This is a page from my A2Z of Me Art Journal (a small watercolor moleskine journal)
The letter for this page is L
The word I chose is Life. I have 4 parts to this spread Here is the page with the right flap closed, which is what you see when you open the book.
I added the extra page using Washi Tape
Art Journal Page flap closed
Here is the page with the right flap open which is where the majority of journaling will go.
Art journal page flap open
Close up of some of my journaling, which will eventually be filled with words of how I want to Live my Life
Close up of journaling
Close up of the closed flap.
Close up of Closed Flap
I used Goauche to color the pages, I love the matte finish on the pages. I stenciled with Distress Paint from Tim Holtz using a stencil from Hero Arts. Image is an old Lynn Perella paper I had stamped with a Butterfly and the Pennant border is the left overs from a Basic Grey layout.
I used some Dyan Reaveley stamps for the leaves which I then colored in with my Derwent Inktense pencils (love them) and the stenciled writing is painted in with Black Gesso. I love painting in my letters with the Gesso as I love the matte finish it leaves.
If you are stuck for ideas with your Art Journal consider doing an A2Z Journal, I picked words that are personal to me. You could also pick random words from a dictionary and journal about those. or journal with a friend and pick a word for each other. That could be a lot of fun!
The background was done with Tim Holtz Distress Ink and the colors are just so vivid
Lampost Tag to make it glow
I used Tim Holtz Distress Powders in Black Soot on the lamp post and with the rough texture it “feels” just like wrought iron. For the light part of the lamp I used Luminarte H2O’s which makes it glow.
As I said before, I love to Art Journal and I have a number of books I am working in at the same time, doesn’t everybody?
Art Journals being worked in
Here is one of the pages I did last year. Still not complete as I feel the need to write more, but sometimes I never feel a page is finished till it feels finished and then even then I may go back later and add something more. Does that make sense?
Art Journal Believe in your Dreams
This page was colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stains and when dry, covered with Ice Radiant Rain spray. This is my favorite spray, the glimmer is just so great. I used a couple of Stampotique images, the leaves are Dyan Reaveleys and the Circles are Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s stamps from Impression Obsession.
Kill Negativity Close Up
A close up of a dog shooting a negativity plant! The bleed through from other pages kind of looks a little bloody!
Believe Close up 2
This is a close up of the circle stamps from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.
I used them as flowers and then I journaled up the stems
Stampotique Stamps Close Up
A close up of the very cool Stampotique Girl.
Love this stamp. I stamped her directly on the page, but I stamped her face onto white paper which I cut out and colored.
Hope you enjoyed looking at one of my Journal pages.