A Rolled Art Journal

This journal was designed a little differently. I ripped muslin into four foot strips and then the same with some used underpaper and alternated them, attaching them with staples at one end.

I gessoed both sides of the muslin scraping and pushing it into the fibers.

The journal is meant to be rolled up.

Adding depth to the already started pages

The start of the journaling

This is a fun sized journal to work in and I like the different surfaces.

I used Pebeo Paints, Gesso (of course), Scribble Sticks, Neocolor II, sprays, Stains and paint pens

This is a journal that I designed for a workshop a couple of years ago and I love coming back to it and adding bits n pieces.

Cruise to Alaska Anyone?

I last taught on a Cruise to Alaska in 2015 and am excited to be teaching again this August.  Alaska is such a beautiful place and of course so very different from Florida, lol

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I will be teaching Art Journaling, Mixed Media and a Scrapbook Class. I only teach the classes while we are at sea so that we don’t miss any of the Alaska beauty

Here are all the details:

Day Date Port Arrival Departure
FRI 8/23/19 Seattle, Washington – Embarkation   4:00 PM
SAT 8/24/19 Crafting Day at Sea    
SUN 8/25/19 Alaska Inside Passage (Morning) / Juneau, Alaska 12:00 PM 9:00 PM
MON 8/26/19 Skagway, Alaska 7:00 AM 8:30 PM
TUE 8/27/19 Endicott Arm & Dawes Glacier 7:00 AM 12:00 PM
WED 8/28/19 Crafting Day at Sea
THUR 8/29/19 Victoria, British Columbia 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
FRI 8/30/19 Seattle, Washington – Disembarkation 6:00 AM  

and if you want information about prices or to sign up you can click here:


Cruise to Alaska

 

Hope you can join us

Week 3 – Gelli Plate

I love using my Gelli Plate to make anything and everything.  I ave made pencil cases, bags, wall art, books and this weeks project was a shaped book.

Week 2 of Where Paper and Fabric Collide

Our word this week was Luggage Tag, which was handy as I am traveling next week so I can use it.

 

A New Year and a challenge

Happy 2018 to everyone.

It’s a New Year and time for me to make and share art. The easiest way for me to be consistent is to be accountable to someone other than myself!!

 

Introducing #wherepaperandfabriccollide a year long challenge between myself and Christine Escanes of Creative Textile Mastery.

National Stationary Show

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Met up with the owners from Foxy Fix.  It was their first time at the stationary show as well.  It is always great to meet someone that you tak with on the phone or via email.

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I went to a few tourist spots in the evenings.  I love New York City, the streets have their own song and everything is so vibrant.  I always feel that I could move here and then I feel the crowds of people and realise I could never live there.  Way too many people for me.

 

I did manage to a little journaling in the hotel

My Moleskine Planner

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Inspiration

I was inspired by an artist I saw at Wynwood Walls.  He made huge canvases out of magazine images.  I sized mine down for my art journal.

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I like the effect,  I would normally reach for Paynes Grey or Black when blocking images but I liked the pink

Urban Grafitti the File Folder Edition

I love to make books and when I make a painty or repurposed journal I call it my Urban Graffiti series

 

This book was made out of a file folder using tons of paint, gesso,  ink  and of course my gelli plate

One of the inside pockets filled with tags

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I cut openings in the cover so that the images could peek through

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You can see some of the tags peeking through the openings

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This was a fun journal / book to make

Art Journal Background

Close up of a background in my art journal.  Love that yummy white (Liquitex Acrylic Ink)

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This is in my Moleskine art journal.  I know a lot of people think the paper is too thin but, this is my favorite journal to use.  It just feels greeat in your hands as it fills up

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