Well today another good friend took the Art Journaling plunge and I am sooooo proud of her! Look at Danni's amazing page here. I still struggle with just what it is about this that sucks you in but once you try it, you'll "get it". Danni had to overcome all the same fears I struggled with. I bet you have the same ones:
- I'm not an artist
- I'm not good enough
- I don't have the right supplies
- Uugggh... how do you fill up the empty page : )
The page I am sharing today started life last week as a practice sketch and watercolor of the hydrangeas in a rusty watering can. (But it could have just as easily been collaged from a garden magazine).
The background is watercolors and acrylics. The rest is some vintage graphics I downloaded, a few stamps, a doily, some pieces left over from some papers I created last month and some copper leaf. Oops, almost forgot about the prima flowers and rhinestones : ) I have found out (the hard way) that the gel medium leaves a resist so my lettering was very trying. But then again, it's not very evident in these pics but there's both pink and turquoise glitter glue smeared all over also. Ok, enough blathering.. here's a few close ups:
And one of my fav little bits:
hehe... that stamp has my name smack dang in the middle. That was so sweet of them.... lmbo!! If you watched my altered dominoes with copics video (on my tut's page) then you heard me say stamping on tissue paper and then glueing it down with gel medium makes the tissue paper transparent. Well those brownish, vintage looking bits were stamped on those cheap, brown napkins from McDonalds. I LOVE how it turned out and I think a whole page with that as the background will be in the works sometime soon.
Yoo hoo, two more are showing interest!! You go Bren and Jan!! Oh and Ann too!! The more the merrier!!