Hello All and welcome again to my crafty blog.
just a quick post of my latest journal page which I posted on the Maremi's Crafty Cafe Facebook page.
A nice place to post anything you create with great support and feedback..
My journal notebook is not really meant for art journaling and I need to stiffen the pages with additional layers. I use paper napkins, strips of backing paper, drywall tape :-) and in this case just plain old tissue paper that I had stamped and written some words on. Adding the layers seem to help the page hold onto the adhesives and prevent tearing.
My first layer was the teal green acrylic paint, which I distressed with some gold inkpad and brown ink pad to 'dirtie' it up a bit. I drew the branches in with pencil before going over the drawing with a brown marker and the black fin liner to add definition. The cherry blossoms were stamped and highlighted with a copics pen and I added the bird as a focal point.
Doing a lot more art journaling these days. Very freeing and gets the creativity flowing...well I think so. If you haven't tried it yet I recommend it. I think art journaling can help with other craft projects because it does help to break the rules now and then :-) .
See you next time.