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Soul Art Day 2018 – May 23

Today is International Soul Art Day and all artists, healers, creators of any kind, and visionaries are called to create art today more than any other day. It’s perfect occasion to let go fear of creating art and try something new if you like.   Just like I did: I’m not familiar with collage art. Not long ago, I’ve seen some kind of collage art on Pinterest and decided to give it a try: it’s not my style at all and I’m wondering what journal would …

Blue shades

It’s been more than a year!

Hello dear creative soul!   It’s been more than a year since I last posted here! It’s been sooo long! I have somehow (like completely!) neglected posting on the blog, but all this time I continued to create art in my journals, especially in one journal in particular – the one that allowed me to sketch real quick and only use mostly dry medium. I miss a lot painting with acrylics and getting my fingers dirty in the process, but then packing all back after …

packaging paper abstract art journal page by Cristina Parus @

Abstract marks on packaging paper

The easiest and least expensive way to make an art journal is by using packaging paper you have around the house. You’ve seen already my mini packaging paper journal I posted on the blog last year. I still have plenty of pages to fill in and so many ideas!  Cel mai usor si economic mod de  crea un art jurnal este folosind hartie de impachetat pe care probabil o aveti prin casa. Ati vazut deja mini-jurnalul facut in hartie de impachetat pe care l-am postat anul trecut. …

11+ artists that inspired me over the time - Cristina Parus @

11+ artists that inspired my art journey

I remember when I started with art journaling..! So many pages, so many artists! I felt overwhelmed by the variety of styles and mediums I had discovered in such a short time just by searching  old Google. There are many artists that inspired me to create over the time. Most of them offer online classes, although I haven’t take many of them. I rather preferred to create my own version of their journal pages & canvas and evolve from there.

Mixed Media Portrait on a brown packaging paper art journal by Cristina Parus

Brown paper art journal face

Although at first I thought it’s going to be a pain in the @ss drawing and painting on brown packaging paper, now I kinda started to love it. I wrote about this journal and how I made it here. Now I had to try more wet media to see how it reacts to it. I was surprised to see that the paper not only that it’s still in one piece after applying the inks, acrylics and watercolor pencils, but these barely show on the other …