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Spider Web Art Journal Page Process Video

Spider Web Art Journal Page Process Video

I am so excited to share my latest art journal page with you AND a process video(!!!). I love watching other people work and always pick up on new tricks and ideas and just feel like it is fascinating to see someone else’s process. I have put together my 40 minute art journal page process into about 3 and a half minutes for you. Enjoy!


I was inspired to create this page last week when I was at a violin concerto and we were sitting in the balcony, looking down over the stage. I noticed that all the hanging mic cables snaked over the stage like a spiderweb and I liked the glow of the lights made them a deep blue, ominous color. I began thinking about how I could make my own spider web in an art journal page and thus this page idea was formed.

To learn more about translating your inspiration into art, take my new course Travel Like An Artist. 



  • paper or journal
  • acrylic paint
  • matte medium
  • string
  • washi tape


  1. Thin your paint a bit by adding the matte medium to make it easier to spread
  2. Load your string up with paint by swiping it through the paint like a credit card
  3. Either tape down the string or hold it tightly between your hands
  4. Opt 1: Rub the string across your page (this will make the more muddy lines)
    Opt 2: Tape it down to your table, hold the string tight and pop it by lifting up (like the way they create chalk lines) and rotate it until you are out of paint (creates sharp, thin lines)
    Opt 3: stamp the string down onto the paper by holding it very tightly between your hands (creates a mix of sharp and smudged lines)
  5. Repeat until you have your web!

Spider Web Art Journal Page Process Video

To learn SO much more about art journaling and for access to a library of 100s of tutorials like this one (and way better) join Get Messy today! 

Spider Web Art Journal Page Process Video


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Get Messy Creative Team Blog Hop

As 2016 is coming to a close, so is the Get Messy 2016 Creative Team. These ladies are incredible and we have been so lucky to have them by our side this past year. Words cannot express our gratitude and joy for them, so instead I will let you see how amazing they are.

The team is doing a blog hop and shouting their love for another via blog world. Be sure to click all the way through and witness their glorious talents. And don’t forget that you have about 24 hours left to join Get Messy at its lowest price ever….

One creative team member who completely surprised me was Karen. I think I officially fell in love with Karen during her Messy Conversation interview. Her accent and sweet charm are irresistible. During the convo she taught me all about gelli printing (to which I was completely clueless) and now I’m in love…

Karen’s work is bright and colorful, but unique with depth. I love how she balances color and black and white imagery so carefully. Surprising, yet consistent. That is the true goal of an artist, right?  Karen has definitely reached that level!

Go be friends with her on her site and instagram! And follow the hop all the way through 🙂


Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes of Get Messy!

Hey friends! Today I want to give you a special peek behind the curtain of Get Messy! I know I constantly say ‘Get Messy has SOOO many great features in it’…but what does that really mean? Well, today Caylee and I want to show you exactly what that is!

Our goal with Get Messy is to create the mecca, on the internet, of art journal resources, inspiration and community. We want this to be the most thorough, thoughtful, useful and inviting place for anyone and everyone to go to for all of their art journaling needs, from total beginners to life long artists.

When you become a member of Get Messy you gain access to thousands of prompts, hundreds of tutorials and even more inspiration, ideas and challenges. Plus! You get access to our community. Again, vague, but there is SO much included in this program that it is hard to not overwhelm you. So, the best way is always to show you. Take a look at the video and go behind the scenes of the Get Messy membership site to the members view of the blog.

Now, to learn more about our community, plus all the extra goodies we like to send to our members, hop over to Caylee’s blog to see even more. 

As a bonus for those of you who are new and want to try your hand at art journaling, if you join Get Messy within the next 5 days (September 5th – 9th, 2016) you will receive a huge pack of exclusive and fun printables. Included in the pack are 10 art/journal prompts, 4 typewritten poems, 8 beautifully lettered quotes, 8 gorgeous abstract backgrounds and a zine template.

Start a monthly or a yearly membership within the next 5 days and register as a new user on the site and within 24 hours of your site registration you will receive the printable pack. Easy and inspiring. 

If this is exactly what you need to get started with art journaling, join us today and make sure to register as a user on the site! 

Free printables when you join Get Messy Art Journal Sept 5-9