Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Art Journal, Helmar & Faber-Castell

Greetings!!! Is everyone surviving the holiday rush?
I just finished taking 30 Days in Your Journal with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer...it finished up Nov. 30th and I was so sad. I really did journal every day and posted it on Flickr. What was I going to do? I was on a roll ...but Julie came to the rescue with an idea of 25 Days Until Christmas journaling prompts.

So with my trusty HELMAR Adhesives and the awesome Faber Castell products I set to work. I'm pleased to share with you what I've created up to today...the 18th of Dec. 

Cover Page: What is interesting about this page was I used a catalog cover but I did not use a Helmar adhesive to adhere it to my page...I know as I hang my head in shame. You can see that the cover did not adhere flat, it wrinkled here and there...lesson learn...ONLY USE HELMAR!

Days 1-5: I found these great cookie pictures in the Dec. 2011 edition of Food Network Magazine and just knew I had to use them...this time I adhered these pictures with HELMAR Decoupage and Craft Paste. The difference...no buckling! The journaling was completed with my trusty Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.
Days 1-5
Days 6-10: More catalog pictures adhered the correct waay with Helmar Decoupage and Craft Paste and journaling done with Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pen.
Days 6-10
Days 11-18: On this page I knew I was running out of time and energy but I didn't want to give up. I searched through my stash and found these great journaling circles...I've had them for awhile and I can't tell you who made them. This time I pulled out the Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens in great colors to complete the journalling. 
Days 11-18

Days 11-18 b


I hope you enjoyed my journal pages. By using the best products from HELMAR and Faber-Castell it makes the ability to create so easy.


  1. What fun to see your pages. I love the way you stenciled the flowers on part of one of your journaling circles. So much eye candy here!

  2. You have had fun with those images and creating journal pages full of color, happy holidays to you and the family

  3. Great ideas with wonderful results.

  4. Nice work! I love your colourful background :-) Faber Castell PITT pens are my fave too!

  5. love the journaling pages! such great combinations, yummi!

  6. Gorgeous journal pages, wonderful colours

  7. My your blog is full of inspiration Martha!! Love visiting ;)

  8. LOVE LOVE LOVE all your work... You are such a gifted artist!!! Won't you be happy when you can "play" with your art more???



Thanks I he{ART} hearing from you!