My 4x4 Abstract Project
Around Here: February 2018

Art Journal Every Day: Some October 2017 Pages

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day #artjournal #artjournaleveryday

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.  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, use the hashtag #artjournaleveryday so that we can all take a peek.  Even if you're not on social media, you can see everything (from twitter, pinterest, instagram, and facebook) that uses that hashtag here. 

I've got some daily art journal pages for you today.  It's towards the end of this particular journal, which usually means that the pages have more "stuff" on them because I've had the journal longer and therefore had more opportunity to work ahead.  You see, the way that I work in my art journal -- in fits and starts -- means that I add little bits here and there. So you can understand why the later pages tend to already have faces and colors and patterns added to them before I get to the daily journaling.  Let's take a peek:

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The right side of this page is a variation on my usual "lace pages."  I stenciled the fish design and then cut around the fish.  

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You can see that I also cut the word "fish" -- once from each side.

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This page also features some hand carved stamps...

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...as does the next page:

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I love the way this page looks covered in stamping!

And here's the back side of the fish page:

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The white "ink" is actually embossing powder.

The white writing was done with my favorite white pen:

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This page already had a heart shaped hole in it, so I drew a second heart to match it.

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I hope you enjoyed this peek into my art journal.  As you can see, what I do is fairly simple bits and pieces, but when you put them all together...they look dense and complicated and fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

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