I think this was my last, or my second last spread I did before quitting Effy Wilds BOD/BOD class…
Category Archives: art journalling
… Well, maybe not so much a secret, but something I haven’t talked very much about. You see, I have been taking an art journaling class this summer. It is the BOD/BOM class with Effy Wild… and I am enjoying the different techniques she uses (and there are a LOT on every page). There is one of each type of spread per week, for 18 weeks. We are on week 10. But, I have been working on it very slowly. I have been taking a lot of other classes this summer, so this one has been squeezed in. So I have only actually finished 2 spreads. And there is the reason I haven’t talked about it much. But, now that the fall is here and things are calming down, I am hoping to have more time to work on this class… so, here is a look at my first 2 spreads* (more to come in the near future).
*The words have been blanked out to protect the privacy of the innocent 😉
So, are you doing any art journaling this weekend?
This is an art journal spread I did a while back for one of Jeanne Oliver’s Classes. It was lots of layers, and focusing on the positive (happiness and joy).
One of my favourite Jennibellie videos. Hurry back Hun. We will miss you…
So, a while ago I was working in my art journal. And I mostly liked it. But I felt that the pictures really stuck out, and I wanted to make it have a more ‘blended’ feel. So I decided an over all stamp on the whole page would do this. So on a red and green page, I chose to use white. Rookie mistake. So, not sure what to do from there, I put it aside, and have been brooding over it for months. Here it is…
A red hot mess… So then one day it hit me. What about an all over glaze? I could use a neutral colour, and bring the extremes closer together. So I mixed some liquid gloss with a tiny bit of white paint, and covered the entire page. And it did make it more cohesive. But it washed everything out. So I re-wrote the quote, outliked the pictures and added some doodle. I am still not completly in love with it, but I think it’s much better. And I learned A LOT of lessons I can use for next time… and isn’t that whaat it’s all about?