Thursday, 31 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
had to go by was one two paged artical in craft magazine.It gave me a rough idea of what art journaling was but just staded use any materials you feel happy with and you have on hand.Now this is a very valid point and I do agree that you should use whatever materials you have and love, but still when you start out this can be hard.mabey you havent done much art yet and you want to learn about what materials are good to use.So in this post i hope to help any newcomers to artjournaling to find some cool art supplies and to show you all what materials I use.A while ago i did post some good videos from youtube on tthis , as you may wish to check out:http://makealifeandmore.blogspot.com/2009/05/supplies-4-art-journal.html
so here we go:
PAINTS: I use two kinds-Watercolour and acrylic paints.I use the Studio Lascaux acrylic paints(http://www.lascaux.ch/english/farben/studio.htm) in dark red, bright red, yellow, lemon yellow, bright blue, dark blue, magenta(pink),black and a huge tube of white which also doubles as my gesso.I hayve a small palette of waterclours(see picture).
BRUSHESand other application methods:I use a bristle brush in size6,a size 11 and 13 0f those normal round ones,two one inched flat brushes for painting walls(i use for backgrounds), a small palette knife,an assortment of brushes in the sizes 6,6,10,4 and some unlabeld, a flat brush in size6, a middle sized waterhandeld brush and a sponge roller.
TO BE CONTINUED...
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
I feel that in the last month or so, my writing skills on my blog and also my art has gotten better.Also I have sterted to work a bit more outside of my artjournal. I am working on a collaged jewelry box and 10 collaged bookmarks as christmas gifts.Yes I am still working on them.I know i should get a move on but I think art should not be rushed.When i am done I will post some photos though.
But for now I leave you with three photos of some of my latest art work.
1.My very first attempt to make an artists trading card.I loved making it. What do you think?
2.Is a journal page.The women where inspired by the volturi in new moon.I know theres not much visual reseblance but its more the feel i got when drawing them.
3.The first picture in the series of three pictures i want to hang up in room. Divided onto each it will say Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.So for the second I am going to paint a big eye.
Monday, 21 December 2009
One thing I have already learned is that a good way to strat is with colour and then gesso, this starts of your page nicely.Next just keep adding not covering with every layer.I got this very good piece of advice from one of suzi blus videos.So for now i will leave you with the 3 best videos i have found on the subject:
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You may also like:
http://makealifeandmore.blogspot.com/2009/12/pretty-layers.html This is one of my first layered pages i every did:
(I have decided to give you one or two links to other related posts on my blog to get you seeing all the work i have put in on older posts)
Sunday, 20 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Tips on how to get started and great resources and more http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com/abstract/art-journaling-101.html
A Heart prompt here.http://www.ihanna.nu/blog/?p=754
A whole page of promptshttp://www.journalgirl.com/journalprompts/
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
2.When rolling your dough out, sandwich it between two coolbags instead of using floor
3.To give it a nice shiny finish mix icing sugar with milk.4
4.If you want a chocolate topping add some coconut fat to you choclat to make it more shiny
5.if you are alleergic to nuts just add some fine oats
6.Dont let your cookies cool down for to long as they may start to crumble apart
7.If were talking gingerbread add a piece of apple to the storage box as this makes it stay fresh longer.
Sunday, 13 December 2009
What do you think of my new art journal cover?It was so simple to make, i simply cut out random bits of paper and glued them on and them coverd the whole thing with cellotape.The tool thing(is it called a spatula?)on top of it is new and im hoping to do marie antoinettes hair withit.
Okay so sorry the pictures are not in the correct order , but its hard uploading on blogger.:)Anyway here comes a cool Tutorial:
Saturday, 12 December 2009
...Your best friend:
How about these pretty FIMO friendship necklace?;http://www.cutoutandkeep.net//projects/clay_best_friends_lover_necklaces
Or some nice bath soaks or something(search in google)
This cute http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-appliqued-succulent-sachet.html sachet
...Your gameaddictat friend(joke)
this fab skirthttp://soyouthinkyourecrafty-tuts.blogspot.com/2009/11/when-it-comes-to-being-turkey-its-best.html
my cats have tested these toys and love themhttp://myfantastictoys.blogspot.com/2009/05/cat-toy-plushies.html
...Your Tee loving Friend
http://weefolkart.com/content/tea-wallet-little-birdie-branch so they can take their teabags everywhere
...Any one who loves cts and tea
make them a catteacosyhttp://bustleandsew.blogspot.com/2009/11/sleepy-cat-tea-cosy-tutorial.html
....a lovely gift
This shrinky dinks necklacehttp://lilblueboo.blogspot.com/2009/11/teeny-tiny-shrinky-dink-leaves-necklace.html
So get crafting!!!
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Sunday, 6 December 2009
Saturday, 5 December 2009
1.Did you see a good film lately?Journali about it, add colours that make you think of it, add your ticket from seeing it and write what the story was about.
2.Experiment with diffrent new mediums like crayons or shading with coloured pencils
4.Draw people and add your fave quotes.
5.Make a page with pictures of all your favorite stuff.Use your fave colours and photos ....
6.Design and plan new projects or partys in your art journal.
7.Grab a magazine and use it in your page in some way.
8.Make cool backgrounds and cut people out of an old book page and go from there.
9.Use photos of yourself
10.At the beginning of a new month makew a page with goals you haave for that month and tick em off as you go
11.Go overboard with your fave stamp and add glitter
13.Cut out random words stick em on the page and get inspired from that.
14.Next time you go to an art gallery, make notes and buy postcards . Then make a journal entery about it.
15.If youre in abad mood.Go grab your art journal and express yourself in colour and words .It helps!!!
17.Doodle while you listen to podcasts
Happy art journalin!!!