Sunday, June 29, 2014

My Art Journal

Here are two spreads in my art journal.  I'll be sending it off to Lin once I'm sure it's dry.  I have always loved the quirky Dylusions images and sayings.  I'm also in love with the Dina Wakely Scribbly Bird stamps.  I used several stencils on each spread.  On the birds pages, I tried out some Wendy Vecchi gold embossing paste.  I thought it might be shinier, but I like it.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Lin's Art Journal

My friend, Lin (click here for Lin's Etsy store) and I are participating in a little art journal round robin - just the two of us.  Here are the first two pages that I've finished in Lin's journal.

The top spread, the birds, was a lesson in how there are no mistakes in art, only opportunities.  I had a perfectly fine background created and messed it up adding more stuff.  I can save just about anything!  I ended up painting over the top of it and trying it again.  I used Dylusions spray inks and rubber stamps.  I used 2 of The Carfter's Workshop templates.  I added texture with modeling paste.  I love the Dina Wakeley "Scribbly Birds" stamps.  I colored the birds and houses with the new Dina Wakely heavy body acrylic paints.  In both spreads, I used a page or part of a page from a vintage children's spelling textbook. 

The second spread uses mostly Victorian scraps available at Collage Stuff.  I love the timeless beauty of these images.  I used lace, a doily, buttons, two items from the Tim Holtz Thrift Shop ephemera pack, Petaloo flowers and lots of butterflies!  I fins some sort of stencil to be a must and used one of The Crafter's Workshop templates - available at Collage Stuff.  For this spread, I also used a paper that I created with my gelli plate.  I toned it down a little with white gesso.

I encourage everyone to art journal.  It's art that you create for yourself.  I love the feeling of artistic freedom that I get from just playing and trying different things.

Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Art Journaling

I thought I'd share some pages from an art journal that I'm working in.  The last photo's images are from Tumble Fish Studios at the Deviant Scraps website.  I used some of my gelli print papers in the second and third photos. I like playing in this art journal.  It's fun to experiment. Thanks for stopping by!