Sunday, 10 June 2012

Art Journal Everyday...with friends!

hey, hey!

Last night,  I was art journaling with my friends, Sara, Rae Lynn and Tina at Tina's house.  Oh, it was so much fun. Like a crop but messier which is awesome. I really do have the best friends.

So, here's what I was working on...

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I started this page on Friday night.  I've been wanting to collage magazine images for a while now. Last night, I picked up the page again and added the pink drips and the dots. I don't love it but I'm not going to give up just yet.

Here's a closer look...

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I made the dots by dipping the handle of my brush in different colors of Claudine Hellmuth Studio paints. To get that pink paint I mixed Dylusion Bubblegum Pink spray ink with gesso.  The Dylusion sprays are translucent but by adding gesso I made it an opaque paint. Neat, huh?

And here's a closeup of the funny hat-like-thing...

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I started another page this week.

AJ_Whole Word on her shoulders

I added the picture to the blue background I made ages ago. Then I covered the whole page with gesso and removed it with baby wipes. The hole on her head was an accident.  I closed the book when the picture was still sticky with gel medium and it stuck to the other page. I like though because now the image looks distressed. I have grand ideas about journaling around her outline but I have no idea what I want to say.  It'll come to me.  Someday.

So, that's what I've been up to this week with my art journal but I've also been playing along with Daisy Yellow's Index Card a Day 2 challenge.  I've been Zentangling and it's taking forever to finish my daily card. You can (and should) check out the Flickr gallery.  Also check out Sara's and Liz's blogs.  They are ICAD2-ing, too. So much inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by.




  1. Love the pink drips and dots - that's going to be a fabulous page! I can't wait for our next arty night!

    1. thanks and I agree! art journaling with friends is the best way to art journal.

  2. Love what you've done with this spread-I am LOVING the Dylusion sprays and will have to try mixing with gesso as you mentioned-thanks for a great option to try! Yay for friends!

    1. thanks, Linda. The Dylusion sprays are great and now that I can make them opaque I love them even more!