Just finished a month of art journaling, cheers to that! … And then off to creating more ‘til the year’s end. Here are a few pages made during the last week of November I apologize for not posting sooner, the family was down with something and couldn’t find mere time to blog. Guess I should add blogging on a regular basis to my new year’s resolution list (aside of course from art journaling which is getting addictive by the day).
I am still on my experimental stage, trying different techniques I found on the tube but made sure I incorporated my own style (if there’s any?) which I hope (fingers-crossed!) is developing at this time. But hey, practice, practice, practice and sooner it will just present itself before we even know it! So here go…
For this page I applied ordinary wax crayons in different colors, covered everything in black then made some doodling by etching with any sharp thingy you can find (in this case, a toothpick). Washed the whole page with red but missing the edges to make a white border.
A quote I found using some paint markers on this one.
These were faces drawn from a magazine using watercolor, as you can see it is not that good but perfection is not the key to any successful art journey, so why bother? Anyone of us can improve in time that I am sure of. Anyway, I still would want to draw more of these as I go on with my art journal ride.
This two-page spread I used recycled paper bags we usually get with our takeaways, I also played with the background using letter stencils and my son’s Lego pieces as stamps (the key is to look around you, almost anything you can find inside the house can be used in your journal, the possibilities endless!). Although I didn’t like how this page turned out as it looked very busy to me, still it’s a learning ground for future pages to make. Explore.
Here’s a take on an “inchies” page using patterned papers and magazine cut-outs. A no-brainer but lots of fun and easy to make, you ought to try it!
Just a magazine cut-out with punched out frogs and letters using paint markers.
And then another with a few lettering…
And another one except I up-cycled a paper shopping bag (yes! the ones you get with all those nice prints from signature brand shops, they can really make good background pages or you can use them many ways as you wish).
Again, one of the pages with those faces…not so pretty but I’m getting there.
Just a quick sketch of the restaurant where we met up with new friends, good food, good company, nice venue with a good view of the famous lights and sound fountain of the UAE.
There you have it, another week of art journey, still so much to learn and to try amidst the chaotic but fun routine of child rearing. How about you? How’s your journey so far?
Stay Happy Everyone! You deserve it!