I am happy to be starting 2014 off with a few new art adventures. The first is Journal52, which is a weekly online art prompt and the second is called Creative Jumpstart 2014. So with the first creative prompt of "up, up and away" and with some inspiration from "jumping," I created my first journal spread of 2014.
I used a journal I had on hand. In order to keep the book sturdy I plan to reinforce each page with tape. I think it will end up pretty thick as things progress. The tape shown here is hot new product from Graphic 45. I am absolutely in love with it.
I tried to get the texture thing going on this page with layers of ink, molding paste by Liquitex, distress stain, stickels and a few drips of alcohol inks. I also buffed on some gilders paste, edged my pages with stain and used pencil to make marks and scribble.
The circles were from prints I made on a friends gelli plate a few weekends ago. I was happy to put one of my freshly made images to use in my journal. Lots of details and marks were added with markers, paint pens and even water. I love playing with the distress stains, you can achieve some great texture with this product since it interacts with water. Here is where I used Natalie's prompts from Creative Jumpstart, using household items to make my marks.
My goal in this book is to actually journal! This is a tough one for me...one. Not only do I have to be open to commit words to a page, I have to scribble my handwriting all over the page, which while it may seem simple, for me it is a daunting task.
Let's see if I can keep this momentum grooving!