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Friday, September 17, 2010

Art Journal

You may have noticed a New Button on my sidebar, Creative Every Day.

A while back I purchased an Art Book with the intent to journal, sketch or just whatever.

Created a cover for it and designed the front, then froze!
Nothing like blank pages staring at you and no idea to moving on to the next step.

Browsing around the web I came across the Blog "Creative Everyday" and thought this is the perfect jump off point I needed.
I love the Artwork that this talented lady creates.

Though I don't submit my pages to the site. I still enjoy the creative prompts and follow along.

My goal is to use this journal to try different techniques and mediums together.
A way to expand my use of products and widen my horizon when it comes to my creative outlet.

This first page is inspired by the word "Life".

Growing up in an area, that is influenced on a daily basis, by the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nation. I have always been intrigued by the Medicine Wheel and it's use in one's daily life.
Nothing fancy , just a little personal something for me to go to.

The second page in my Journal , sort of took a life of it's own.
Using only a Versa Mark Ink Pad and chalk.
The principal for this page is based on the game of looking at the clouds and finding an image.
Using chalk and a brush I let the images come forth from the page.
How surprised I was to find ( through my own eyes) what looked to be a young girl sitting on the edge of a cliff watching the sun set.
Using my chalk to bring out the image a little clearer.

This next page is influenced by the word "Fire" and a sketch created by AnnMaree a sister from the "Sisterhood of Scrap" Forum.
Using Gesso and a comb to add texture to my page. Covered over with first water color then Alcohol Ink.
The next step , I stamped with Versa Mark ,using one of my favorite leaf stamps in my collection. Then embossed with Ultra Thick Utee.
Proceeding next to masking my page with a tree silhouette and painting over the top with brown acrylic paint.
Transferring my photo onto canvas.

This page represents the stage I am at in my physical life.

Well, that is it for today , hope you will stop by and check out "Creative Everyday".

As always Thank You for stopping by "Welcome to My Craft World"

1 comment:

Jacqueline said...

I love this idea! I have been thinking about starting a blank page diary/journal for a while now. I want to just be free to journal and doodle, whatever. Now I'm thinking I might like to start a creative everyday journal too! I love the pages you've done. You are so inspirational!