"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Art Journaling again

It's been awhile since I've done any art journaling. It's crazy that we let ourselves get too busy to do what we really want to do!

I signed up last week for Christy Tomlinson's online 3Hearts Workshop and am getting inspired again to journal.  We are also working on funky art journals in the Blue House Art Group so I have double motivation to do this. 

I made this page in stages.  The background was made while demoing to the art group how to apply paints randomly to a surface with an old credit card.  I did this on the back of an old, large (5" x 7") Heidi Swapp playing card I had. You can see some of the original black background with white polka dots peeking through. I had no idea what more to add until I was rummaging through old scraps of "stuff" and found this sample I'd made years ago using a great heart background stamp, beeswax and crayons.  The colors were perfect so I added it to the page.  It still needed something more, so I added some torn strips of the black and white polka dot tape I'd recently gotten with my Smashbook.  I'm loving that my sample finally has a home!

Here's the other side of the card.  I still need to work on this, but I like the image so will have to incorporate it into the page.

I've pre-gessoed several pages in another journal so I'm off to play some more...


Debra said...

Susan, what do I need for the cover for the art journal? 3-ring binder? Flat canvas? I'm 99% sure I'm coming Wednesday night if there are seats left.

Susan said...

I don't have your e-mail so am answering here. Just bring an old hardcover book about the size you want your journal to be. You will use the covers for your journal cover.