Friday, January 29, 2016

Not brave enough to write directly on your Art Journal pages?

  May the blue bird of happiness fly up your nose.

Chinese proverb and inspiration for the spread comes from HERE

Naturally meant for Winter Wonderland at

Art Journal Journey

If you are not brave enough to write a quote directly on your pages you can try out following simple  trick.  I do this from time to time and it always works for me.

I write the text with my Pentel Ink brush on tissue paper  and when I am satisfied with my text, I glue it to my page with Modge Podge, Acrylic Binder or Gel Medium. Easy and advisable.
I often need three or more attempts for being satisfied with my lettering.

You have to make sure that the pen you use is waterproof - otherwise it would smear.

The tissue paper melts nearly invisible into the background and you hardly can see that it's not written directly on the page. You also can stamp a quote with archival ink (waterproof) on the tissue paper if you absolutely don't like to write by hand and then glue this to the Art Journal pages.

THANKS a lot for coming by and have a great day you all!


  1. Love your bluebird, so beautiful, and thanks for sharing the tip about writing, your fonts always look great! Have a lovely Friday, hugs, Valerie

  2. Thank you for this trick! It is so useful! And LOVE your collage with chinese proverb and the blue bird! :)
    Suchi xx

  3. Der blaue Vogel fliegt, mit oder ohne Tricks.
    Sag mal, willst Du mutig sein, und Dich bei Friends meet Friends verlinken?

  4. Love the bird, love the quote, but most of all, love the tip. Although I knew about this for stamping, it is one of those things I've never tried. I would never have suspected what pen to use, either, but now I will know when I decide to write on my pages again. Thanks for being such an inspiration.

  5. Wundervoll und der Trick mit Deiner Schrift ist ja irre.


  6. Thanks for the tip Susi! Will give it a go, as I hate writing on my pages.

  7. Beautiful bird, I know I say this every time but I love your birds...and a great tip! Ruth x

  8. Thanks for your tips Susi - love this page, and your writing is striking on this page

  9. schön der Vogel und die Schrift dazu!
    Lieben Gruss Elke

  10. Wunderbare Seite... und das mit der Hemmschwelle, direkt aufs Bild zu schreiben kenne ich auch. Schön, dass du den Trick mit dem Seidenpapier hier noch einmal zeigst. LG Ulrike

  11. Your blue bird brought a smile on my face!

  12. Yes that's a great tip Susi. I love your blue bird but then I always love your birds.

  13. Beautiful page and a great tip! Thanks!!!

    Smiles, Saskia :)

  14. I love the bluebird today and I am going to try that tip. I am NEVER happy with my writing, and I love the idea of getting it better. Hope you have a great weekend and happy PPF.

  15. Fantastic post, I love this bird and it can olways bring me a visit, it is welcome!!!


  16. Hallo Susi,
    Wie immer ein super Bild und
    vielen Dank für den Tipp mit der Schrift.
    Lg und ein sonniges We.

  17. Oh my gosh Susi, this is such a great page!! I was admiring all the beauty and wonder of your background and your blue bird, then I read the quote and just burst out in laughter! What a hoot!! hugs :)

  18. That is sometimes me! Thank you for this great tip which I will certainly be trying. I love the details on your Blue Jay. Happy weekend!

  19. Now that's a GREAT idea! I always have so many people afraid of their writing. Love the bird-and the saying!

  20. fabulous blue jay and a great tip to use tissue paper-it really does become invisible on a page!

  21. That is a great tip Susi...Love hope tissue papers melt into the surface.
    Your handwriting looks wonderful and your bluebird quote made me laugh out loud.
    Many many years ago my Mutti and I were in a store reading silly cards. That verse took us over the top and we could not stop laughing.
    Thank you for that!

  22. beautiful piece and a great tip, it's always scary writing directly onto a piece.

  23. Fabulous page Susi with a wonderful quote. What a great idea to use the paper in this way so you can use your own writing. Brilliant.

    Have a lovely weekend

    Chtrissie xx

  24. Now that's what I call a very clever tip,I'm always scared about mucking things up with writing!
    Donna xxx

  25. Love the blue jay! And thanks for that wonderful tip. I don't know why I haven't thought of it myself. I could have saved a few of my messed up journal pages!

  26. That's a great idea! You really cannot see that it has been glued on. Wonderful bird btw!

  27. Love your beautiful page and had a smile at the words. Thats a good tip to use the tissue for the writing.
    Yvonne xx

  28. That is a funny quote hehehe Beautiful page! Yes, I do the same with tissue but I somehow like more of a visual page most of the time happy PPF!

  29. Stunning page here again Susi, beautiful background and I adore your little bird again!

  30. Schönes Vogelbild und gute Technik für Texte,danke.
    Liebe Grüße und schönes Wochenende.

  31. Love this Susi -made me smile! Great tip too! Hugs, Chris

  32. Hahaa! I laughed out loud and startled Chumley from sleep! I have never heard this proverb and it just tickled me!! heeheehee
    You Jay is gorgeous Susi, as is your hand writing! Great tips for adding wording to the journals, thank you! xoxo


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