Today I have another page for the Sisterhood of the Traveling Art Journal. The theme was a favorite word or quote. I really loved this theme, it was fun to look at different quotes and see what I want to represent in an art journal page
The quote I chose was “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” Carl Sagan
This means a lot me because I love to go on adventures and to discover new things.
I had so much fun playing with my Dylusions paint creating this night sky background and mountain range.
I added some washi tape and rhinestones, and a beautiful stencil in the sky to finish out my scene.
What is your favorite word or quote that you have journaled or would like to journal?
I have this art journal that is getting a little big to work in, lol. It very puffy and unwieldy, so I decided that I am done creating in it. So I filmed an art journal tour so you can see all the pages I created in my journal
Some of the pages I did video tutorials and some of the pages I did not. It was fun to create and explore in this journal, and it was fun to look back at my growth.
I explored so many different techniques and styles, this was my safe space. A journal where I could explore and create without always worrying if it was “right” or not.
I did have some extra blank pages at the end of the journal, so I removed them to use them later. I really like this journal (it is a Ranger journal) the paper held up to all the different mediums I used. I love the larger size, I will be repurchasing this same journal to continue my journey.
I am excited to keep creating and to finish more journals.
Have you completed a journal and what is your favorite one to work in?
I have another fabric mixed media for you today. I am feeling like I need some spring, so I created this hibiscus flower fabric mixed media canvas.
It was so good to get back into my fabric mixed medias and this one turned out great.
I just used pink and green fabric as my base, this canvas didn’t need a lot of fabric colors to make it work.
The bold flower in the center works great with the green background. And the gold beads in the center off set the flower perfectly.
I love all the texture and interest you get when using fabric. It makes the flower come alive.
If you want to recreate this canvas here is the photo I used as my reference, you are able to use it as a reference photo only.
This has gotten me inspired to create new canvases, I can’t wait to show you what I decide to do next!
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I am trying something new, and that is doing the art challenge for Oddball Art Co! I am in love with her designs! I just found her (I know, I am behind the times, lol) but now that I found her I want all the digi stamps, lol
I was inspired by the theme, which is “Life Size Leprechauns and Unlucky Clovers.”
I found this fantastic cat on her website I knew that the cat should be on a rock in a field of clovers.
I used college elements for the rock and the four leaf clovers. I used dictionary pages for the background with distress ink, paint, and stencil.
By adding butterflies and dots and quotes to the page I was able to add a lot more interest. I am really loving challenges, I think it allows me to grow as an artist and expand my abilities.
This was such a fun challenge, and I can’t wait for next month’s challenge.
If you would like to participate you can find all the info here:
In a few months my husband and I will be taking a short trip to Las Vegas! It will be nice to get away and have a small vacation. Since I was so excited I decided to create a no sew junk journal to put all the tickets and postcards and other goodies in.
I used an old text book as the base and added some fabulous purple Elvis fabric and glitter paper for the spine
For the papers inside I used Vegas maps, glitter paper, holographic papers, and other random paper I had in my stash. It was fun to pull out some fun papers and adhere them into to the book in preparation for my trip.
What junk journals have your created for your travels?