Blog: Peace

Peace – let’s work on it -Art Journal

Peace is my word for 2017 – I wrote about it here and as every year when I chose a word, I wanted to create an art journal page with it. I used my new Stroll Through the Hood Stamp Sets und stamped all of them right on top of the background. In fact …I had just gotten them and tried them out to be honest :)

Then I used some Golden High Flow Acrylics and scraped them with an old gift card over the stamped images. I love the highly pigmented and bright look and how it still allows for the imagery to look through.

Using the Artgraf Varco Charcoals I wrote the word Peace layering several colors on top of each other and then wrote over the word with a wet brush.

I also added some of the Charcoals here and there without adding water to keep the vibrancy and also the texture they create.

The journaling was added with a soft pencil.

I had so much fun making this spread.

Here are the supplies I used  – some are affiliate links :

Did you create something using your word or resolution for 2017?

Have a wonderful day

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Hello 2017


Dear 2017,  

I have hopes for you – we will make you a good year! And so …I have been thinking of what I would like the word for you to be. You know…just in case that you, 2017, are also taking my word too literally. So my word for you is

I know some might think that is a cheesy word, maybe a bit too crazy but as John Lennon said

So I want to make peace, do peace, be peace and give away peace …and maybe…2017 .. you are in with me, I would really like you to!!! 

Loves, Nat

To all of my readers out there- thank you for all your support and love the last year – you made me happy and I am so grateful for your support. Have the happiest, healthiest, most successful, and creative year ever.

Comments (5)

  • gloz


    A wonderful quote and great idea to start off the year 2017.


  • Daniela Rogall


    Dear Nat,
    I wish the same for you.
    Greetings from Germany


  • Gloria J Zucaro


    PEACE! Just wanting some quiet peaceful, loving times!


  • Linda. Faber


    I wish the same for you Nathalie! Thank you for all your talent, inspiration and generosity through the year. And of course, now I’m hooked on Art Foamies!! Love the batik! Excited to Jumpstart with everyone in 2017! Peace, yes and love always.


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