Thursday, October 15, 2009

Some Art Journal Pages

I used some mail art on this page. Thanks Dianne Adams for the lovely envelopes. I try to salvage some of them to reuse. Here you can see the "art" and path I have added to my pages.

Watercolors and playing with circles. I used the blue in oil pastels in areas. Stuck on the circle them filled my misters with several shades of watercolors and sprayed. When everything was dry I pulled off the circles and set them aside to use on something else. I treated myself to a couple of Art Chix collage sheets, the crow girl is off one of them.

So have you hung around with a little two year girl lately? Well I have. Let me tell you she is wide open ready for about anything, tastes anything, sees everything, and can shop like a teenager. The ATTITUDE is fabulous! I found a place for those circles on this page.

This is another piece of mail art I tried to incorporate into my art journal. I took the end that did not have the flap on it and cut it open to take out the mail. I loved this envelope with the blue riveted circles and the brown stamping. I just could not throw it out. Recycle, reuse, is the mantra. I glued it to my page, colored it, added a few things,and now I have my secret place.

Here I used my own photograph and a painting of a young one I have always enjoyed. So tender.

More mail art. I used the tape that some blocks were protected by. I have a real thing for all of this decorative tape and could not let it go to waste. The flower pattern is so retro and cool. The "sign here" are a reminder of what is going on in the day to day part of my life, and another bird to remind me to soar.

23 comments:

lyle said...

thanks for sharing! its nice to see what someone else does with mail art! I often wonder what becomes of these great art works! lyle

Janny said...

Your pages are fabulous!

Dianne Q. Adams said...

I love your use of the mail art! Your journal pages are all interesting to look at and enjoy. I think I have one last envelope to send your way soon!

martha brown said...

Wonderful pages, Elizabeth!

vintagesusie said...

I make so many things, I just don't have enough time to make all the things i love...but this post really does make me want to make an art journal, to play with paint & glue, to let my imagination run wild & all for me! love this!!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Elizabeth, this is a GREAT post! I've enjoyed seeing your art, and love the idea of recycling the mail art! What a brilliant idea! Hugs, Terri

Tammy said...

Fun, fantastic, colorful pages!

bockel24 said...

OF COURSE I love them all!!!

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

You have created some wonderful things here. I think my favorite is the house in the background and the little girl in front holding something. Beautiful.

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! these pages are beautiful!!! the details and the colours are fab!

Bea said...

How wonderful to reuse MAIL ART. Good for you and of course, it was done in such a wonderful way. LOve the circles. :)Bea

Mary said...

they're all gorgeous!

sf said...

Loved that tape I uses - always on the lookout for more cool ones -
xxo

Werna Gail said...

I can't wait to get to your blog to see what you are doing next...
thanks for being such a sorce of inspiration. Loved these pages, especially the old building and the purple page.

Mixed Media Martyr said...

I love your pages Elizabeth! The sprayed watercolours are really effective! And love how you used the red circles on the next blue page! Also love that you used your own photographi the shelter page. Beautiful pages!

freebird said...

Nice pages. Did you use regular watercolor on your spritzed page? I really liked that.

Robin said...

Your journal pages are fantastic!

Julia said...

You've been a busy girl :)

I admire your art and love your style!It's fantastic!

The Gypsy said...

Fabulous pages + I love it when the notebooks don't close! :-)

amy said...

These are awesome pages! I love the large birds in particular.

Ramona said...

I love the color on the pages. You seem to really have a gift in that area.

Gaby Bee said...

These pages are simply amazing! I especially love the first one!

Lisa Holtzman said...

I love your journal pages!!!