Here is my first journaling card background from Kate Crane’s Journal Soup class at 21 Secrets.
Lots of media on this card: spray ink, acrylic paint, oil pastels, dye ink. This card measures about 4.5″ x 6.5″ and was a piece of left over watercolor paper.
I’ll be using a dip pen and calligraphy ink to journal on this since there is oil pastel in some areas.
Keep it simple!
Tonight I was playing with an idea. I wanted to journal my last week, but I wanted to hide the journaling after I had written it. I could have done this in one of my art journals, but I saw this unopened 11″ x 14″ canvas and thought “Why not?”. The canvas was already primed so I pulled out my black india ink and my dip pen and wrote in a circular motion all around the canvas. (I have blurred out the writing, but you can still get the idea).
I let the canvas dry for a bit and then covered it with a light coat of gesso. As it turned out, the india ink had not completely dried yet and was bleeding into the gesso. Hmm, now what? I finished coating it with gesso and then grabbed a paper towel and started rubbing the paper towel in a circular motion, top to bottom, in strips. This is what was created.
Shades of grey in wave forms. You would not know that there was ever any journaling underneath, but I know that the writing I did tonight was soothing and put an exclamation point at the end of a very difficult week. I’m going to let this dry overnight and see where I want to go with it tomorrow.
Keep it simple!
Today I pulled together a collection of ephemera to use in my Ticket To Venice journal.
Beginning at the top left and going clockwise, here are the items I have gathered: some Hamly overlays, printed journal cards and tags from the class, old ledger papers, tea dyed book pages, printed postcards from Mary Ann, commercial labels and stickers, book covers (found this at our local Goodwill for $2), an embroidered patch of the Venetian flag, printed Italy digital postcards from an Etsy seller. In the center of the table I have tea dyed a piece of canvas, shipping tags and book pages (from the book I am using for the covers).
Here is a close up of the Venetian patch. The postcard at the top is vintage that I had in my huge stash of postcards that I inherited from my great-uncle. The Venice tag in the center I found on-line, I think it was from scrapbooking.com.
Here are the postcards that Mary Ann has been sending everyday. I printed them out on matte photo paper in different sizes to use throughout the journal.
I’m now off to begin the page and signature preparations.
I saw this quote posted on FB and knew I had to use it in a spread so I spent a few hours playing in the art studio and came up with this interpretation.
I call these donut flowers, big circles with layers of acrylic color.
Keep it simple!
This week’s list prompt from Hanna was Music (you love). I love shipping tags so I created another one to add into the journal. This tag was created using the Gelli Arts print plate that I tested out last week.
I love Christian Pop/Rock music. I find it to be so inspirational, especially while creating art. My list of favorite songs, at least for this week are: