Wednesday, February 27, 2008

adventures in art journaling

My friend Julie is sharing a weeklong tutorial on creating art journal pages. I've been reading along this week, but just didn't have the motivation, time, whatever to play until today. I'm all caught up from the first three days in just over an hour's time. Here is the progression of the page so far.

Assignment #1~ Easy job here, tear some paper and glue it down with a glue stick on the page. I used some handmade papers, an old map, and play money. I'm using a spiral bound book filled with watercolor paper from my stash.

Assignment #2~ Add paint. I forget how much I love paint until I start playing with it again. I used 2 different kinds/colors of paints here. Watered down the aqua and sort of water colored it on. The fresh green is more of a dry brush effect. I don't really like this yet.

Assignment #3~ The fun begins. I sprayed on a green and a walnut ink. Then I cut a strip of map with deco scissors to put on the end. I sprayed the map of my area with the same green ink. I smudged around the outlines of the papers with a pencil. Finally, I stenciled on some white ink. I'm liking the page now. The doodling is next, and that makes me nervous.

A pic of the hi-tech tools used so far.
I am loving the beginning of the art journal adventure already. Thanks for the fun Julie.


LostLuggage said...

Isn't it a fun process!! I am so happy you joined in on the fun- I am also happy to see that you have all the supplies at hand! Journaling doesn't require anything fancy! I love how your page is turning out and I know you'll have a good time with tomorrow's lesson too! Thanks, Tami!

Kim H. said...

It looks awesome! I am having a blast with this process too! Oh the doodling will be a piece of cake! It is so fun to see how everyone pages are coming along!

Alison Gibbs said...

Tami that looks great. Hope your Mom is doing OK

Ethel Amutan said...

Look at you! I'm glad you're diving into Julie's tutorial with both feet! I bet your journal is just going to be amazing and you'll love looking at it over and over again for years to come!

cmoh said...

Good Luck with the doodling...that too would make me nervous. I like it so far, green in my favorite color. Can't wait to see the finished product.

Kristy C said...

Great looking page so far!
Just found your blog through another blog :) I too am from SoCal :)