Saturday, March 8, 2014
Today is one more background post before Sunday's addition of the two Journal parts of our art journal. If you missed yesterday's post on using stencils with the pages that you get a peek of above OR if you are new to our blog and this series, please click on the photo of our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling Your Bible Study on the right of this blog to get all the previous posts!
I was playing with the sprays and stencils here:
To see how I work this out, you will have to come back Sunday to see the final page of today's and yesterday's, all filled in with journaling! From ugly to purposeful!! BAM!
Have a blessed day and be sure to keep moving in any pages you create that just don't look good to you at the start!!
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Friday, March 7, 2014
I am spending today and tomorrow working on backgrounds, so you will see these completed with the journaling on Sunday's post!
I used they dylusions spray ink on the background:
NEXT, I used Inspired Stamps set: THANK YOU as my stamps:
How are you doing in YOUR art journal? Leave us a comment! We love to hear from you!
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Thursday, March 6, 2014
If you are just joining us, head to the right side of the blog and click on the 31 Days of March: Art Journaling your Bible Study photo which will take you to all our previous posts on this topic!
Today I have an art journal layout and wanted to show you how to add stitching to different parts of your art journal, only using stamps instead of thread. The Inspired Stamps set BIND AND STITCH is one of the first we ever created and one of the most popular sets because of the different stitching stamps on it. Above you see the zig-zag stitch and I also love to do this stitch around the pages (this photo shows you how I curve the clear photopolymer stitching stamp to stamp around my page corners:
I sprayed water on the pages, then the turquoise dylusions spray and the white. I added water and moved the book to help blend the colors:
I used modeling paste and dylusion stencils to get the stars. Then I let it dry and added my paper pieces/stamps:
I did use some charcoal pencil to give the church some depth. I may go in and make that more defined.
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This morning the Design Team has created some GORGEOUS cards for you using Inspired Stamps. Kary used DISTRESS INKS to create this color-rich card (stamps from FRIENDSHIPS FLOWERS Inspired Stamp set):
And Chere has made this lovely card to wrap us up for today using Inspired Stamps BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS:
I'll be back tonight with the 6th installment of our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling your Bible Study!
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Today I want to share with you a couple tips that will help you be successful in art journaling every day. First of all, working in your art journal every day doesn't mean you complete a page every day unless you want it to mean that. Remember it's YOUR art journal...and there is no time table! This is supposed to be fun and meaningful, not something else to add to your already-busy to-do list!
That being said, I have a couple of tips to help you do SOMETHING every day for your art journal. First of all, you absolutely have to SCHEDULE TIME for it. If you don't have a specific time set aside you will most likely NOT do it every day. If you don't have an hour, make it a half hour (or whatever you know you can commit to). If you have 15 minutes here and 15 minutes 3 hours from now, do that! But SCHEDULE TIME for it.
On that note, make sure you allow yourself days off when you need to. Remember, you won't do it if you dread it!
I know some people need to work on one page at a time. They start the background, add the layers, get the art done, then move onto the journaling. I do not work this way MOST days (although sometimes I do). I like to work in batches. So I'll create the basic backgrounds (sometimes with modeling paste, sometimes that will come later). Here is a photo of my book right now:
Another way I like to spend my Art Journaling time is stamping and cutting out images to use in upcoming journal pages. I don't know exactly what I'll use until I get to that page, but I store them in a little box on my table to dig through when I'm ready for this part of my art journaling (lots of new stamp sets coming out next week I've already begun stamping and cutting out to use!!):
So if you have one page's background done, go ahead and commit to knocking out a few more before you stop. Then tomorrow work on your stamping or journaling. There is NOTHING like completing your entire book! And mine will be full by the time we are done with our 31 Days of March: Art Journaling Your Bible Study. And I hope you are encouraged that even if you are starting TODAY, yours can be too!
Have a blessed night and I'll be back tomorrow with a photo tutorial on my next completed page!
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