Dreams Are for Catching: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout


Catching Dreams

Dream catchers are in again. Even macrame is making a comeback and I find myself wanting to get in on the trend, despite the 70’s influence.  I didn’t live through that decade, but I associate the 70’s with barf colored polyester, geometric shapes and big hair. Despite these not so cool trends, I know some pretty cool people that grew up during that time period and that makes me like it a little more.

This summer, I happened upon a garage sale where the owners were selling a lot of their Native American Indian collection. I found a dream catcher, a bow and arrow, a peace pipe and a drum that were replica’s of museum pieces. I got 6 pieces for $15! I was so excited to add some unusual pieces to my wall. The dream catcher has it’s own special place as it is certainly a statement piece. The dream catcher below is similar to the one I bought this summer. Pretty neat, huh?



Creating the Journal Layout

I am continuing with a layout in my Paper Doll Journal. The stamps used in this layout are by Stampin Up, gifted to my by a friend. I used a lot of Lindy’s Stamp Gang sprays for the background and to color the images.



StencilGirl stencils (Art Deco Medallion, Grid A1) were used in the background. I used yellow embossing powder, stamping,fiber and a tea bag in the background.



Related: Other Paper Doll Journal Layouts

The Fine Print

I Am Forgiven


Find the Magic

Pleasures of Fall

One Cup at a Time

All Tied Up



Have a great weekend. I am going to be spending it with my family!!!



6 thoughts on “Dreams Are for Catching: Mixed Media Art Journal Layout”

  • Oh, I love this. It’s a great example of beautiful mixed media art. I suspect the paper dolls are pre-1970, but I have no idea, either, The dream catches are lovely on your page, and the one you shared is beautiful, too, You got a great find. I’m so in love with your paper doll series. You should let Tim Holtz know about these spreads.

  • Gorgeous journal spread Kate! Love the touches of colour and the fabulous textures! The dream catchers look fabulous as do the paper dolls!
    The dreamcatcher photo you shared is gorgeous!!! Lucky you to have one similar on the wall .. love it!!! Have a wonderful day!! xx

  • Gorgeous pages Kate, the colours and design are so eye catching. I loved the 70s lol and yes I tried macrame back then but didn’t have big hair :o). Enjoy the weekend with your family, I’ll be seeing mine too xxx

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