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Today I'm sharing the first few pages in a new journal. This journal is a little bit different from my normal Junque Journals because it was bound with plain paper. I am having fun using plain paper as a backdrop as opposed to my usual junque. Sometimes I miss having a starting point, but I'm slowly filling the blank pages with excess paint and random marks. I will say that the plain paper makes for cleaner images. But, I'm not sure I like clean...take a peek:
These are the front "end papers" from my journal.
I've started to put the year in the front of my art journals because as I accrue more and more journals, I'm having trouble remembering which one is from when.
This is a small collage that I created on a piece of watercolor paper. I was trying to decide whether to frame it or mount it and finally decided to simply stick it into the front of my art journal.
I used Distress Ink to stamp all these little hand carved flower parts. The page was lightly painted, so the ink bled slightly leading to a soft watercolor-like look.
I wanted to see if I could do something that was sort of the like the amazing dot paintings I was seeing all over Australia. I used markers:
This face still bothers me. It's not quite what I wanted it to be, but you know I really do practice what I preach. If you don't like it, who cares?! Flip the page and move on!
There's a glint in her eye that I really like!
I love this hand carved stamp! I've been thinking of turning it into a foam stamp so that everyone can play with it!
Hope you found something to inspire you! Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by!