So far I've not done much with art journaling, only created one page and a few mono-print background but it's a start. I also pulled background papers I'd previously created with inks directly on paper and never used. I am putting all my backgrounds together in a folder then when I'm ready to create something my backgrounds are together and ready for the next layer, all I have to do is pick one. My plan is to make individual journal pages and then when I have enough I will bind them all together, time to dust off that BIA that I've hardly used. This way I can use a variety of surfaces and tailor their use to the medium I'm in the mood for that day. I hope you follow along with me on this newest creative adventure.
Here are a few of pictures of what I've done so far, like I said I'm a beginner so not much to show yet.
|This is an ink and stencil background, if you look closely you|
will see larger yellow squares as well as the little ones.
|These mono-prints I did with acrylics on a Plexiglas surface. I used cheap |
craft paint that I already had on hand and I think they came out great
considering the paints were not only cheap but ancient old.
|Here is the first page of my journal and except for the background page and a few stamps|
was created entirely from things already out on my desk.
There isn't any actual journaling on this page but it will be the introductory page anyway so that was okay with me. I'm hoping the "live, love, laugh" stamps I picked will inspire me to do just that when I'm creating pages and remind again to do so once it's been bound into a book so I did sort of have a journal thought on the page.
Hope you enjoyed seeing my first steps into art journaling and come back often to see what I'm creating. In case you are wondering, there will still be plenty of stamping; the "thing" I jumped out of bed to look at this morning was a stamped image I watercolored very late last night. Wonder if it will end up on a card or journal page, hmmmm.