Hello Everyone! I'm super excited that I am now officially art journaling!!
I bought my first mixed media art journal a couple of weeks ago (along with a bunch of other fun art stuff!) and couldn't wait to start creating. Well, its going to be harder than I thought to carve out time to journal... and it doesn't help that I don't have an actual crafting space or that my art supplies are in three different places.
Anyway, I was able to take some time last week and work on the front cover. I took inspiration from one of Tracy Weinzapfel's Mixed Media Monday pieces and put my own spin on it (which happens to be the MMM Creative Dare for July).
Materials: 9x12 Mixed Media art pad; Gesso; molding paste; Acrylics; pg from magazine ; rubber stamp; Harlequin Stencil - Crafters Workshop - 6x6 - 474763
It felt really good to paint and get my hands dirty, very relaxing... quite therapeutic!
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Ok so now its time to start journaling. I was a little nervous to start page one of the journal. I know ultimately these are just artistic reflections of my feelings, but since I know that I will be sharing some of them, I feel they need to be perfect...Yes, I know.. Carmen get over yourself and let go!!. I will get there... someday.
The page took about two days to complete, mostly because I incorporated acrylic paint skin and it needs at least 24hrs to dry. On Tuesday I just chose a color palette for the background, but I wasn't sure what to do next so I left it alone. For those who know me and know I really don't like purple (don't know why I just don't) can see I am letting creativity flow if that is one of the colors for my first journal page.
Wednesday evening I couldn't sleep so I decided to just create and let go! I got in the zone! I didn't even notice how much time had passed by and didn't make it to bed until 4ish, needless to say I was super sleepy at work.
I really like the way it turned out...
Materials: Crayola Slick Stix; Acrylic Paint Skin circles; Fine tip and Ultra fine tip Sharpie - Black; Elmers Painters Markers; Black (4b;6b) and White Charcoal pencils; Blick Gel Medium; Mod Podge - Gloss; Bible verse printed on tissue paper
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
~ Matthew 11:28
Enjoy and Be Blessed!