Ok, you might get sick of these posts but I had to play again today. I ordered a Moleskine Watercolour Notebook thinking, yes, that’s perfect for journalling. The paper and the quality is, BUT, the size is too small as you will probably notice when you look at what I have done. My stencil was way too big for the pages, but again, I made do with what I had until I get some smaller stencils. This one was spritzed with water first, then used luminarte colours and tattered angels glimmers mists, then the flowers were done with a stencil with gesso applied through it (because gesso dries faster than modelling paste), then I thought, hmmm, the stencilled flowers need a little colour, so I painted them and then kind of rubbed off some of the colour.. Anyway, you get the gist of it, I am sure! My hands are filthy with gesso, inks, glimmer mists, you name it and sheesh it feels GOOD!!
Ok.. here you go. I would love some comments and feedback. Remember, this is all new, but I am having fun and that is what it is all about. Actually, sheesh, I am on a roll, I keep typing, LOL.. Art Journalling is all about YOUR Journal, what you want it to be, what you make it. There are no right or wrongs. Art Journalling is personal, so go with what you want and how you want it to look . Guess what? I’m rolling with what I want right now and who knows, in the future it may change.
One more thing, because I am on a roll, yeah yeah, I’ll shut up in in a minute…. I am finding by doing some work inspired by Dyan Reavely that I am feeling that I can let go of that OMG it is not perfect thing that I have LOL. Mind you, I still look at this page, same as the other one and grimace a little thinking I have never slapped anything down like that. Well it is free-ing in a way and my daughter who is 8 also did some art journalling and yes you guessed it, she had no probs slapping it down, feeling great about it all. I need to find my inner child again and then maybe my art and craft will be more relaxed!! Food for thought!