Wow, I thought for sure I had already blogged about some of these pages! I must be getting old...er.
I bought a small Dylusions journal to begin the Art Journal Adventure over at one of my favorite on-line stores, Joggles. On the Joggles Blog, every Monday, Barb posts about a page or page spread she's done in her Art Journal. She gives out the story of the page, products she's used, and encourages people to make their interpretation of her "theme". (I'm also in the Facebook group where you can share your pages with others and get even more inspiration and variations on the theme!)
So I decided to follow along, but having a black square journal already, I wasn't comfortable with the square journal Barb was using. I went with a smaller one. I'm not gonna lie...I think my choice is a double-edged sword. (More later.)
Let's get to some photos, eh?
Teesha Moore. I admit I wasn't familiar with her work but click that link and see all the wonderful artwork she does. Awesome! I started this spread with my bright Lindy's sprays. I had too many cool colors in the journal and wanted something bright and '80's looking. (If you love '80's colors, this spray set from Lindy's Stamp Gang is my fave!) Once that was established, I added a frame with sticker borders and found my fashion girls. After fussy cutting them the way I wanted, I decided to just embellish them a bit...mainly with accessories because I liked the "white" space they provided. I knew I'd doodle the backgrounds so I didn't mess with stenciling or stamping before gluing it all down.
Speaking of bleed-through, that's what I mentioned at the beginning of the post. That this journal seemed to be a double-edged sword. The size of the journal is great and definitely in my wheelhouse.
Anyway, I'll start cutting back on the water and see if that helps my problem.
There's the start of the Art Journal Adventure! Hope the long post was worth it to the end!
"Come my lady. Come, come my lady, you're my butterfly. Sugar, baby."