Plain Jane Scraps

Mixed Media Artist


April 2018

I Love Stencils – Magenta DT Post

Stencils are my favorite tool for creating mixed media. They are so versatile and Magenta has such a wonderful variety.

I Love Stencils

I created these pages in my handmade mini art journal using a variety of stencils, masks and acrylic paint colors. I added some detail with a white gel pen to complete the pages.

Here are a couple of detail photos:

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Oh, did I mention, I love butterflies too. Thanks for visiting.

For a complete list of Magenta products used and links to the on-line store, please go to the Magenta blog and search I Love Stencils! or DT Jane Jones.


More Than Words – Magenta Guest Sponsor

Magenta is the special guest sponsor at More Than Words this month.  Four of our Magenta Design Team participated in their challenge, and I am honored to be one of them.


Here is my contribution:

MTW Challenge

I am thrilled the word for this challenge is NATURE. I am fortunate to live in a lovely area surrounded by forests and wildlife. My many gardens attract butterflies, dragonflies and birds of all varieties. My dearest furry ANIMAL friend, Sally, loves to wander through our paradise as much as I do. You can tell by the smile on her face!

For a full list of the Magenta products used, and a link to the on-line store, please go to the Magenta Blog and search OUT and About with Magenta – April 2018 Edition or DT Jane Jones.


Moon Glow – Magenta DT Post

Cat 5

Just a cat sitting in the moonlight as the last rays of the sun sink into the horizon.  Makes me wonder what she’s contemplating.

I started this whimsical journal page by placing masking tape on the edges of the page.  I punched a 2″ circle in a piece of cardstock and used it to protect the page as I created the moon by sponging chalk acrylic paint through the hole.


I then used the circle I punched out as a mask while I added the paint to the sky.


I used the Waves stencil to create the sun’s rays.


I replaced the circle stencil I created over the moon and used the Galaxy Cluster stamp with grey ink to create some texture, then added some gesso to create a softer glow and darkened the outline with black marker.  I then stamped the Japanese Maple Branch and Willow Branch around the page.  I sponged black acrylic paint through the Cat stencil and created shadows with a black watercolor pencil.  I removed the masking tape and darkened the border with a permanent black marker, using a ruler to keep the lines straight.

I really enjoyed creating this page and I hope you like it too.

For a complete list of Magenta products used and links to the on-line store, please go to the Magenta blog and search Moon Glow or DT Jane Jones.


Happy Butterflies II

April Class

Class sample for April 21, 2018 at Life’s Memories and More.  Create a Happy Spring art journal page using Magenta stencils and stamp, alcohol inks and metallic embossing paste.  See class schedule for more details.

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