This page is very beautiful.

    October 2, 2015
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  45. Amy B. said:

    I LOVE this! I smiled the whole way through.

    October 10, 2015
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