Women are Sensitive Art Journal Page

women are senstive

“Women are sensitive, they tend to overthink every little thing and they care way more than they should, but that’s what makes their love so strong.”

Kush and Wizdom

I had fun with this layout done in my magazine turned art journal.  They left side is hand lettering on top of gesso.  I added my own artwork of a brain, and a heart from a digital collage sheet by Cemerony.  On the right side, I painted over the original magazine image, and added a book page collage with some of the things that occupy a woman’s mind.

closeup so much on my mind

Here is what the original page from the Oct/Nov 2010 issue of Real Simple Magazine looked like:

original page

Finally, in the bottom corner, I stamped some words of advice to myself!

keep it simple

Mask Making How To


A quick and easy way to make an interesting writing “spot” in your art journal is to use a mask.  It blocks the paint to leave a blank space for writing.

m1  m2

The first step is to find an image that you want to use in a magazine.  Carefully cut out the image.  Simpler images usually work better.

m3 m4

Taking a page already prepped with a coat of gesso, decide where you want the blocked area to be.  I turned my image over so I could still use this lovely lady elsewhere if I choose to. Add a tiny touch of glue, or rubber cement to hold the image in place.


I used Montana Gold spray paint (the kind used by graffiti artists) to make a quick design on the pages.  These paints are great because you can order different size nozzles according to the kind of painting you want to do, and they come in a gazillion different colors!  I ordered mine from Plaza Art Supply.


And there you have a lovely page ready for more embellishing and writing!