If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here. All of the previous posts can be found archived here. There is a flickr group for sharing right here. Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day! No need to finish anything or even like it. If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post. Thanks!
I'm sharing some more of my daily pages with you today. I work in short increments (averaging 10 minutes a day) to add a bit of journaling and a bit of arting to each page. On the days when I only write, it can be as quick as 5 minutes. On the days that I paint a big face, it can be as long as 20 minutes. But, that's it. Short bursts of time that collectively add up to lush and full spreads.
The printed text at the bottom of the page is a tape transfer.
I use a lot of hand carved stamps in my art journal. Here you can see (1) broken stripe, (2) flag banner, (3) "Things to Do," (4) alphabet stamps, and (5) tiny chevron strip.
The face on this page was an experiment gone spectacularly right. I was at my Mom's house and all I had was a ballpoint pen and a fat white Sharpie. I used a photo from my "Draw This Face" board on Pinterest as inspiration. I discovered that the Sharpie stayed wet enough that I could smush it around with my fingers for a paint-like look.
My art journal often gets lots of rejected bits and pieces glued in. The "Seeking Peace" bit of the page was actually a free-standing art journal page that I made as a CHA sample for my Lotus Blossom stencil. It finally came back to me, so I simply glued it into my art journal. Similarly, the kind of shiny rectangle on the bottom right is a book page poem I made for a project on my Collage Fast & Furious DVD. I was cleaning up my studio and I found it and decided to simply glue it into the journal.
Sometimes my art journal is very un-pretty. It's just a functional place for me to write out my thoughts and stash little bits of life. PS: Don't you love those day-of-the-week stamps? They're from Cocoa Daisy (sadly, no longer in stock) and I'm so glad I bought them! On the right of the page you can just see a bit of a print from my Bug Doily stencil.
I love tags! I stamped one of my Pattern Strips stamps on the little tag and then colored in the dots with a marker. The "8" is one of my handcarved stamps.
So, that's what I've been up to. How about you? How is your art journal coming along?
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