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Durham, North Carolina, United States
A Bit of Birdsong

journals. supplies. arts. crafts. living a creative life!

journals. supplies. arts. crafts. living a creative life!

journals. supplies. arts. crafts. living a creative life!journals. supplies. arts. crafts. living a creative life!

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Useful Art Supplies

Gold Acrylic Paint

Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gold

One of my personal favorites and a staple on my art desk!  Gold acrylic paint.

Muslin Fabric

muslin for journals

I love using white or off-white muslin for book making and building grungy pages. 

Distress Oxide Ink

Tim Holtz distress oxide ink pads.

These are always on my desk!  I love the Distress Oxide inks! 

Watercolor Paper

Watercolor paper.

I love using heavy paper, such as watercolor or mixed media, to make my art journals.

Watercolor Pencils

Prismacolor watercolor pencils.

I have fallen in love with watercolor pencils.  Write with them, use a wet paintbrush to take color from the tips, or write into wet gesso!

Idea-ology Quote Bands

Idea-ology Metal Quote Bands

Can you go wrong with anything Idea-ology?  I love adding metal stamped quote bands to the covers of my journals.

Mod Podge

mod podge matte decoupage glue

I have been using Mod Podge for as long as I can remember!  I love it for adhering napkin images into my journals.

Glimmer Mist

Glimmer Mist by Tattered Angels, glimmer spray color.

Love the Glimmer Mist!  Especially the pinks! 

Fast Grab Tacky Glue

Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue, all purpose craft glue.

My favorite glue!  I know everyone has their favorite, but I love the quick action Fast Grab.

Business Source Long Reach Stapler


I have loved having this Business Source Long Reach Stapler.  It is great for creating small signatures without having to sew!