Art Journal

 So, I have been saying for ages that I want to have a go at doing an Art Journal and I keep putting it off. I saw this art pad at Hobby craft in the sale for £5.50 - couldn't put it off any longer and to show my commitment, I bought two!

 How scary are those White pages !!
I got out the gelliplate to help . I love that a whole page is coverd so quickly and all in one go or in a couple of layers.

This is a couple of prints over the top of each other directly onto the page, half way there :).

 I cleaned my paint roller off on two pages ( to be used later)

This is another print from the gelliplate. Having the begginings of a few pages gave me more confidence to make a start.


Back to the first page- I added some paste coloured with acrylic paint though a Tim Holtz crackle stencil in random areas.

Then painted some of the "crackles" with silver and white.

 I stamped and painted a butterfly to cut out later onto another gelliprint.

And used distress stains on a some piece of text paper to die cut into hexagons.
Here they are added to the page and shaded with blue jeans distress stain and a little festive berries.

I painted a little white acrylic paint to highlight each piece and smudged a black pencil to shade.

I added two butterflies and some text - just a small amount for the first page.

I shaded around each butterfly with the new ground coffee distress pen and added glossy accents to the words.
I added a little glitter to the large butterfly.


So here is my very first proper art journal page ( in a journal) done .

Sorry about all the photo's .

Soojay xx





Comments

  1. Well done taking the first step and buying two. The photos are really impressive. What you,ve done is absolutely fantastic sue. The butterfly looks amazing. Really great work. I,m looking forward to seeing your next page. Barbxx

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  2. Well done taking the first step and buying two. The photos are really impressive. What you,ve done is absolutely fantastic sue. The butterfly looks amazing. Really great work. I,m looking forward to seeing your next page. Barbxx

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  3. What a fabulous page Sue and well done on getting some backgrounds started. I think I would still be at the stroking the nice clean pages stage LOL
    Toni xx

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  4. WOW!!! I have to admit that I wanted to try my hand at art journaling but wasn't brave enough to buy a 'decent' journal, so I invested one whole pound for a cheap art book in Poundland lol. I'm holding up my hand to admit that my journal STILL looks like your first photo and I've had it for almost a year now!! Yes...I'm a coward lol. xx

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