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Art Journal Every Day: More September 2018 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. 

Today I am sharing some more pages from September 2018.  I really love this series of art journal pages. They feel like the best version of my kind of art journaling.  Looking at them made me want to think about what I was doing at the time.  How did I feel?  How were the things going on in my life influencing these pages?  Reading the journaling, it seems like I was in a really happy and excited place.  Perhaps that's the key to my artistic success?

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This page might look familiar to you. I shared a video of creating the center triangle almost a year ago:

I almost always looooove the black pages in my journal.  It makes me think that I should do more of them!

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This "believe" is the very first cut I made with my ScanNCut DX.  I was skeptical that the AutoBlade was going to work and then blown away when it did!  

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I love this large doodle.  My white pen of choice is the poster paint Sharpie, which they no longer make. So, I've been using Sakura's gelly roll and it does a great job. But, it's not permanent.  So you can wash it away with the swipe of a wet paintbrush.

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This page is a collection of gelli prints with some hand cutting on the right side.

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You can see where the paint peeled away when the journal was closed. C'est la vie.  I probably closed the journal before it was 100% dry.

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I realize that hand cutting isn't for everyone, but I really enjoy it and find it meditative.  If you want the how-to, you can watch this video I made about the process:

And here is the other side of that cut page:

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I love everything about this cut page -- the pattern, the black, the colored pages behind it.  Love!

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You can see that this page is a bit shorter than the others around it. I printed the face directly into my art journal using a gelatin plate.  Then I trimmed the white parts of the page off (it had borders because my gelatin plate was smaller than the original page).

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The text in the face is from a stencil and the little dashes are from an Art Foamie.

Hope you enjoyed this peek into my art journal! Thanks for stopping by!

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