Art journalling is very different to the art I normally do. It is far less controlled and loose. I have to work on that. I still try to balance and perfect things to much, but I am thoroughly enjoying myself.
This is my 1st 2-page spread.
Mostly watercolours and stamping.
2nd 2-page spread.
It looked too much like a scrapbook page - wasn't happy with it.
So I modified it. Added stamps.
I started by creating the crackle finish with white glue.
I like how it turned out. I will use it often.
The border is a torn paper napkin.
4th page. I used a lot of different techniques on this one.
Post-it masking, stamping with found
objects, and podgied a bit of lace
5th & 6th pages - after gessoing the pages,
I scratched a comb through the right side and used
the end of the comb to draw swirls - see pics below.
These pages still need to be finished.
(gesso is a medium used to prep the pages
for all types of art - it also thickens the pages)
Hubby bought me a gallon of gesso (as well as
a set of fine markers) as an early
birthday present (well I did ask for it :)
I'd love to hear what you think of my art journal pages.
It is very therapeutic :)