Sunday, September 23, 2012

Asian-themed Art Journal Page

I finished up this page yesterday.  This page includes a bunch of Asian ephemera, vintage Japanese vocabulary cards, washi tape and an Asian themed playing card.  I used a yellow heavy body acrylic around the margins of the page to add some texture.  Thanks for stopping by!

Halloween ATC

I signed up for a Halloween ATC swap on the VPI yahoo group.  This is my design.The woman, hat, owl, clock, words and lace images are from a digital kit by Hidden Vintage Studios at the deviantscrap website.  The thin ribbon is from Collage Stuff.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Art Journal Pages with Image Transfers and Doodled Flowers

 This is a page in my larger art journal.  It's about 9" x 12".  This one started out with a bunch of image transfers that are mostly covered up now.  The images were 2 postcards, one woman and a page of butterflies.  I used Gelatos, acrylic paints, gesso, gel sticks, Christy Tomlinson She Doodles, She Art Text, and News/Classified rubber stamps, Pitt pens, rub-ons, The Crafter's Workshop templates and sequin waste.

I have never really doodled flowers before, but doodling flowers was one of the lessons in the art journaling class I'm taking online from Christy Tomlinson.  This is my smaller art journal.  It's about 6" x 6". I got out the black Pitt pens and drew the flowers.  I colored in the flowers with colored Pitt pens, and Copic markers.  The yellow background is a yellow Pan Pastel.  The red border is done with a red Pan Pastel.  The final step was using a white Souffle pen.  The Souffle pens are dimensional.  I will add the journaling later.  The lesson here is that you don't have to know how to draw to draw some funky flowers.

I'm really enjoying this art journaling.  It's allowing me to try new things and just play!  There is no right or wrong way to art journal. There are a lot of online resources to get started art journaling.  Don't be afraid that you can't art journal.  You can!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Art Journal Page with Ephemera Background

I've been wanting to work on this page since I got the background glued down.  The background is different pieces of vintage ephemera including a couple of photos that my friend Lin sent me.  Thank you, Lin! I drew the red hearts using a red Pan Pastels.  Wow!  This is the first time I've used my Pan Pastels and they are amazing.  The color is rich, but transparent.  Thanks for stopping by!

Art Journal Page with Gelatos

I used Gelatos to make the background on this page.  The flowers at the top were cut out of patterned  paper and colored with Gelatos.  I used ink sprays, various markers and paint pens, rubber stamps, and sequin waste as a stencil.  The final step was to add strips of a vintage dictionary page.  I'm loving this art journaling!  It's all about me!  Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, September 14, 2012

Vintage Halloween Chunky ATC Swap

There is a Vintage Halloween Chunky ATC Swap going on at the Collage Stuff Yahoo Group.  This is my entry.  It's very simple.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Art Journal Page with Acrylic Paints

Here's a page that I finished this morning.  Weekends are great!  Time to actually do something besides work, even though I work at keeping up with Collage Stuff every weekend.  The background is acrylic paints.  I used a The Crafter's Workshop template, Christy Tominson She Art stamp, various other stamps, washi tape, flower trim and Pitt artist pens.  I'm really liking this art journaling.  It's art just for me.  I'm experimenting and that's always fun.  I'm taking an online art journaling class by Christy Tomlinson and I highly recommend it!  Thanks for stopping by!

Larger Art Journal

This journal is 8.5" x 11".  I used gelatos for the background color, acrylic paints, a Dylusions stencil, rubber stamps, black Pitt pens and a white paint pen.  The main image is from Crow About Stdio B at the deviantscraps website.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

today's art journaling

I've  been   thinking about how some big changes are going to be happening to a family member in the next few months.  The changes will be resisted, but they cannot be avoided.  Butterflies seemed perfect for an art journaling spread about change.  I used lots of stuff  for these pages - vintage chinese vocabulary cards, scrapbook papers, liquid pearls, paint, gelatos, rubber stamps and Pitt artist pens.  I started out with just yellow and green, but after I got the butterflies down, I added the blue with a Gelato.   Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Art Journaling

 I started this background on Monday night and last night added the images.  I used Dylusions spray inks, a Dylusions template, rubber stamps, Pitt artist pens, Liquid Pearls, vintage text, UK bus tickets, gesso, and Gelatos.  The images are from Crow About Studio B at the deviantscrap website.  I'm finding art journaling to be very cathartic.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Art Journaling

I've been thinking about starting to art journal.  Today was a very stressful day and I decided that this was the perfect day to get started.  I've had this blank journal around for years.  It's about 6" x 6". The pages were too thin, so I glued a couple together.  I used acrylic paints, liquid pearls, Dylusions and The Crafter's Workshop templates, stamps, oil pastels,a white gel pen,a  black Spica glitter pen and gesso.  The girl image is from Tumble Fish Studios at the website.  I printed out the words and colored them with a Copic marker.  Thanks for stopping by!