art journal | dream bigger

Hi! Today I am sharing a bright and happy art journal layout that I did on my 6×6 disc bound journal. I am featuring the stamp set Squeaky Friends designed by my super talented friend Olga Heldwein for AALL & Create.

For my page I combined lots of fun mixed media techniques and I shares many tips. So grab your cup and enjoy!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

For a step by step tutorial on how I created this page please check the video above. All products are links at the end of this blog post.

supplies

Below you can find a list of all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

AALL & Create SQUEAKY FRIENDS 290 A6…
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ARTEZA Mixed Media Pad (pack of 2)
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Darkroom Door HANDWRITTEN SCRIPT…
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Faber-Castell – Mix and Match -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Ranger Ink – Wendy Vecchi – Archival…
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Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
[ SSS ]
Me and My Big Ideas – Create 365…
[ SBC ]
Waffle Flower Crafts – Water Media Mat
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz -…
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Mini MISTI – Most Incredible Stamp…
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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17 Comments

  1. Debbie F. said:

    First, please do not make the videos shorter! I appreciate every detail you share and find it all invaluable. (If anything I would vote for longer videos!!!) This is one of my absolute favorite art journal pages that you have done. So bright and colorful and I love those squirrels as well as the sentiments. And the techniques you share with the grass and the sky … I can’t wait to give it a try. I remember a while back you did an art journal page where you used bits of paper to make a tile like background. I tried that technique and liked it and then forgot about it! Time to bring it back. Great way to use up pattern paper. Thank you so much, Vicky, for a fun-filled and inspiring video! I think I’m going to use that type of background for an art journal page about the beach/sea!

    February 12, 2020
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  2. Allison F said:

    Please keep your art journal pages coming! They are so much fun to watch. Don’t change a thing – they are perfect as is. Thank you for always inspiring the rest of us.

    February 12, 2020
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  3. Ann Kulseth said:

    I agree … don’t change a thing. I love your videos and and look forward to each and every one!

    February 12, 2020
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  4. Lagene said:

    Very inspiring creation! I love hearing and seeing all the details of your creative process!

    February 12, 2020
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  5. Love this page, I love that you do a lot of different techniques and explain them so well. Don’t change a thing about your videos, I love seeing the whole process. I also love that you always put some kind of encouraging and/or uplifting quote. Thanks for sharing your talent with us.

    February 12, 2020
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  6. Marian Hillier said:

    Hi Vicky – I just love your videos and hope you do not shorten them. I really enjoy seeing what you are creating and how you create each space on your journal page. I am going to be doing a journal of a 10 day bus trip my husband and I took to the Netherlands last year. We live in Canada so it was truly a trip of a lifetime. I have been watching your videos and getting some great ideas and techniques. You also make things so interesting. Than k you so much.

    February 12, 2020
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  7. Barbara pratt said:

    I love everything you make! Especially art journal pages. My absolute favorite are the flowers. I also enjoy your voice, ( is that weird)? Your accent is wonderful and I just love listening to you! Please keep up the posts, they always make my day🧑🏻‍🦳

    February 12, 2020
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  8. Julie L said:

    Love your art journal videos (and all the tips and techniques you share). I watch them on my treadmill (25 min program), so longer is even better 😉. I often watch your 10 cards videos (even older ones) to pass the time—it’s my reward for daily exercise. I started using Nuvo deluxe adhesive after you recom it 2 or 3 yrs ago. It is the BEST. Thanks for the suggestion.

    February 12, 2020
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  9. Marcie Lovett said:

    So cute, Vicky! I love seeing all the techniques you use.

    February 13, 2020
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  10. Debbie P said:

    Please don’t make your videos shorter. You pages are fantastic. I learn so much from your videos. Love them all.

    February 13, 2020
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  11. Deborah said:

    Hi Vicky

    I couldn’t help but smile and laugh when you said your squirrels are going to be living in your art journal. When you were doing the paper taring I wasn’t sure if I was going to like that technique. But after you had finished the coloring and layering. I was surprised that you couldn’t even tell it was torn paper. A lot of your backgrounds are pieces of art all on their own.
    Your videos when it comes to art journaling especially, is the only one I watch. For reasons others seem to be blabbering on about whatever. They take to long to start.
    I like watching all your videos no matter how lengthy. I always have my coffee. You always show and explain everything you’re doing while you’re doing it.
    When I’m in my art room I find a video of yours and off we go. We may not be physically making art together. But you are there in the background.
    And I find your voice soothing. Because of that it has helped me on some of my down days.

    February 13, 2020
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  12. Jeana Riehl said:

    Please NOOOOOOO! Don’t make the videos shorter. I love watching everything you do and knowing the why behind it. I’ve learned so much from you 😁
    I do have one complaint though. When you were making the rays you said you choose freehand because ” you don’t need everything”. YES I DO!!!😂😂
    Thanks for all you do

    February 13, 2020
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  13. Collette said:

    This is adorable. I feel bad that I only see your work when I log onto Facebook, which is rare. You certainly still have the magic touch.

    February 13, 2020
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  14. Henriëtte said:

    I love this adorable page Vicky, great to see how you made this.
    For me the step by step videos are not to long, I love them and the way you explain everything, please let them stay the same.
    Thank you so much for showing your awesome work and have a great week.

    Question: I this Arteza paper realy white?

    February 13, 2020
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  15. Nikki said:

    Hello Niki here 😊😊
    Really love all your videos. I’ve watched other art journal videos but had to stop shortly in to the video, as I’ve found them boring and long winded.
    Yours I might add are perfect! Please don’t change a thing!
    From the moment you start with your ‘Vicky here ‘, I’m glued until the end.
    Thank you for sharing your ideas and inspiration.
    Nikki

    February 16, 2020
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    • NICe by Nicola said:

      Nikki here again !
      Just a little thought, I design stencils , could I send a couple to you please. For you to use?
      Thanks for your time
      Nikki
      [email protected]

      February 16, 2020
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  16. Phinny said:

    Love, love, love your art journal pages and process. Pls keep them as is with all the detail. So inspiring!

    March 1, 2020
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