I'm in an excitable mood today, for starters I've actually got quite a few art journal pages done other the last couple of weeks, which makes me happy - I know, it doesn't take much! So I will share a couple with you today for my Art Journal Sharing Thursday, I can't vouch for the quality but I quite like the ideas behind them!
But secondly I'm in an excitable mood because we have had some movement in the right direction with our house move and we are waiting now to see if we can get an exchange and completion date set. It has been a total roller coaster ride since we started and anything can still happen to throw some mammoth-sized spanners in the work. So I'm trying hard to temper excitement with pragmatism and working hard to get some articles done and meet my deadlines, but I am also making some blog changes too which you might spot over the next few weeks. I'm going to be talking about them some more in other posts, so watch this space. Nothing like throwing yourself into your work to keep your mind off of things you can't control is there?
Ok so what about these journal pages? They are both a bit experimental in their own way, the first one is probably my favourite of the two.
The page is untreated but I did some spill journaling on it with a marker pen then wrote some letters on patterned paper and cut them out to 'spill' them onto the page.
I do love playing with letters, and I did have a great title for this page but I foolishly didn't write it down and now I can't remember it - D'oh! Lesson for today - write all your ideas down even if you are busy on something else!
The next page was also done on an untreated page from my A5 repurposed flier journal. For this one I had collaged a couple of strips of old map onto the page first then coloured the page with Derwent Inktense Pencils and the Kuretake ZIG BrusH2O Waterbrush, both of which are always in my pencil case and go everywhere with me.
Then I used the scalloped edge Fiskars die again, but this time I didn't load in a letterpress plate so you just get the cut shape. I then tore the die-cut shape and glued them to the page over the map strips and added a border with my other pencil case staple the Stabilo All Surface Pencil. Sure I've told you before how much I LOVE this pencil!
The final touch was a bit of stamping with the my favourite stock PaperArtsy stamp set the Hot Pick Xtra 01 - Backgrounds. This is such a useful set.
I added a bit of journaling around the cut shape to finish this one.
So which is your favourite out of the two? Have you got some pages or journaling favourite tools you would like to share? Please feel free to leave a comment below and thanks for popping in today.
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