Art Journal Every Day: Another Journal Bites the Dust
July 08, 2016
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I have once again come to the end of an art journal. Usually I'm racing through the final few pages of an art journal, anxious to get to the next one. However, I was slow to finish this particular journal. Perhaps it was because I was traveling at the time? Perhaps I was sad to let go of such a pretty art journal? Perhaps I simply wasn't in a journaling mood?
I remain obsessed with interactive pages, which you'll see in the final two pages of this journal.
The left side of this spread has a flap that opens up.
This is a great way to fit more journaling on a page and/or hide some more private thoughts you may have.
These openings -- above and below -- were cut with a craft knife.
This face is one that I "fixed" about twelve times. That's what gives it that super layered look. Another reason that working on my art journal over a long period of time makes me happy and gives me such exciting results!
This next spread also has a flap that opens. Do you see it?
It's the face on the right.
See the kangaroo?
It's a candy wrapper!
I glued it into my journal so that the heart in the flap would fit over it perfectly!
This face started as a Balzer Designs stencil. Just a quick and easy way to start a face!
The eyes in this doodle are hand carved stamps. There are a lot of hand carved stamps all over this spread. You can see some below, embellished with a white pen.
And here is the other side of those cut outs:
I hope you enjoyed this peek into my journal. And before you ask, I have one single shelf full of completed journals at this time. I probably go through 2 or maybe 3 complete journals in a year? How about you? How many completed journals do you have?
Thanks for stopping by!