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Travelling Art Journal – May 2017, group 1

June is here, which means it’s time to share with you the first part of the May travels of our Art Journals. Our Crew is spread all over the world and the journals are slowly making their way visiting the fabulous places filling up with beautiful, one-off pieces of art.

As usual, the entries are full of Tattered Angels colours, gypsy musings and Canvas Corp embellishments. Each of them is completely different but all are full of passion and soul.

See for yourself…


‘My inspiration came out of being diagnosed and treated for anaemia and the feeling it gave me to at last be able to do the things I really wanted to do without feeeling exhausted or in other words, breaking free.’

Products used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze: Blue Oasis, Sweet Pea and Paradise Pink


‘When I saw Shannon Green outlining stenciled pages, I thought that would be a very cool technique to use for this journaling. And the result looked like wallpaper to me so I hung a frame up as well as some books that could be on a shelf next to it!’

Products used:
7gypsies Gypsy Moments papers 
Architextures 8×8 pad 
Lost treasure Manila madness
Architextures Tall Base: Rosette
Tattered Angels mists: SapphirePomegranate, Coffee Shop


Products used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Red Tipped Roses and Kiwi
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint: White, Red and Black
7gypsies American Vintage Paper


‘I am totally in love with everything Architextures! For this page I used scraps of various papers as well as Rub-Ons and pieces from a Parlour Junque Pack. All that covered in Tattered Angels Paints – it’s just layers of texture and colour!’

Ewelina used:
7gypsies Architextures Junque Pack – Parlour
7gypsies Architextures Parchment Rub-Ons: Inspire
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Mist: Clover
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer: Classy Green


‘Unlock those Doors!!! Ever have those times when you just need to give yourself that extra push – stepping up and stepping out and take a chance!!! It’s never too late.’

7gypsies Wanderlust 12×12 paper: Open New Doors
7gypsies Gypsy Moments 12×12 paper: Poses and Reflections
Canvas Corp 12×12 paper: French Script on Ivory
Tattered Angels Starter Kit: Brights


‘I wanted to create something messy and dark. And here it is’

7gypsies Maritime 12×12 paper: Poisson (fish)
7gypsies Architextures 12×12 paper: Art Wall


Canvas Corp Handmade paper: Embossed floral – Burnish
7gypsies Cling stamps – Frames
7gypsies Gypsy Moments – Express yourself 12×12 paper

7gypsies Gypsy Moments – Poses and reflections 12×12 paper


I was inspired by this quote – To travel is like a feather in the wind – the adventure is unknown until you arrive at the destination. I wanted to play with the new Feather Architextures! I added texture with modeling paste as well as with the burlap, canvas and feather.’
Architextures Tall Base: Feathers
Canvas Corp Mix and Match pad – Sand and Sea
Glimmer Mist Starter Kit – Brights
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Coffee Shop


‘When I was going through my CCB stuff, I read this quote – and I immediately had a picture in my head, how I would use it on a page. And this is what I came up with.’

List of supplies:
7gypsies Maritime collection
Canvas Corp Mix & Match Pad Spring Showers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Dried Lavender, Jack Frost, Black Cherry, Curious, Chartreuse


‘This art journal page was the first piece of art I’ve made since my big move! It was inspired by how much life can change some times and how things always seem to fall into place, even if they don’t always end up how we thought they would.’

7gypsies Mixed Media Junque Pack
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Black Cherry and Fully Purple
Tattered Angels High Impact Paint Red, Turquoise, Blue and White
Tattered Angles Plain Jane Baseboard Paint Coal


‘I was thinking about mermaids this month as for some artists it is ‘Mermay’. I believe the trend was started by a Disney animator few years ago. So I used a couple fun techniques with my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists in bright colors to bring to life this mermaid finding a pearl under the sea.’

Materials used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Moss, It’s Green, It’s Blue, Dragonfly, Fully Purple, It’s Pink, Silk, Pearl


‘I was really inspired to use some of my new Glimmer mists.’

Products used:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Marigold, Afraid Of The Dark, Gold
Tattered Angels Baseboard Mist Blue Bird
Images from the 7gypsies Gypsy Packs

So… the first 12 ladies have shared their creations with you for this month.

There are 12 more to come in a couple of weeks. The Travelling Art Journals look pretty impressive, don’t they? Remember that you could become a proud owner of one of the two journals at the end of their travels later on this year; all you have to do is sign up to follow our blog and leave us some love on AT LEAST 6 of the TRAVELING ART JOURNAL posts. Just think of all the amazing inspiration you are getting from just one post!

If you’d like to see more of what is going on behind the scenes of the CCB Traveling Art Journal on regular basis, keep searching for our hashtag #ccbtravelingartjournal or #ccbtravellingartjournal (we know it is spelled both ways – so they both count). Finally, why not join our Collective – there’s always something going on there.

See you again mid-JUNE! 


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.

'Travelling Art Journal – May 2017, group 1' have 4 comments

  1. June 1, 2017 @ 6:37 pm jean marmo

    This journal is so much fun! I love seeing what everyone has done!


  2. June 1, 2017 @ 7:27 pm Cathy Frailey

    Oh wow! I’m floored! I love that dark & messy entry! #ccbtravelingartjournal


  3. June 2, 2017 @ 1:17 pm Mary Holshouser

    Love Evelyn’s pages.
    The quote is so appropriate to
    what so many artists have
    to put up with.
    Fantastic pages.
    thanks to everyone for sharing.


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