Spooky Halloween Art Journal

 

 

Halloween is one of my favorite “Making” Seasons.  This month I decided to use one large parent sheet of watercolor paper to make this journal for spooky halloween images and Edgar Allen Poe quotes, just general mischief and mayhem!!!

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I used Arches cold press watercolor paper, Distress Stains and Golden Fluid Acrylics

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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