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01 June, 2023

ART SUPPLIES June 2023 Art Journal Challenge


Hello everyone, and welcome to our June challenge! This month, our challenge is all about something that is very dear to all of us - ART SUPPLIES! There can never been too many art supplies - right? Choose some of your favourite art supplies to create your page/s and don't forget to tell us what you used. You can find our challenge details below as well as links to the latest issue of our digital magazine - Artful Pages - more details below.

Art Supplies

Let's take a look at this month's art journal challenge! We have simplified the challenges this year and the challenge no longer has two parts. Instead we have one main theme to inspire you and this month it's all about ART SUPPLIES. Feel free to interpret the theme in any way that speaks to you!

Artful Pages June 2023

As mentioned at the top of the post, we are excited to share the latest issue of our new digital magazine - Artful Pages - which is a new way of looking at our challenges and inspiration, as well as being able to add more value for our readers which we are not able to do in our current formats.  So here's a look at our latest issue which is available to flick through online just like a real magazine.  The magazine contains more about our challenge this month, our Design Team inspiration,Guest Designer interviews, and more!  Check it out and see for yourself - we would love your feedback! 

Design Team Inspiration

Let's see what our lovely Design Team have created this month. If you love their projects, please visit their social links, like or follow them on your favourite social media.


I used Palette Collage Paper by Tim and Brushes and Carte Postale stamp sets by AALL & CREATE to make this Art Journal page. I always think there is no right or wrong in art, just "Express yourself with art".

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Oh art supplies how do I love thee!  This was a tricky challenge for me simply because I couldn't decide what art supplies to use for it haha.  In the end I chose my beloved Neocolour IIs to create a colourful swatch background around a drawing of a whimsical girl inspired by those in Jane Davenport's drawing books.  Jane herself is a huge lover of art supplies and often claims to have "rainbow-itis" and has to have one in every colour.  So in honour of Jane, I used lots of colour and also one of her stickers which reads "there is no such thing as too many supplies". This is such a fun challenge for playing with and experimenting with some of your own art supplies. I'm already itching to pull out more supplies and make more pages!



This challenge was a no-brainer for me! "I love ArtStacks" (Eye heart ArtStacks) pulls together multiple ArtStacks images and papers from a range of packs. 
The translucent paper on the background is a fave!




Hello, my name is Heidi and I'm addicted to art supplies...
This was a fun page to make. I collaged some papers for the background and then added some pink distress inks and stenciling. I glued the girl image, shopping bag and title, then finished with some doodles. I created the art supplies out of toothpicks and rolled paper 






Seeing the theme of this month it was obvious for me to present to you "my essentials".
I made my background with spray inks and created my montage with the masking technique to avoid having too much thickness on my page.  I coloured in with my alcohol inks.




Art for me is not a hobby it's a way of life. I love to paint with my fingers and thats why i need more paint all the time. 







My favourite art supplies are first of all stamps and stencils. I love using distress inks, sprays and texture paste as well. They always look great together. And I agree with the statement - "the world of imagination is boundless". You could have only a few art supplies and create something really beautiful. 




This month, I wanted to bring together my favorite arts supplies. So I used my favorite brayer, distress oxides, stencils and stamps. Choosing was not easy! When you are a real art lover, all your art supplies are essential!



I loved creating this art journal page about color because without it, there would be no art! I loved using my favorite art supplies: stencils, inks, stamps, stickers and die cut ephemera! And I especially liked creating with my favorite ArtStacks images from Tamara Laporte's Artist Series packs.




For this challenge I was inspired to use my happy colours and my favourite art supplies. I’ve poured love for mixed media art journaling on this page! With rich layers, textures and vibrant colours, this sure shouts my happy place.



Prizes & Special Guest Designers

This year we are very happy to welcome ArtStacks Designs as our prize sponsor. 

 ArtStacks will be donating one of their fabulous DigiStacks to the overall winner of each of our challenges this year.  This will be a digital prize of one DigiStack to be downloaded from their online shop. 
(This prize is not transferable or exchangeable for non-digital products.)  

In addition, one or more participants, handpicked by our team, may be invited to be our Special Guest Designers, to be featured on our blog and promoted in our magazine and social media.

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