Thursday, 23 March 2017

Art Journal Prompts Week 12: Adventure

When I saw the prompt 'Adventure', my first thought was travel or reading; to me, both these things provide adventure.  However, as I had used the idea of books as an adventure for the prompt 'Magic' in week 10, I didn't want to repeat myself.  I decided to go with a simple colour scheme for this page and stuck to Salty Ocean and Mermaid Lagoon Distress paint and Manganese Blue Archival ink, with some splashes of white as an accent.  I also decided that the word 'Adventure' would be sufficient on its own, rather than using a full quote.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

WOYWW: 407

The weeks seem to go around ever more quickly; I cannot believe that it's Wednesday again already.  Time to share my desk in accordance with WOYWW (to find out more about this weekly challenge you can check out the link HERE).  As my friend was able to join me for a craft session yesterday, I am also sharing her side of the desk.  It will sadly be a few weeks before I will do so again, as exam season is approaching.
On my desk, you can see the start of my 'Adventure' art journal page for the Art Journal Prompts weekly challenge.  I will share the step by step in tomorrow's post if you are interested.  I have my Tim Holtz stamp binders out as well as one of my Tonic binders where I keep most of my dies.  I number them for easy access as I have 14 in total; one of these days I'll actually make a list on my computer of exactly which dies are in each folder!  I finally made use of the Papermania stamps in the foreground; I have had them for years, but hadn't used them until now.  Part of my new resolution to actually use my supplies. 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mission Inspiration: March 2017

Here is my Mission Inspiration art journal challenge page for March 2017.  The prompt colours were green, yellow and brown and I chose the word 'Spring' from the choice of five given. There were a series of eight steps to follow.
The finished page

Monday, 20 March 2017

My Art Journaling Journey... so far.

As I seem to have shared so many of my art journal pages recently, I thought it was time to discuss what can be used as an art journal.  The simple answer is... anything can be used for art journaling; from diaries and cheap notebooks, to expensive products created with art journaling and mixed media in mind. In this post, I am not going to look into ways of creating your own art journal, as there are so many methods.  For example, you can make individual pages from card or paper with grunge board as a cover and hold everything together with book rings.  You can even use heavy weight acetate or acrylic to make pages.  The creation of junk journals from old books, where the insides can be removed and replaced with home made signatures is a whole new post, and there are many more experts with experience in this area than me. 

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Art Journal Prompts Week 4: Life is..

I am still catching up with the prompts for 2017 from the Art Journal Prompts Facebook group.  I have been trying to complete one of the prompts that I missed as well as the new prompt each week.  I now have only five 'back prompts' to go!  This page relates to the 'Life is' prompt from week 4.

Saturday, 18 March 2017

Journal52 Week 11: Gentle

Once I had found the quote for this prompt, I knew immediately which stamp was going to be the main image for the page.  The idea of a gentle heart tied with an easy thread made me immediately think of the Wire Heart stamp from Claritystamp.  Once I got started, the ideas flowed easily.

Friday, 17 March 2017

Journal52 Week 10: Truth

Although I am sharing this page after the next prompt for Journal52 has already been released, I actually completed it on Tuesday; one of three art journal pages in one day.  That is a record for me, but as I work on Thursday and Friday, I prepare some of my blog posts in advance.  I arrived at the quote that I wanted to use quite quickly, but my idea about the page was very nebulous until I found a sheet of 12" x 12" K & Co. paper which had birds on it.  One of them contained the word truth and I went from there.