Week 20-26 April 2015

Art Journal, Mixed Media

Another busy week at work, which means not much art done. There is one art journal page, done with Gelatos, Neocolor IIs and Clarity stamp stamp:

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The butterflies are die cuts of an old map of Greece from a road atlas, hence the quote. I used both positive and negative. It is kind of cool. I love those butterflies, will have to do more with them. Here is a closeup:

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Then over the weekend I did this one more page in my art journal. I just started layering color without thinking, was working fast to see what comes out. I am pretty pleased with the result. I finished it in a half an hour or so. If I needed only half an hour per page, I could do a page a day, which would be cool…

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Then I got an idea that it would be cool if I made my own art journal, so I took 7 pages from my mixed media block, used five for the inside folded in half, which gives me 20 pages. I sew them together and used the other two pages to make the covers. It worked. Now I have an art journal which is approximately A4 in size. Very nice size 🙂 What is best, I recorded the process in the video. I am still working on it, but it will be ready for the next week’s blog post.

Next thing to do, of course was to start filling in my new journal. So, I started from the start, meaning the front cover. I recorded that one too, and will post it soon. Here are some photos:

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