Quick Art Journal Play When You Have a Minute


Finally managed to find some free time in between the washing, ironing, cooking and looking after the kids? Feeling an overwhelming need to make something pretty but only have half an hour? Sounds so true to many of us, right?
Art journalling is the answer – you can take as much or as little time as you want/have; you can make it as ellaborated or as simple as your creative muse tells you. There is no right or wrong way of journalling – there’s only your way!

So grab your Tattered Angels Paints and 7gypsies papers, find some scraps you have lying about on your craft table and doing our Crew members, Tracy Dickson and Sheri Levitt, on their creative adventures into the art journalling world.


Tracy Dickson

quick art journal tattered angels mixed media

‘I had used deli paper to clean my stencil and soak up extra glimmer mist while making a project for the CCB May Challenge. There were also scraps of paper and canvas fringe sitting on my desk, so when I had an hour to play, I grabbed my journal and made a quick page using those items.’ – shares her inspiration Tracy.

quick art journal tattered angels mixed media

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Chalkboard – Inchworm

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Mallard
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint – TurquoiseWhiteLight Pink
Scraps from 7Gypsies Ordre du Jour paper pad – 8×8 pad
Scraps of Canvas Corp Canvas Fringe
Dylusions Journal
Printed deli paper
Collage Pauge
Master’s Touch Gesso
Home made stencils
Hand Carved Stamp
Hand Made Modern paint – daffodil and 14K gold
Stabilo All pencils in Black and Blue
Text stamp
Date stamp
Staz-On Ink Pad – Stone Grey

Catalyst Wedge
Heat gun
Catalyst paint brush
Spray bottle
Water brush

You can see more of Tracy’s art on her Instagram.


Sheri Levitt


A slightly different page from Sheri where she used strips of washing, some rub-ns and paint to create the layered background.

quick art journal tattered angels mixed media

‘I was having little play in my junk journal and did this quick page.’ – captures the journalling idea Sheri.

quick art journal tattered angels mixed media

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Jack Frost, Kiwi
7gypsies Architextures 8×8 paper pad
7gypsies Architectures Parchment R
creative notebook
Americana Neon craft paint Electric Blue
Americana craft paint Citron Green
Home made Stencil
Bubble wrap
Tim Holtz Mini snips

As you can see, art is not necessarily a long and thought-requiring process. Our Crew members did their quick pages is about an hour and the results are amazing!

Make sure you keep stopping by to see more of their work both in our Collective on Facebook and here, on our blog.

Have a great day!


Canvas Corp Brands is the home of Tattered Angels, 7Gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics). We are a manufacturer of surfaces, paint and vintage reproductions coming to you from Springdale, Arkansas.

'Quick Art Journal Play When You Have a Minute' have 2 comments

  1. May 20, 2017 @ 10:06 am Linda Simpson

    Brilliant Journal page!
    Linda xx


  2. May 23, 2017 @ 6:24 am Olivia



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