For this Art Journal Wednesday I had fun playing in my 8″ circle journal. I enjoy doing pages that are quick, so I can fit them in throughout the day and get a bit of art and me time.
This particular page revolves around a new stamp I purchased from Darkroom Door. I found it at my local craft shop, and it reads “I am creative, you can’t expect me to be neat too!”. Doesn’t that capture our essence as art journalers? After this page, I was covered in splatter, and it felt wonderful.
So be sure to check out the video here to see all the fun, and I’ll list some of the materials I used it.
Once again this month I come to you with a challenge art journal page from the Facebook mission inspiration group. This time we have the April mid month mission inspiration page. The mid month ones are even more of a challenge because instead of a list of prompts you get one word to use. This really gets the creative juices flowing. With spring in the air I wanted to use some vibrant colors, so with a little collage and some Dylusions paints, this page came to life.
This is what this month’s mid month challenge was:
You can watch how I made the page in my video:
Here are some stills of the page:
Thanks as always for stopping by and happy creating!
For this Wednesday’s mini art journal page I have a piece of Hamsa art. It is inspired by a new Artfoamie I got from ArtByMarlene: Hamsa Hand.
This is another great easy, quick journal page. It took me under 20 minutes and filled that creative need for the night.
Here is how I did it:
1. I started with a 4″ x 6″ (10.16cm x 15.24cm) piece of mixed media paper.
2. I had some gelli prints I had been making using craft paint and Dina Wakley’s new scribble sticks. I cut out a piece of deli paper with the gelli printing on it and using matte gel medium, I glued it to the page.
This mini journal page was prompted by two things:
1. A new Artfoamies purchase
2. A hectic day I needed to unwind from.
Have you been there? Long day at work, you come home and want to do some art but then start looking at your journals and think nope, that will take too long.
This is where a mini art journal is fabulous. I always had scraps of Canson watercolor paper laying around, so one day I cut up a bunch into 4″ x 6″ (10.16cm x 15.24cm) pieces, punched two holes in them and bought some binder rings at the dollar store and voila! Mini Journal
So this weeks post/video is using one sheet of my mini journal page and the following steps:
3. I then used a Dylusions text stencil with “Melted Chocolate” Dylusions paint, and one of my custom star stencils with “Cut Grass” Dylusions paint to decorate the background. To apply the paint I again used my trusty Blending Tool. (Note: if you use too much paint on the dabber, be sure to keep a journal handy to rub off excess- you then get a cool background for something new later on)
It’s the start of the new year and one of my goals is to journal more. Sometimes I sit down with all my supplies around me and the blank page and the white of the page just scares me. I get frustrated and walk away and then no art is done. One way to help with that frustration you can get when staring at a white page is to look for art journal prompts or challenges. If you are on facebook look up art journaling groups, or art journal challenges, art journal prompts. Here you will find other artists like you and monthly challenges to help get those creative juices flowing.
I follow on Youtube Mike Deakin of www.mikedeakinart.com he does fabulous work. He has a group on facebook called Mission Inspiration and each month there is a prompt card, so that is where this youtube video came from. This month’s mission inspiration challenge. So check out the group and check out the video and come join in the fun!