Over in the Facebook Group Journal52, our first weeks journal prompt was Up, Up and Away!! I decided to pull out one of my mixed media kits I purchased from the Frosted Designs on-line store for this page. I absolutely love the fun whimsical feel to this kit!! There’s still a couple left and best of all…..it’s on sale right now so head on over and get one of these ordered! I chose a page from the kit that had this cool little cloud type thing with a great saying in it. I decided to build on that theme and go with it! I did a bunch of doodling…..added some more butterflies….some drippage (which I don’t particularly like now….lol). I’m using some watercolor paper for this journal and we’ll see how that works. I sprayed the paper down with some Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray called Mad hatter Mint which is one of the colors from the Mad Hatter set and it matches the colors in the paper just about bang on! The drippage and splatters were added using another spray from the Mad Hatter set called Tweedle Dee Denim.
So, week one journal prompt is finished. I believe we get our next prompt on Sunday, so we’ll see what that one brings!
Thanks for coming to check out page one…..I hope to see you again soon!
I joined a free Art Journal Workshop Facebook group with some friends last week. The idea is she’ll give us a journal prompt at the beginning of each week that we use to create that weeks art journal page. She’s also planning on doing some YouTube video’s with different techniques, etc throughout the year. It’s called Journal52 and it’s a pretty incredible group of women with literally all levels of experience in the art of Art Journalling. I decided to use a binder I found at our local Thrift Store a while back. It was an old recipe binder that was empty when I bought it so a few coats of Gesso covered this rather busy cover to make it ready to alter and use as my Journal for the year for this workshop. Good deal!! $0.25!!!
I decided to go with a Steampunk theme and use my Lindy’s Stamp Gang set called Industrial Chic. This set is available at the Frosted Designs on-line store. It’s probably my favorite of all the sets! I used a homemade brick stencil and some wall repair compound gave the page some texture. Then I layers a BUNCH of misc things to the front to give it a bit of an Industrial Chic feel to the cover. I used some old stuff I’ve had in my stash for years, a few chipboard pieces, one of which I cut in half and made into the wings on either side of the compass, a Tim Holtz knob and some nuts and washers to spell out the 52. I painted all the pieces with a coat of Gesso so the sprays would adhere to them and started to spray……..and spray……and spray some more. Then I did some painting with the sprays…..and then sprayed some more. There are sooooo many layers of spray on this! I finished it off with a few light touches of Rub ‘n Buff and it’s done!!
I kinda feel like maybe I should have put more things on it….but oh well. Next time. 😉 Here are some close-ups of some of the elements…
So, that’s it! I’ll do another post with my first page one it…..I didn’t want to make this one too long….I’ve probably already lost Sandee after the first paragraph. Good thing she likes pictures!! Luv ya girl. 😉
Thanks to all of you for taking the time to step into my therapy room for a few minutes….I love the company!!