Journal Entry : “Change”

Another journal page:

Collage and lettering.   Still working in my journal.  Still love it!   Have a great day!  (wish I was wordier today)

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Sometimes it pays…

to hang on to some stuff,  even when you don’t know why.

The other day,  I was hanging out in my art room and came across something that I’m sure is at least 6 years old.   I knew I wasn’t crazy about it when I made it but for some reason,  I had kept it.  I had made this collage around the time I was ‘laid off’ from my job and I remember trying to choose papers and wording that meant something to me.  Anyway, I made this collage and………. didn’t like it.

So I thought at the time “I wonder what would happen if…”.    I dug out some acrylic paint and painted hearts, and then painted the negative space around the hearts…  THEN I outlined the hearts in white paint and added the green dots with my fingers.

Then left it alone until last week  when I found a piece of white matting and a frame…

and voila!

Turns out that I like it… not exactly museum worthy but hey…

Have a great day!

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Journal Lettering

I don’t have any new gelato pages to share today.   I’ll have to work on some this weekend.  Maybe add more lettering and even collage.   I’m just obsessed with my journal.  Like I said,  it goes all over the house with me.   Kitchen table.  Couch.  Art table.   I think its proving to be a decent project for me since I’m home a lot.    The only thing is my journal pages don’t look like other people’s journal pages… like you see in magazines or online.  Or in how to videos.   The videos are so cool but I digress.

I’m very much a routine person,  a ‘rut’ person.   I’ll create the same type of thing over and over until I’m sick of it and then lay it down for a while and move on to something else.   With this art journaling thing I have going,  I haven’t gotten sick of it yet.   But it is forcing me to think beyond my habits and maybe push a little bt.   A little.

Lettered quotes:

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Used stencils with this page.  Need to work on more colorful backgrounds.  Its one of my favorite quotes!

 

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Gelatos, One More Time

I’ve still been working in my art journal.   Between phone calls.  And laundry. And other miscellaneous stuff.   I’m doing more than just gelatos but I’ve just been sharing the gelato pages the last couple of days.

This one is my fav of the day.  I’ve used markers along with gelatos.  I’m still not finished.

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Other random backgrounds:

 

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More Gelatos!

I’m really enjoying  learning how to use gelatos!   I’m trying them out in my art journal and wondering what kind of paper I’m supposed to be using.  What paper is best to use with gelatos?

I’m going to keep watching YouTube videos and experimenting …  but in the meantime here are some more examples from my ever-present art journal! (I’m carrying that thing around and collaging and drawing and painting my heart out!).

This is my favorite so far!

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My next favorite:

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One of my first attempts at flowers!

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More flowers!

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I like this, not going to try to improve this … afraid of screwing it up.

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A background using gelatos and a stamp that I carved myself.    Don’t know what to do with this one!

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Gelatos/Gel Sticks

New for  me:   gelatos and/or gel sticks.      I found a pack of four gelatos at Hobby Lobby for about 9 dollars and then I ordered a pack of gel sticks on Amazon for 11.  I love Amazon.  You can find anything.  Nearly anything.  On Amazon.

Here are a couple of my first attempts:

Of course,  the examples include lettering.

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And one other.  This quote comes from Maya Angelou.   This ‘not driving’ thing is getting on my nerves,  so I have to remember this.  I might re-do this one,  I love this quote and it needs to be on  a cleaner background with darker lettering:

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My Art Journal catches everything

I am really enjoying using my art journal.    I used my 40% off coupon and that made it all the better.

It really catches all my attempts at art journaling.   I have watercolor pages,  collage pages, pencil pages and lettering pages.   Some turned out ok …. some not so much.

Try as I might,  its not going to look like the magazines!  There are some wonderful artists out there!   I’ve even found great artists on Facebook.

Here are a few examples from my art journal:   I’ll post a few pictures here and then use a few more later on.

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