Sometime things just get lost. That is exactly what happened to my journal that I created for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. Mine was lost in the mail! All that hard work gone. But we are only half way though so I created a new one and I am sending it on to the girl that did not get it.
If you are not up to speed with the Sisterhood here is a link to my very first post about it.
Elephants are one of my favorite animals! Such a wonderful creature! I found a photo from a National Geographic Magazine of 2 elephants and I just knew they would be perfect as a focal point for an art journal page.
I wanted to do a bright and colorful page. This is outside my norm, and it was fun to push my boundaries. I used some Prima marketing oil pastels I received in a goodie bag. I haven’t used them much, you better believe that I will be using them more in the future, lol.
In addition to the oil pastels I used some spray inks, stamps, stickers, and quotes to finish out the page.
This was such a fun page to create! I love the bright colors with the elephants painted in black, it really allows them to stand out.
Today I have my first project of 2019! and it is a low buy project. So far I am off to a good start, lol (I am starting strong, let’s keep it up).
For this project I had all of the elements and flowers in my stash. It was fun to find so things I forgot I had to actually us them.
I started with a resin frame that I had in my stash. I bought it on impulse from a creative reuse center and didn’t know what I was going to do with it. So it was stored away. Until I decided to do my low buy. So I went digging for something new to play with, and I found this frame.
I thought the frame looked like a fancy window so I stenciled a swing and created a little scene with flowers and sprays and just about any other mixed media element I could find.
I loved adding all the flowers, I just kept piling on until I thought the canvas would break, lol. For this project I thought “the more the merrier” and kept on adding. I love how it all turned out and the splashes I added at the end was the perfect way to finish the piece.
I am looking forward to the new projects I can create using what I own. I am sure there are some hidden jems in my art studio waiting to be found.
Hello Everyone! I am so excited to show off my clean and organized craft room/ art studio. I went through a major purge with the help of a professional organizer- Morgan. (not a sponsored video) I love how this turned into a functional space that works for me and my needs.
Here is her contact information:
I have to say, I am a little embarrassed at how bad my room actually was. I had over 20 years of craft and art supplies that I needed to organize and purge! I my opinion I needed some help to keep me focused and on task. I am sure I could have done this one my own, but sometimes it is better to get outside help.
Once I buckled down, with Morgan’s help, I got it all under control. And now that it is done, I feel so good and much more creative.
I am also doing a low buy this year. What that means to me is that I am not planning on purchasing anything new that I don’t need. This does not include staples like gel mediums and glues and things of that nature. Once a quarter I will head to the store with my list and see if there is anything I need, lol. I am trying to use up what I have and be creative with my own supplies.
I anyone interested in joining me in my low buy challenge?
Are you getting excited for the holidays? I am! I am taking the next few weeks off from posting, it will be a much needed break to recharge my creative juices.
But before I take a break I wanted to share a winter theme art journal page with you.
I found these 2 really cute graphics. They are called the Dumpling Dynasty. I am not sure where they came from, but they are adorable. I am not even sure if they are winter themed or not, lol. I just loved the blues and thought it was perfect for my page.
Since they were so cute, I thought they would be the focus of the page.
I added a Graphic 45 card as well to complement the Dumpling Dynasty kids.
To fill out the page I added ribbon and snowflakes and string and a tassel. The background was painted with blue and white acrylic paint to create the ombre effect.
Add white and blue splatters to get a pretty snow effect and your page is done!
I really enjoyed creating this page! The blues and whites look so wintery.