Ok so I hope you had a week to “marinate”.. thinking about all the art journaling possibilities… Maybe you have done some research? bought some product? or just stared at the journal you bought. LOL.
We need to discuss BACKGROUNDS for a second shall we? Some people enjoy the white space in their journals and so they should! Some people are intimidated by the white space… there are “remedies for this ailment ya know” 🙂
Here are some things that can get you going
wet a tooFbrush, dip it in water (or “WADOH” as my friend’s 3 year old says..LOL).. dip it in some watered down paint, or liquid ink (LIQUITEX brand) and FLICK your brains out on the page.. Hey, you can even dip the TOOFBRUSH in the paint and paint with it.. you would get some neat textures
simply grab a paintbrush and use any medium you like… watercolor, acrylics, crayons, pastels and paint the background
spray and spread the spray like waterpaint (adirondack)
Spray through a stencil and see the amazing shapes that come from there!
take a pencil and journal all over the page
COLLAGE (stick down tissue paper/scrapbook paper scraps/ magazine clippings) and glue down randomly.. ahhh feels SO good to cut and glue (don’t laugh at me..i’m SERIOUS :))
Ok.. that should get you going.. now you have NO EXCUSE!
Ok, let’s discuss this week’s theme. Now this is not a contest. No one is gonna win.. I want this to be as free spirited as it can be. You don’t have to send me your page, although I would be THRILLED to post it.. even if it is not on the correct day.. and you do it late, just email me and I will post on the correctly dated post 🙂
Ok enough babbling..
Here is my entry.. i used JULIE’S WORDS TO LIVE BY, used my FAVORITE CRAYOLA COLOUR SINCE BIRTH – CARNATION PINK (which Is now finished 🙁 )… I melted it on a little iron and drew with the hot wax to give texture.. framed the whole page with vintage children’s book text and stained it… also watercolored the whole background which is fun because it resists the crayon so you just wipe it off whatever got on the crayon portion
Rhian made a gorgeous grid and used our FLOWER GARDEN stamp
ISABELABELLA used a clear crayon resistl
take a looky at her blog for a tutorial!
Lindabella just colored and melted…. FANTASTIQUE!
Paulabella melted some crayons
here is Jennifer B’s gorgeous page.. I love seeing so many layers! I think I see my flower garden in there again!
Here is Corey’s DREAMY page.. I LOVE IT!
Here is Sheryl’s page.. I LOVE the script stems and the crayon petals!!
Here is our resident minibella’s art journaling page! Melissa is Isabellabella’s daughter! mwah!
Ok there are more coming! just wanted to get this up since I was on a roll…LOL
Please don’t hesitate to send your entries in.. and if there is something you have a question about, just let us know! you can write it in the comments and we can all respond to eachother!
mwah to da sistahs who lovey their CRAYOLAS!
NEXT MONDAY’S THEME IS USING TISSUE PAPER ON YOUR PAGE! scrunch it.. flatten it.. glue it.. paint it.. it’s your choice!