Sunday, October 7, 2012

Art Journaling

I have started a new thing. It encompasses all I love: scrapbooking, journaling, drawing, painting, mixed media, smash books, etc.

It's art journaling!
 So, had to share my latest post. :) I used Copics (another new love), hybrid scrapbooking paper, painting, rub-ons, alcohol ink, and stickers.

The book I used was an old Reader's Digest book. To accommodate the added thickness of the pages,  I ripped out some pages.

 My daughter played with my new Copics, drew a heart, I saw it, loved it, drew one myself. :) Then today, I went out and bought more colors. Added some doodling to brighten it up. :)
 I painted Gesso for the base over the pages, stuck two pages together while still wet, pulled them apart, and oh, liked the texture I got! (This was done by mistake. Hadn't planned on the two pages sticking together.)
 More gorgeous texture here...

My hubby is in Arizona for work, so he wasn't home again for the second year in a row to celebrate our anniversary. It's seventeen years today! I've been married almost half my life! Hubby is an amazing man. Very blessed to have a stable guy I can lean on, as I can get a little crazy!
It's basically just adding your artsy doodles and snippets to a page. Rub-ons by Basic Grey, snippets of paper I had on hand...

 Those eyes? Found a great tut for drawing Manga-style eyes with Copic markers. Loved the outcome. As I only had the neutral grey set of the Copics when I drew them, I chose to make the eyes black and white. :)

And love that quote! Anything C.S. Lewis is so very profound and deep. Had to include it.

There, pages three and four of my altered art journal. :)

Have a happy Thanksgiving! Starting my 40 Days of Thankfulness tomorrow. See if I can stick to it. LOL