Art Journal | life is a canvas

Today I am back with an art journal layout! I know you have been asking for a new layout for a long time. So here we go!

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I had this idea of turning some paint tubes into butterflies and I am so happy with how this turned out!

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I worked on my moleskine sketchbook and I used a ton on my favorite mixed media techniques! I combined acrylics with chalk paints, stencils and stamps, I did some paper piecing and I added splashed and even fabric!

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Here are some more close- up photos so you can see all the details and the texture!

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You can enjoy this art journal tutorial video below or at my YouTube channel

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30 Comments

  1. Terresa Wood said:

    Love this Jornal page. You inspire me. Thank you.

    January 14, 2017
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  2. Ann said:

    Amazing work. Love watching your videos . You are a great inspiration. Keep creating

    January 14, 2017
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  3. Marie-Pierre Ferrer-Debouches said:

    I really love your work. Je suis fan ! Bravo 👏👏👏

    January 14, 2017
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  4. Lissa Kadlec said:

    This page is so beautiful, Vicky! I haven’t tried tried art journalling yet, but you are inspiring me to want to!

    January 14, 2017
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  5. Teresa Stevens said:

    How do you find the time? Your Art Journal pages are so inspiring. Many questions…do you pre-plan your pages or just “go with it?” Thank you for sharing!

    January 14, 2017
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  6. Michelle said:

    WOW, your work never ceases to amaze me! Simply spectacular! I loved how you used those letters around the circle. I would not have though to use mine to do that!

    January 14, 2017
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  7. Holly M. said:

    Great art journal page! Love it! Those butterflies are fabulous.

    January 14, 2017
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  8. Kris Boydstun said:

    Every time I watch you create I learn something new. I love that you cut that big background stamp to a small size. I have several of these big stamps that I hardly ever use. What a great idea to stretch the use of the stamps! T hank you so much!

    January 14, 2017
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  9. Richell said:

    Always so excited when it’s Vicky Art Journal Day! 🙂 You never disappoint – love, love, love to watch your work and your creativity! Thanks for sharing! Good to have you back! 🙂

    January 14, 2017
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  10. Peggy K said:

    Always amazed at how the white highlight lines make the butterflies look glossy. Thank you for sharing, Vicky. I really look forward to your videos.

    January 14, 2017
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  11. Angela Rose said:

    Lovely. It gives me inspiration for some small art cards i have been wanting to make my hair stylist. Is tjere anyway possible that you would send me a piece of cardstock stamped with a couple of those butterflies and paint tubes ? I was thinking i could mask the paint lable and sketch in hair color lables ! And her logo is Tawnas Aura. And she is going through big changes with her hair studio so this just seemed so perfect !!!
    I love your beautiful work and your voice 😊 i look forward to your reply.
    Angela.

    January 14, 2017
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  12. Kathy P said:

    Totally awesome, Vicky, as always! Love how you used the rub on stars, splitting them up to accent the page. And love those Paper Artsy Stamps so much! Such wonderful inspiration again today—thank you!

    January 14, 2017
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  13. Barbara Schatzmann said:

    Beautiful! Stunningly beautiful, Vicky! Woah!

    January 14, 2017
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  14. Marcie Lovett said:

    I love how you built up the background and used all the different stamps. The finished page is wonderful!

    January 15, 2017
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  15. Celeste Goff said:

    Vicky, I always get a little excited when I see your blog entries pop up in my email box. You always do such beautiful work and this art journal page is no exception! It’s just gorgeous!

    January 15, 2017
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  16. Cynthia said:

    You Inspire me! I would love to know your process. Do you plan your entire layout first or do you start with a theme and wing it?

    January 15, 2017
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  17. Maureen Chandler said:

    I could watch you create every day – love your art journal and all your cards too! Thank you for all you share – and you always inspire me!!!

    January 15, 2017
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  18. Absolutely love this layout. The sentiment is wonderful and the whole layout is perfect with it. Thanks for sharing this with us, I sooooo enjoy watching you create.

    January 15, 2017
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  19. Shirley said:

    Awesome art journal page. Great texture, beautiful colors and terrific detail…thank you for the inspiration.

    January 15, 2017
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  20. Deborah said:

    Love it! Add to the list of another favorite.

    January 15, 2017
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  21. Lagene said:

    Gorgeous journal pages! Thanks for the great video!

    January 15, 2017
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  22. Teresa Doyle said:

    I am so inspired (AND excited!) Vicky to FINALLY start my art journal. One year ago, I didn’t even think I would ever WANT to try this but after watching your art journal videos this past year I actually can’t wait. So I think today is the day! 2017 is going mark the beginning of my journey in art journalling. Wish me luck!

    January 15, 2017
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  23. Diana W said:

    Your creativity is amazing. Every piece is fresh and lovely. Thanks so much for sharing..

    January 15, 2017
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  24. Juliana said:

    Thank you for sharing this gorgeous page. When you do it it always seems so simple when in fact it isn’t. But you just know exactly which element has to be placed in which position so that the result is stunning. I am learning so much from you, beautiful work!

    January 15, 2017
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  25. Lide said:

    You amazed me every time. Beautiful work! Greetings from Croatia!

    January 16, 2017
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  26. Tracy W said:

    Wow, a fabulous and inspiring page. Thank you for sharing. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

    January 16, 2017
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  27. Daria said:

    Love this page. You are so creative. There was a stamp you said that had and cut it into a smaller piece that looks like canvas. Is it available somewhere, who’s product?

    January 18, 2017
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  28. Allison said:

    Hi Vicky! A gorgeous layout, as always. TFS:)

    January 21, 2017
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  29. Collette said:

    I absolutely adore watching your videos on how you make your journal pages. Lovely job !

    January 29, 2017
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