Posts Tagged ‘Art Journaling’

12 January 2012

Posted: January 13, 2012 in 365 days, Art, Shopping
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Who doesn’t love a coloured pencil? These little beauties are nestling in a CD case and even have their own tiny pencil sharpener. I love Art Journaling and these are ideal as they are easy to pack in your travelling art kit. There are 36 pencils in the case and I bought them in Paperchase for £4.00, what a bargain!

Spent time today making this page for my “CREATIVE HEAVEN” blog.  I also spent several hours designing and ordering some new postcards from Vista Print. If you are interested in coming to a class, why don’t you give me a ring.

1 February 2011

Posted: February 1, 2011 in 365 days
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I finished my first month of diary Art Journalling. I loved stamping the flowers and cutting them out to collage. I used permanent markers to colour them and made a discovery about Biro with marker over the top…… it moves in mysterious ways! The flower on the bottom right illustrates this rather well. I used a fairly light coloured marker and the blue ink moved and became stronger and a combination of the two colours. I’ve learnt that using a chunky marker to write with was rather silly, and that putting black ink on my journalling spots wasn’t very sensible either. February has it’s journalling spots stuck down but no decoration or titles yet.  I must say I’ve really enjoyed this first month, especially the doodling and am looking forward to keeping an illustrated diary.

These are the finished art journalling diary pages. I used a punch for the scalloped circles of fairly stiff watercolour type card. It was actually a DIY calendar for 2009 that I failed to have ready for Christmas presents. Whoops! I did the same acrylic paint scrapping technique to create my journalling spots as I did for the background and after punching them out I distress inked them with Blue China & Black Soot distress inks. I cut the letters out with my trusty Cuttlebug, and Sizzix “Bang! Zoom” alphabet. To finish off I used rubber stamps with acrylic paint (wash straight away to get paint off or it sets solid), pigment ink in shades of green and Versafine ink in black and grey. I’m really pleased with how it looks, lovely and grungy and the reflective quality of the acrylic paints gives the pages flashes of light. I’m going to write in a permanent ink on top of the paint, but I think I’ll use a green or blue shade as a black marker will be lost where I have stamped in black. Have a yen to write in a spiral, should I turn the page or swivel in my office chair?

17 January 2011

Posted: January 17, 2011 in 365 days
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Whilst teaching today I’ve been scrapping lots of different colours of acrylic paint into my new diary journal (it’s  ring bound A4 cartridge paper that I bought  in Paper Mill last year). I was browsing the net and I came across the idea of diary journalling which I thought would be fun. I have been writing my ordinary diary and also this photo blog, so decided it would be a challenge to create an art journalling record of the year. I’ve yet to create the shapes to journal in, or to decorate the page in any other way, but thought it would be a good idea to take some photo’s of the pages in case I wanted to make prints of my own backgrounds. As you can see my desk didn’t stay clear for long! I’m a bit painty, the desk is a bit painty, but as I always say ” Happiness is being covered in Paint”.