This week’s prompt from Hanna and Tammy is Washi Tape Favorites. My collection is small compared to other artists so I decided to add one piece of each roll I had onto the page. I like them all, especially the thin solid colored ones. Take a look at the one on the bottom. That is not Washi Tape, but Quilter’s Tiger Tape that is used when you are hand stitching a quilt. It’s a bit thicker and not see through like the Washi, but it’s a wonderful addition to art pages.
Until next time – Keep It Simple!
Last night I was surfing the web and came upon a collaborative effort called The List Journal by Hanna Andersson (iHanna) and Tammy Garcia (daisy yellow). Hanna and Tammy made journals for each other and then decided to create a list prompt each week to write in their new journals. The first prompt, The Five Things You Love About Spring (or any season) started this past Tuesday and another prompt was posted today, Five Books That I Have Read.
Another blog, Artsyville by Aimee Dolich has brought back her List It Tuesday. Take a look at her fabulous artistic lists.
I am an avid list maker and love the idea of creating specific lists about things. My only problem while pondering this project was that I didn’t have a journal to use. I have lots of plain jane journals waiting to be filled up with paint, stenciling, ink and such, but I wanted something more so I started looking through my shelves and found my second “Remains of the Day” journal that I made last year. (If you haven’t created one of these journals, please go right now to Mary Ann Moss’ blog, Dispatch from L.A., and take a look at her on line class called Remains of the Day. This is the BEST on line class I have ever taken.). I had been saving this journal for something special and this is something special! Here are some pics of that journal.
This is the cover, a patchwork with hand embroidery.
The flap opened to show another embroidered flower vine.
The cover page with my initial.
A few of the inside pages, waiting to be written on.
As soon as I can figure out how to work my camcorder, I will make a video to show all of the pages. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy these.
Keep it Simple!!
Oh my gosh, it’s been over two weeks since I last posted my art journal pics.
June 29 on the left. When you open that flap, there is another small journal insert from the week vacation that we took to Northern California and Lake Tahoe. On the right is July 15.
On the right is the small journal made from the newsprint papers that I use underneath my paintings to keep the desk clean. I folded these papers and created a hand bound journal that I used to collect ephemera and write down my thoughts during our trip.
Here is a page from inside the journal insert.
And another insert page.
This is the back of the journal insert on left and the page that is covered up by the insert.
July 17-19. I used the new Vintage Paris map stencil from Artist Cellar as the background for the circles. Pretty cool huh?
July 20. The cupcake pattern came from a napkin that I separated and glued down with gel medium.
Enjoy! Keep it simple.
This page is a mish-mash of media: acrylic paint, watercolor crayons, gesso, spray ink, ephemera. Too much, too busy.
I followed my motto – don’t like it? cover it up and move on!!
Mother’s Day 2012
My art journal spread for Mother’s Day. The first layer was created with a torn up menu from Kenny & Zukes Delicatessen applied with Golden soft body gel medium. I then covered that with a thin coat of gesso. Once it was dry, I used a handmade circle stencil with punchanella underneath and sprayed Adirondack color wash through the stencils. I used a wet paint brush to blend the colors to the rest of the pages. When that dried I used more gesso around the circles and let the colorwash blend to eliminate the hard lines of the circles. I added two tip-ins, both pieces of ephemera from the Sketchbook Project exhibit in Portland. I then added the date with stamps and hand wrote the highlights of my day. Enjoy!
Keep it Simple.