Saturday, October 24, 2015

Art Journals and The White Page

I'm enjoying playing in my art journals more and more. They are fantastic to use for exploring new ideas, for practicing with new and unfamiliar art mediums, for experimenting and for recording daily or special events.
But they are also wonderful places to just "play". To have fun with your very favourite colours, materials and mediums.........all the things you love and feel most comfortable working with.
 My favourite things: Ranger Distress Spray Stains in Cracked Pistachio, Tea Dye, Wild Honey and Picked Raspberry. Pretty stamps from Prima.....I can not imagine my creative world with out stamps, so thank you to all the stamp makers and designers. Faces. Flowers and collage. All my favourite things: together on two small pages.
And of course words. Words that resonate and have meaning for me.
There is a more detailed write up and full list of products HERE at Mixed Media Place.

Does "the white page" intimidate you ? Sometimes it's really hard to put that first mark onto a clean, white, page.
I always start by adding colour, but there are many more ways of "breaking the white page."
The Spread Your Wings Academy on Fannabair's blog has some tips on how to overcome the daunting "white page".
You can see how this once white journal page was started, along with some other great ideas on how to make that first mark on a white page, HERE on Finnabair's blog.
Thanks for visiting, have a fun and creative weekend.
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Monday, October 12, 2015

Misunderstood: Art Journal Page for Finnabair Creative Team.

Saying the wrong thing at the wrong time to the wrong person.....that's me. I always seem to be "putting my foot in my mouth".
Art journal page, "Misunderstood" for Finnabair CT.
There is a step by step tutorial HERE on Finnabair's blog.

The face is hand sketched and coloured with regular old colour pencils.

Lindy's Stamp Gang "Magicals" , Finnabair stamps, stencils, gel, gesso and crackle medium.

Thanks for visiting. May your words always be perfect, meaningful, sincere and kind. Have a great creative week.
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