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Friday, December 2, 2011

My first Art Journal Page

 I like to explore different Techniques and I am very drawn to the Art Journaling pages I am seeing on-line....... so, I took the challenge:

  I joined a Ning group and this was the first challenge- tear up pieces of Designer Paper and adhere them to your page (I used Gel Medium Matte).

  I used SU DSP in Christmas theme. Them I applied a layer of gesso (white).  Next I added distress Stain in Broken China and Spun Sugar (I am just drawn to pink and blues....).
 Then I used a Crafter's Workshop stencil (Harlequin) and added triangles.  I decided to do the next page to coordinate as well, so I took distress ink from my craft mat, added water and painted it on- I added the stencil to the 2nd page as well.
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On Page one, I added circles around a punched out 1 3/4" circle. On page 2, I used Spun Sugar and added pink circles.  I spritzed on Cranberry Glimmer Mist and decided to stop.
  I punched out oval panels and embossed with Swiss dots.  I added brown hightlights. then, I added the pink letters and journaling.
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  On page 2, I decided to use the Smoochie Template from the Art Journaling forum made by  Tracey Malnofski (I cannot draw- especially faces!).  I used the face pattern supplies and used SU DSP for the neck and hair.  I added brown sponging around the edges of her hair templates.  I colored the eyes and lips with Copics and added sponging to her cheeks.


 I will try alot of different techniques and will probably take an on-line workshop or two.
If you know of any good books or workshops- please leave me a note in the comments area!

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Thanks for stopping by!
 Shelly

22 comments:

Linda Monroe said...

This looks like a lot of fun. Enjoy.

Glennis said...

Fabulous project

Hlora said...

it is vute! Love this art work!

jimlynn said...

Cool looking! Your pages are great Shelly and know you'll have a lot of fun with this.
Lynn

Cath Wilson said...

Wonderful pages and lovely colours - well done, you! It will become addictive, he, he x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The journal is cool/artsy. My daughter who is studying Art Animation in college has the art talent to do this sort of thing.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://CreatedbySunshineHoneyBee.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Shelly, it is always fun to learn and do new things! Fabulous journal pages!

Paige said...

What an awesome project! You are sure to have fun with this! Hope you share some more pages as you get them done.

MaxineD said...

This is fascinating - not my scene, but I can admire your work :-). I think I can understand the comment that it can become addictive.
Blessings
Maxine

Lori said...

Love the different techniques you used on your pages--they look great!

Sharon said...

You've done a great job Shelly - I love your pages!

Darlene said...

Wow, Shelly! What a great way to showcase your talent & creative flair! You are going to have a great time with this project! I stand in awe!

trisha too said...

Great pages, Shelly!

:)

Gina said...

Wow! I have been seeing these a lot too. Great inspiration here. Maybe one day i will get my own started.

Jack said...

What a great start to your Journal. Love it. xx

Kimberly Gajewski said...

What a beautiful project Shelly! These pages are simply wonderful! Have fun! :D

Juliet A said...

You hit this one out of the park! Only you could do this well on your first 2 page spread.

Shar said...

Totally awesome! What great pages! Of course, I especially like that you made her a redhead :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Hi, Shelly. I love what you shared! I'm going to take art journaling classes online with Julie Fei-Fan Balzer and Kate Crane next year. See you there?

Michele said...

gorgeous journal page Shelly. rich with color, imagery and layers of delight. an impressive first go at it. keep these pages coming! xo

Shirley said...

I think it's wonderful and what a keepsake too! Very artistic and creative!

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful journal pages, very artsy!