Monday, February 1, 2010

Art Journal Pages

This week flew by and I did not get to work in my art journal as much as I would have liked to. I did work on a tutorial for the Yahoo Art Technique - the Bandanna technique. I have not done this in awhile and it was fun to revisit it. I ended up using this technique in my art journal and making a few bookmarks with it. Fun...

This is the page that I used the bandanna technique with. The lovely fairy girls are from Art Chixs and the hearts were from a free collage sheet that Julia from Cemerony was giving away on her blog. I love this quote from William Wordsworth.


My pre cut letters came in handy when I did this page. I felt like I should use my "word of intent" in my journal before the month was out. My word is Grow. I felt like it could be used in so many ways that were positive. I painted my background with acrylics, then did the transfer of the woman and child with gel medium. I then did the letter border. When all was dry I covered the whole page with watered down black acrylic paint and then wiped it off. I then used fine sandpaper and sanded the pages. I felt like the words really needed some muting. Then I did my quote and some more shading.

10 comments:

Diane said...

These pages are great--makes you want to go into your studio and make a mess!!

Terri Kahrs said...

Your pages is absolutely lovely! LOVE your style, Elizabeth! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lynn said...

Wow, I love your journal pages, just as Terri said, I love your style :)

Ophelia said...

I just absolutely love your journal pages!!!!!!
Oh my, they are amazing.

Janny said...

Beautiful pages!

Beverley Baird said...

This is such a well crafted, lovely journal page. How often do you create a journal page?

last minute lynn said...

your journal pages inspire me! Thank you!

Elizabeth Golden said...

I always have a journal page in some stage. Sometimes I have multiple pages in different stages. I really enjoy doing the backgrounds at night so they have time to dry while I am sleeping...

~*~Patty Szymkowiczww said...

Wonderful wonderful pages dear Elizabeth!
Love every detail!!!
oxo

Kathy Carvellas said...

GREAT journal pages!!