Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd

Vanessa is an archaeologist and an artist. She oscillates between these two poles of her personality and explores the many iterations of her reality in her art journal. She loves to share her art and process with others.

Catalysts by Vanessa Oliver-Lloyd
Make your own notebook using pamphlet stitch

Make your own notebook using pamphlet stitch

Lists Hello, Get Messians! It’s Vanessa here to help you kick off this Season of Messy Lists. I am definitely a Lister and I love making notebooks to house them in. I’ve met a lot of people through...

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Making and Using Your Own Stencils

Making and Using Your Own Stencils

Happy Hello Get Messians! It's Vanessa and I am so happy to be back! Today I'm bringing you a tutorial on how to make and use your very own stencils. We are in the Season of Happy, but stencils are...

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How to create a map self portrait

How to create a map self portrait

Magic This tutorial correlates with this week's prompts. Here are some pointers to help you with the visual aspects of those prompts. To make sure a lot of your map is visible in your portrait, try...

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Using tissue paper in your art journal

Using tissue paper in your art journal

Serenity Hello Get Messians! Vanessa here. Today I bring you a tutorial on how to use one of my very favorite papers in your art journal: tissue paper. You know, the paper that sticks out of gift...

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A Brave Zine Collaboration

A Brave Zine Collaboration

Brave As I am sure you know by now, Julia and Vanessa decided to collaborate on the Brave zine that we were making for the second week of the prompts. This is how they went about it. Each of them...

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Faux Screen Printing

Faux Screen Printing

Brave Hello Get Messy! Vanessa Perry here, and today I’m sharing with you a simple tip that is one of my favorites and has even inspired me to create an entire journal out of it. Art journaling tip:...

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How to staple large zines

How to staple large zines

Brave This is one of those ‘a-HA’ moments. I could never figure out how to staple together pieces of paper that were too big for my stapler to reach. I saw this on the net somewhere a few years ago,...

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How to Store and Use Ephemera

How to Store and Use Ephemera

Love All right, art journalers, let’s take a look at ephemera. I LOVE paper. All types. Tissue paper, wrapping paper, scrapbooking paper, vintage scrap paper, wallpaper, packaging, vintage photos, etc. I collect...

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Creating colourful paper scraps for collage

Creating colourful paper scraps for collage

Love For Valentine’s Day I made these colorful stitched papers which I used in my art journal for the Get Messy prompts and also for cards. I thought I’d share a quick tutorial on how I made these. Supplies...

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