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Art Journal, because it’s a distraction…

Well, today, I got a bit more art journaling done.  And it felt pretty good.  I was having a bit of a low and quiet day.  I didn’t have much of an attention span, so adding layers, and letting them dry was perfect.  It served as just enough of a distraction.  I’m not sure if it got me in to, or out of my head, but it was what I needed.  And I learned something.  I hate crackled.  But that was for a different project.  I can’t believe I took so much time on it this week, and let it stress me out like it did.  Anyhow, here is the one I worked on today, and am going to share.  I don’t know if I like it yet, let alone love it.  It has a lot going on.  But I do like the layers, and I like the texture.  I am just going to keep adding to it until it’s more cohesive.  And by the time it is done, I will like it… 🙂

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So, the big question… did I “Your Stuff… Use It!” today?  You bet I did.  I keep a bowl on my craft table, that I put any bits in, that I think may be large enough to use for something.  Cut out circles.  Bits of twine.  Pattern paper.  Anything that feels ‘reusable’.  I even have a window from and envelope in here.  So, that is what I used for my first layer.  That blue came off off something and smeared around (threads maybe?). Next was a white wash layer, followed by a layer of glued on pieces of book pages.  From here, I am thinking another white wash layer maybe, and I am seeing a large flower, or a girl.  We shall see…

Did you do any art journaling this week? Did you use stuff you already own? Please leave me a comment down below so I can come see! 🙂

 

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My Heart Belongs To… Me!?!?

So, you remember my heart from yesterday?  Well, I finished it!  This one kinda turned in to a self-love kind of spread.  And, although it’s pretty unlike me, I like this one (crooked heart and all 😉 ) But Effy does have a way of making me stretch myself, and push me out of my box 🙂  And I am counting this one as part of Your Stuff… Use It!, it is an art journal, and I did use my already owned stuff… (notice the rare, unique, relatively new picture you will see of me…)

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To this spread I added:

  • a picture of me, printed at home on the inkjet (sealed with hair spray)
  • washi tape
  • more stamped ink
  • deli paper
  • ball point pen for journaling
  • I had a Golden High Gloss Varnish that had come in a multi-pack, and I thought this was a good opportunity to break it out. (and I LOVE the look and feel =D)
  • oh, and liquid mat medium to sick on the deli paper…

Words are blurred for the protection of the innocent (or at least me) 😉  So, has anyone else been using their stuff this week?  Tell me about it in the comments.  Leave me a link… come out and play! 🙂

 

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It’s Week 2!

… and you know what that means don’t you?  It’s Art Journal Week!  I am actually pretty excited for this one.  I haven’t been getting as much done lately as I would like, and I kinda miss it, so this is a good opportunity to dig out some stuff, roll up my sleeves, and dive in to my elbows! 🙂

Well, ok.  This one takes a bit longer then cards… drying time you know ;)… so I don’t have anything to show you yet, so until I do, I will show you a card box I FINALLY finished, (not for Your Stuff…Use It!, just for fun). It was taught by The Musical Scrapper on her stream (copied to youtube)… Here is a picture of my finished product…

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You want to play along?  It is easy!  Make an art journal page.  Only use thing in your stash, you already own.  List what you use.  Then leave me a link to your post, blog tweet, down below so we can go see.  Easy? And fun! 🙂

 

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2013 in card making, your stuff... use it

 

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Are You Ready?

So, I realized today that tomorrow is the first of September!  Where did August go?  If I am going to do ‘Your Stuff… Use It!’, I need to get off my butt, and put my thoughts on paper so I can start!  So, I present to you, my plan!  (both so you can keep me accountable, and on schedule, and if you want to join me, you can!)

I am thinking 1 topic (but maybe multiple projects in each topic) per week.

So, here is the time-table it am envisioning…

Week 1 (sept. 1-7)- Greeting Cards

Week 2 (sept. 8-14)- Art Journal Page

Week 3 (sept. 15-21)- Simple book binding

Week 4 (sept. 22-28)- Alter something… (to be determined ((I have never done this one, so I am going in blind… gulp!))

Last 2 days- catch up on any unfinished projects

Bonus Projects- A Canvas (either flat or box)

I will list what I use for the projects, it will keep me honest!

And I thought if other people do end up coming to play with me, there could be a possibility of prizes and a “Your Stuff…Exchange It!” exchange.  Because who doesn’t like receiving ‘new’ stuff? 😉

You can join as many or as few weeks as you like… do one, or do the whole thing! (and if I do it by myself, well, it will be all that more challenging to me if I have to inspire myself 😉 )

If you want to play, it’s easy!  Leave me a comment down below my post (of the week, cards for cards, mixed media for mixed media, ect), with a link you your post.  That is it. Easy right?

So, who is in with me? =D

 

 
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Posted by on August 31, 2013 in your stuff... use it

 

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Happiness and Joy

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).

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Charcoal Face Journal Page

This is a mixed media art journal page I did for a class.  Thought I would share… =D

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Posted by on June 27, 2013 in art journal, mixed media

 

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Blue hair and background test

I wanted to play with this background, for a mixed media project I was working on.  So what better place then my art journal.  Then I found this blue haired girl I had sketched on old book paper.  I thought she went ok, and put her in with a collaged shirt.  Finished it off with a boarder, playing with my new edge punch.

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in art journal

 

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