Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Art Journal Sharing - Wednesday?

I knew that as soon as I started calling my weekly art journaling post 'Art Journal Sharing Thursday' that I would live to regret the name! I'm so not good at this blog titling thang. *SIGH* But now that I've finished my DT work with Creative Expressions I thought I would spread my blog posts out more regularly and move my weekly Journaling post from Thursday to Wednesday.

I had my last Fiskars demo for a while at the weekend and once again, in between making tags and cards, I did a bit of journaling too.

I started on a gesso-ed page in my A5 repurposed flier, there aren't many pages left, soon I will have to think about what to put on the cover! The gesso is textured and I used masking techniques and watercolour to make the page.

This week I packed the Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolour Sketchers Pocket Box Set which I got because of its tiny size and weight. It fits into my bag so easily, even when I am travelling light. The best thing about it is that you can replace student quality pans with artist quality ones if you want. But waste not want not, I'm going to finish off the pans that are in there first, before I replace them.

Obviously I had some Fiskars dies, for the Fuse that I was demoing, with me and my pencil case staples a marker pen, in this case a Staedtler Pigment Liner Pens, and the Kuretake ZIG BrusH2O Waterbrush.

I masked off the tag shape with the negative piece left over when die-cutting a tag and arranged a die-cut butterfly over the top then added the watercolour wash, holding them in place with my hands. I then used the tag and the butterfly negative cut outs to help guide where to place the pen border and added the lettering to finish.

So now that my demos are over when will I fit in my art journaling? When do you tend to do your art journaling? Have you a set time, or do you manage to do something everyday? 

I would love to know, please do leave me a comment below telling me how you manage to fit your journaling into your week.

Thanks for popping by.


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  1. Honestly, Kim? When do I art journal ... not any day at all. I just love following yours because it is so truthful, unpretentious and inspiring. So whatever the day you post, my handy Chrome RSS feed reader thang will find thee.

    1. Thanks Shirley, I'm glad you pop on over even if you haven't got into art journaling yet :)

  2. Great journal large Kim, live the texture and touches of purple. Tracy x

  3. I'm not into art journaling, but like browsing around the Internet looking at different people's different forms of crafting and mavel at the variety. Love the colour you've used this time.

    1. Thanks! I know what you mean Gwyneth, I do the same, just love all the inspiration out there too!


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