Happy Mail from Mincka Buijs

It’s happy mail time again..to see what I’ve received in the mail, click below!



Art Journal Page – Hope Street


After the recent leave vote in the EU referendum I was feeling a little apprehensive about the future. My future, the countries future and how dull and insular we’re going to become without the influence of our European cousins.

It’s only natural that those emotions would manifest themselves into an art journal page. After all isn’t that what art journals are all about? For me my journals are a place to work out both positive and negative emotions and feelings. They are a private sanctuary. A place of non judgement.

This page began as an exercise in using up an old paper stack I’ve had for 4 years an never touched. Some of the papers had some great woodgrain effects and I thought they’d make excellent house roofs. So the idea of a row of whimsical houses was the general idea.

My use of European maps was the first sign of a deeper motive! You can watch my process from start to finish by clicking the YouTube image below.



My Top 5 Art Journaling Must Haves

I’ve been asked so many times what products are essential for art journaling. It’s a hard question to answer as no two people are alike. It depends on your style and what medium you like to work in. All I can do is give you my top 5 products I can’t live without! Click below to watch!


Art Journal Page – Good & Evil

After doing a flick through of my art journals, I noticed that there is a colour that I don’t often use. It’s not because I don’t like it, on the contrary, it’s a great colour, it’s just that I don’t seem to use it much due to how a vibrant and stand out colour it is…of course I’m talking about the colour red.

So to challenge myself, I decided to create a page where red was the main focal colour to the page.


If you’d like to watch the whole creation process from start to finish video then click the YouTube link below.



6″ Mixed Media Shadowbox – Dream


I thought I’d try my hand at creating a larger version of my 3″ Shadowboxes, so I picked up this 6″ version from my local craft store. The focal point of the “Flutterby Fairies” are a new digi collage set which will be on my website early next week.

As usual I have captured the entire process from start to finish if you’d like to see how it was created. Click the image below to watch.