Thursday, September 19, 2013

Art Journal #2...

Art Journal #2, Cover

Hello everyone! 

On Wednesday I decided to take a book and turn it into an art journal.  Shhh don't tell anyone, but I rescued it from being tossed while helping clean out the storage room at work... it was outdated anyway (don't need CB pub police coming after me)!
I know I have only worked on like 8 pages on Art Journal #1, but the book was asking me to give it a make over. 

I liked the way the cover turned out, but it wasn't what I was going for when I started! 


 
Materials: Acrylics, B&W paint pens, arrow stencil (homemade from cereal box), Letter Jumble stencil (TCW DYS34254), text stamp


Thank you for stopping by!

Be Blessed Always,
Carmen


Saturday, September 14, 2013

Work in progress...

Art Journal #1... multiple entries.

 
Wow, its been almost a month since I posted anything... too long if you ask me!  I have been very busy at work, so by the time I get home and do the mommy and wifey thing, I'm exhausted!! 
My goal is to set some time at least once a week, but sometimes I'm just too tired to lay everything out, create, clean up and put everything away (with my Ethan, who BTW will be 4 on the 22nd of Sept, I can't leave anything out!).   

Ok enough of me whining... here are some journal entries that I started, but once I got to a certain point I wasn't sure how to proceed, so I just left them along.  I do keep looking at them, I think I might leave some as is and just add some journaling, but, well, I don't know...
(a)(b)
(a) water color crayons, doodle flower I scanned from my doodle pad and printed onto white tissue paper and decoupaged to adhere.  (b) water color crayons background with mini bricks stencil (TCW191), butterflies out of dictionary pages (can't remember what I used to color them, this was last month.  I guess I should jot down what I use somewhere). 



This page I just completed Thursday evening, well actually Friday morning. I started with a collage (Map pages from National geographic), used gesso as a wash, some text stamps, model paste for the mini 4 flowers stencil (TCW327) and I printed out a sketch of myself (or a version of me) onto white tissue paper.   
 
I hope to share more with you soon.  Thank you for stopping by!

Be Blessed Always,
Carmen