Art Journals Are Not For Sissies!

I thought creating an Art Journal would be just fun putting medium on top of medium.  If you are just journaling a class or techniques I would suppose that is easier ... FYI: for me it wasn't. 

For me, using words is so much easier to journal, documenting a journey in my life than trying to put down the experiences of your day or your thoughts onto paper in the form of symbols, a few words, and colors, and more.

Here is the the great part ... you think and you feel and the results reflect your "inside thoughts" that maybe are to hard to put out there to read or to be read. 

I know I'm being too philosophical on a Friday.  LOL  Here are my two first attempts of an Art Journal that are documenting me.

Page 1
Ingredients: acrylic paints; color box mixed media ink, vintage; tattered angels glimmer mist; inkadinkado letter stamps; plaid stencil; graphic 45 ladies diary stamp; tim holtz distress markers vintage photo, bird stamp; faber-castell india ink pen sepia; gesso;

Page 2

Ingredients: acrylic paints; tattered angels glimmer mist; gesso; Tim Holtz stamps; sponge alphabet stamps; martha stewart texture comb; acrylic ink; staedtler watercolor crayons ... cool to stamp with...; starbucks coffee sleeve; plaid stencil; 

Creative Jumpstart Summit 2013 by Nathalie Kalbach is officially over.  It really gave me some new EXPERIENCES (OLW 2013) in art.  I totally enjoyed myself and hope to continue to use my new experiences in my own paper art and scrapbooking. 

Layout coming in my next post!

Personal note:  over the next two weeks I might not post as I usually do (this week included).  I have a new adventure I'm getting started into and need a bit of adjustment time.  BUT I will have a GIVEAWAY on MONDAY

If you have a few second could you, would you vote for my circus layout ... picture and link on the upper right hand of blog.  No sign up necessary!  Thanks so much. 

Have a Crafty Artsy Day!


  1. These look very therapeutic. I like the scraping techniques on the second. x

  2. Beautiful work, Debby! I love how the face peeks through on the second page.

  3. so wish we lived close together~like next door. We could craft and try all these new tecniques out and laugh, drink coffee:):):) Love what you are doing !!!! keep it up~ so you!!

  4. Beautiful work! Love all the colors and textures!

  5. Great pages, love the colors on the first one :)

  6. Oh, Debby, you are beautiful inside and out and your artwork reflects it. (It was a pleasure to vote for you and LH!)

  7. Beautiful creations! Voted also - good luck, it is such a cute LO.

  8. Beautiful pages!!!!

  9. You are rocking these! I need to get my supplies out and start playing! Voted for yoU!


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