The Big Journal!!


This page was kind of daunting.  It’s done in an Art Journal that I received from a friend through an Art Journal swap I was in.  It’s beautiful and it’s big!  Each page is 11 x 14.  I started the background on this page about a week or so ago and just wasn’t feeling it and thought I’d ruined the pages.  I pulled it out this evening determined to make something out of it and grabbed my paints.  I’d seen a page on Pinterest where she’d stenciled some tree branches in the top corner and then had some bright ‘blotches’ to represent leaves.  It was done on this beautiful team and green background…..not what I had at all but decided to go with the concept of a tree and branches.  I free-handed the tree as I don’t have a tree stencil and then took a ratty old brush I have from the hardware store and started ‘pouncing on the paint.  I used a bright yellow, green orange and purple until I thought it looked okay.  I went over to the other page and couldn’t decide what I wanted to do!  I grabbed a plastic 12 x 12 sort of page topper thingy that I thought I could use as a stencil and started to dab paint onto it with some stipple brushes.  After I’d completed a few of the flowers I carefully lifted a corner of the ‘stencil’ to see what it was looking like…..ya, wasn’t liking it at all.  Off came the stencil and I grabbed a baby wipe and some wax paper and started to dab my various paint colors all over the two pages to try to pull together the few stencil patterns you could see that didn’t really look like anything.  I then went for my black Elmer’s Painters Paint pen and traced around the three flowers I’d tried to stencil.  I drew in some stems, vines and leaves and outlined everything in my white Elmer’s Painters Paint Marker.  Added my words from the sheet I’d printed out that Tracy had shared and it was done.  I like it allot better now…lol.



Kinda thinking I need something in the tree but can’t decide what….lol.  Or maybe it’s just okay as it is.  Either way, I kinda like it!

This is the biggest Art Journal page I’ve ever made as I’ve never done a double page before…..and ya, I choose my biggest journal to try it in.  LOL.

Here’s a couple of close-ups of each page…..






I’m on a roll….lol.  No idea what the next page is going to be…..starting to think more and more to start an idea book….hmmmm.




About mycraftingtherapyroom

My name is Yvonne Gebauer and I'm a cardmaker and have just entered the amazing world of Mixed Media and am LOVING it!. I'm a wife, a mother to two grown boys, and a grandmother to 5 amazingly beautiful grandchildren which I have to say is really all it's cracked up to be and more. I work full time and am really starting to think that work is getting in the way of life!! I have a large crafting room and I'm my happiest when I have a group of friends get together in this room and just have a blast. Every once in a while we actually create something! Or, when I get a chance to have one of my grandchildren over to just let them play and create what they want with what I have in my stash.....which is allot. My craft room is my therapy room of sorts. My place to go and just be......

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