Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Journal

I love getting a new journal, but I'm always scared to start using it. It's so new & pretty & I don't want to 'mess it up'. Crazy, I know......but anyway. I started off by spritzing the first two pages with some colored mist I had. That was a nice start. Then I decided to doodle the word CREATE across the front page......because, after all, that is my intent with an art CREATE....everyday!
The next doodled page was inspired by a page from an older Art Journal magazine that I pulled out. I think I'm going to go back & add some watercolors to this one. The next page has a water colored back ground with some images I had cut from a scrapping magazine. It's entitled 'June Bug' because it was a Basic Grey ad for their June Bug paper collection.
These last two images are from today. I saw something on Pinterest that inspired me to pull out my paints & paint without using a paint brush. obviously the back ground had already been done with watercolors. Then I added the painted circles with a paper towel tube. I cheated a tiny bit because I swiped the excess paint from where I painted the paper towel tube along the bottom of the page as I 'cleaned' my brush off. Will take more pics of these pages when I actually finish them. LOL. I did go back this evening & added the pen doodling along the bottom to create my flowers.
This page was stamped with painted bubble wrap. Then when that was dry, I noticed the empty bottles sitting there from where Alli had done her tie dye the other night.........hmmmm.....wonder if that little tip would fit on the bottle of acrylic paint........why YES, it does!  'Wow....How Cool!' I used the lighter green to paint the words across the page. And lastly, I took some magic mesh from my stash & used that randomly as a stencil with some gold paint. I added some bits of washi tape, outlined my painted words, added a few white paint pen dots & finished with my journaling along the inside edge. Nothing fancy, but I'm having fun CREATING!


Sandee said...

I want to sit and decorate some journal pages with you! Yours are beautiful!!!

Cindy Gay said...

Amy you are so talented! Have a great holiday weekend.