Friday, 27 May 2011

Art Journal

Whilst I'm not a die hard art journaller I do love having a dabble now and again and Christy Tomlinson's new She Had Three Hearts workshop seemed too good to miss. If you took her She Art Workshop like me you'll know what I mean. Lots of ideas, lots of techniques and generally having fun and getting messy. 

Journaling reads - Sometimes it probably seems like I only wear black but I *heart* colour

This background was created using paint and the large roses are stamped with black ink with extra colour added with paint. The heart is a fabric scrap that I mod podged in place.

This page records my frustrations at finding shoes but my joy this week at actually finding some that fit. For this page I used a book page as the base and built it up with paint, an image from a magazine, stamps, canvas flowers and an offcut journaling block. I sprinkled some mica and then it occurred it was like gold dust, just like the right size shoes.

Most of my art journaling seems to be fun stuff and as the workshop moves on I'm not sure that it will be for me as I don't really do deep and meaningful. I don't know why I just don't/can't/won't.

Someone who does write such brilliant journaling is Alexa and today she has a post featuring some beautiful words and she asks the question 'is it art journaling without the art?' Well I for one think her work is art. Of me you could ask is it art journaling without the journaling? ;-)

The techniques I learnt on the She Art workshop seem to have rubbed off in other areas of creating. This is my brother's birthday card.
I bought a pad of inexpensive canvas and it's perfect for making painted backgrounds for cards.
To this one I added a twill label that I stamped with a sentiment and a canvas flower that I die cut.

......and by the way can anyone enlighten me I always want to write 'journalling' but often see it as 'journaling'. Is it because that's an American way of spelling it? It's been bugging me. I can see another art journal page coming on.


favouriteworkofart said...

Inspirational as always, Mand

Kate said...

Gorgeous pages & cards - I don't do Deep & Meaningful either lol!
We say journalling, US say journaling ;)

Sian said...

A dabble, she says! Don't make me laugh :)

Beautiful stuff Amanda

Sandra said...

I can't spell to save my life, so I can't help I'm afraid LOL ... but oh my word - what fabulous projects. I still haven't really played with "art journals" ... I just don't know where to start - but yours really make me want to dive in.

Sarah H said...

Just gorgeous! I really love the way you build up texture with different layers

Winnie said...

I love your "dabbling"! It's awesome that you are using the techniques you've learnt in other crafts too.