Why can't I create my "own" Art Journal? I guess I can since there are no rules about all this. LOL
I started out with a tutorial for the base of a paper bag album. I used Ursula Schneider's tutorial on her blog Under Scarlet Bird's Wing to create the base of my Art Journal. This is not my first paper bag album, but it is certainly the best one I've ever made. Ursula's tutorial is quite good.
I used Graphic 45's Steampunk line to help create the album.
I named my Art Journal "Post Card from my Journey."
On each of the pattern paper pages I'm going to try new techniques to express what I'm experiencing is at the moment. aka. love, thoughtful, turmoil, silliness, etc.
G45's Steampunk papers. I added the feathers behind the image. I couldn't resist. Cut the "Post Card" from Tim Holtz's Sizzix Fade. "Journey" and the pen nib are both from Tim's ever growing product line. The rose in the middle is from Making Memories.
I cut the image from another of G45's paper. I dipped the image in UTEE covering just her hair. I added gears to the head while the UTEE was still hot. I enhanced the woman's lips with my watercolor pencils. I also cut the Dress Forms from G45 paper. I dipped each one in the hot UTEE and let dry. I used Ranger's Alcohol Ink Metallic Mixatives to ink the upper torso. I think it turned out great.
Want to guess what I was thinking/feeling at the time I made this page? Leave a comment and let me know.
I'll the share the pages with you as I complete them. Thanks for letting me make art my way!
Have a Crafty Day!
Gratitude List1. an afternoon and evening with Jacob and Jim
3. struggles that teach us and directs us
4. headache gone
5. friends who don't disappear when you say "boo!"