Lets hope my first class goes as smoothly :)
Ok, so onto my latest obsession.
Well, I guess mine would qualify more as junk or scrap journals for a few reasons.
1. I can't draw. I am working on it, but really, there are very few things that I can draw well enough that someone else would be able to recognize it easily.
2. I am addicted to adding stuff to it. Basically, if I could figure out how to punch 2 holes in the kitchen sink, I would probably try to add that too :)
I have been wanting to make an art journal for a while. The ones that I keep seeing over at craftster.org look so cool, and I love the idea of being able to recycle. Go figure. I am not sure when I first started coveting one, but it has been a while.
Added to that, I have been researching other ways to make journals and such and I ran across this cool woven journal cover. Once I found that, I was stuck (believe me, my arm was really being twisted) reading through The Creative Place. For hours. I loved all the journals I found there and wanted to make them all.
Through that site (I think), I found this cool technique for making covers.
And the straw that broke the camels back was this awesome art journal made by Phizzychick. I finally felt ready.
I guess in the true sense, an art journal is suppose to be a visual journal. You can still write in it, but a lot of it is drawings, paintings, etc.
I can't really do either of those, and I kinda fell off the journalling bandwagon. I didn't let that stop me. I figure the only way I will learn to draw and paint is if I try, try, try again! Until I get better at it, I plan to just keep adding cool things to my journal :)
|Inchie Tree and Random stuff.|
|Emma's Mud Gloves and Mud Socks|
The green and purple paper is newspaper that I painted with acrylic paint. A lot of the inchies (1"x1" pieces or art) that I received in swaps are in here.
|Envelope received in a swap.|
|Dictionary page sent through the printer.|
|Zantangles. Thinking of a B&W theme.|
|ATC received in a swap|
|Handmade paper and a note|
|The beginnings of Emma's art work section.|
|Emma holding her pigtails while sleeping.|
|Bowling in Tucson :)|
|Close up of the awesome inchies.|
|Happy mistake- Pen holder.|
|I can draw flowers. Apparently.|
|Stitched owl on denim.|
|Emma's early art.|
|Collage with a few inchies.|
|Needle Felted Flower|
|More of Emma's art.|
|Emma's very first drawing of a person.|
|Winking cowgirl or equestrienne.|
|Chicken wire and wool yarn thingy.|
|First attempt at bead drawing.|
|Flowers with added backround.|
|Cool shoe tag I found on the ground.|
I used note cards, envelopes, plastic packages, overhead projector paper, ribbon, etc. I plan to have a step-by-step how to up by Friday.
I hope you are inspired!