Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Journal Page 1

Well...I dont really think that it is the best ever but I like what it turned out to be.  I punched text circles from Shakespeare, the flowers are die cut from canvas and the butterflies are a Martha punch.  I used India Ink to journal and outline.  Now that the stress of the first page is over I can move on.

My New Art Journal

If you dont know, Donna Downey is my hero.  I simply love everything she creates.  I wanted one of her art journals from her store but they are hard to catch in stock so when I saw that the instructions to make your own were for sale in her store I clicked "buy".  I have some sewing ability so I figured I could muddle through to make one of my own and bonus...I get to chose the material.  After visiting Hobby Lobby, Michaels and Hancocks I finally gathered all the supplies to begin working on my journal.  The instructions and video were great and it was pretty simple to put together.  I think it turned out great and I cant wait to start creating, though I am having difficulty trying to decide what to put on the first page.  For some reason it seems that it should be something really good.  I guess it will be what it will be!

Art Journal Page 6

Watercolor chaos.  I love this journal page because of all the colors.  I used simple watercolors, pencil and a thin line sharpie.

Thanks for looking!

Art Journal Page 5

I love making these satin poppies.  I heated these with my heat gun instead of using a flame and it caused the edges to curl more.  I like the result!
Thanks for looking!