Tuesday, May 17, 2011

art journal every day in May -yay!

* art journal in progress *
I hope this project is still engaging you, dear readers, as much as it is engaging me! I am getting into a rhythm and enjoying it a lot. I'm not feeling overwhelmed, rather I'm feeling like want to do this. I look forward to it and I like thinking of what I might try next! I have learned that starting, but not necessarily finishing my work in the journal, is a good way *for me* to approach this. If you would like to see where this idea of daily art journaling comes from, visit this page on Julie Balzer's site: Art Journal Every Day. You can join in anytime! Yesterday, I got this far:
This morning, I was right back working in my art journal! 

I added watercolor crayons on top of the white paint on the right side, 
then brushed and spritzed with water.

Here's a detail below, click on any photo for a larger version.

I have a tin of brightly colored paper flowers: Prima Calypso. The watercolor shapes I drew as a background suggested using these flowers to me. I put a few different colors down on the page and played with the placement until I was happy, then glued the flowers down with Tacky glue, just in the center so they stayed fluffy.
The photo at the very top of the post shows the next step: a dab of glue 
in the center of each flower - with tiny micro beads poured on top. 

I dusted the beads off when the glue was dry and retrieved what I could . . .
Then stamped a Magenta pattern stamp on the top of the left page & embossed it.
Added a quote stamp (LennaLines).
 Decided to journal a bit about how I was feeling about this project!

all in a good days work! I am blessed.
Take care and thank you for visiting.
xo lenna


  1. I like your approach Lenna, I guess I felt I needed to finish a 2 page spread in a day or 2 and so I stopped, I need to rethink it! Thanks for the share, xoxo Marilou

  2. I'm so enjoying this journaling project of yours Lenna. I love discovering what technique you've chosen to use and watching your process. Thanks for sharing your adventure!

  3. Lenna, I am very much enjoying the updates on your journaling! The watercolor crayons look like they would be so fun to work with. I think I have to go get some and play.

  4. Thanks so much for your responses, I appreciate your comments! Lenna

  5. Great to see how you continued with your page, adding images, flowers and text. I have done the first stage of your Altered Book lessons and cut some pages out of an old book, glued them together, but that's it. Colour will be next and looking at your work is spurring me on to free up some time to just DO IT!!

  6. Lenna, this is wonderful,-I love how you changed the pages from yesterday, till today- and how everything evolves-and grows, to an exiting end result-
    xox Dorthe



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