Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Art Journaling 2

Here's another attempt at Art Journaling.  I have learned a few things:

  • Having never taken an art class since grade school, for me, art seems to be a bit of an experiment.  lol.  I am learning & enjoying the process.  I will keep trying to express myself in this way.
  • Some stencils are not meant to be used with embossing paste.  I love this Delicate Butterflies stencil from Memory Box  (http://memoryboxco.com/product_detail.asp?id=88561), but it didn't really seem to be the best thing to use with embossing paste.  I will have to try this with another medium.
  • I really do need to use gesso on my pages before I add my inks to the background.
  • I love my Dylusions art journal (http://rangerink.com/?product=dylusions-journal).  But, as Shari Carroll noted in her class,  I probably need to paste the pages together / skip pages, because even with the gesso, sometimes my inks bleed through to the next page.  I know that is OK for some people, but it kind of bothered me a bit.  (I need to let go of my perfectionism.)

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Art Journalling 1

Hi.  Long time no posting.  Trying to get this blog started again.....

I attended the first Simon Says Create event this spring.  It was wonderful.  One of the things I have started trying is art journaling.  Shari Carroll did a great class in art journaling, but we didn't get to finish everything, so I finished it at home.  Here's a link to the start of what she was teaching...  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/76350156155500557/

Here's my take on it, since I didn't have all the products used in class. This is a log of fun - I think I'll keep doing this.   Let me know what you think....