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Hey guys, how are we enjoying “Your Stuff… Use It!” – Art Journal week?

I am multitasking, and worked in my Art Journal on a spread I am doing for Effy Wild‘s BOM/BOD class.  This is the week 2 BOM.

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In this one (so far) I have used acrylic paint, deli paper, a rubber stamp, black ink, and white chalk stamp pad.  I also used a sharpie, charcoal and embossed lettering, but I blurred it out again.  (To maintain privacy).

So, have you been art journaling this week? With things you already own? What have you come up with? Leave a link in the comments so we can come check out your page… 🙂

 

 
 

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red and pink experiment

This was one of those projects… I started it around valentines day as a test to play with my new Sew Easy.  So the base was pink.  And then I went of on a rabbit trail.  When I got back around to it, I had to stay within the pink and red (and a little white) theme.  This is the result.  It’s not bad.  Got a little bit of everything on it.  I do like the stitching.  The bead charm is my favorite though.

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Posted by on May 6, 2013 in mixed media

 

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Old Valentines Day Art Journal Page

was just a happy afternoon, full of play.  lots of texture and layers on this page.

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Happy V-Day

Hug the ones you love, whether it’s your parents, kids, spouse, or best friend, let them know how much you love them, and how special they are… =D
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Posted by on February 14, 2013 in holidays

 

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Failed Art Journal Page?

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…

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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?

The After….

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Posted by on February 4, 2013 in art journalling

 

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duct tape experiments

So, I have pink eye.  I can’t see out of one eye.  You know what that means? No reading.  No drawing.  No computer.  It has been a long, boring week, and I have very little to show.  But.  I did get so bored the other night, I was able to make this with one eye…

I got the inspiration HERE.  (DH found coloured duct tape for me for $1 at the Loonie store.  I stocked up.) I made mine on a pen instead of on a straw.  (I remember these from back in school).  It was starting to get heavy, so I used far fewer petals then she recommended.  And I left off the leaves.  I think it’s not bad for a one-eyed girl, no?

Are you trying something different this weekend?  I would like to hear about it!

And Happy Good Friday! =D

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in creative

 

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