Tuesday, 11 December 2012

A peek into my Art Journal

Watercolor Pencil Crayons & water/black archival pen

Black fine tip marker & Pencil Crayons, Markers, 

Markers/ Distress Inks
I am loving my new Dyan Reaveley Art Journal from Shabby Shutters! Finally a place to be able to put all my doodles and drawings. There is no particular rhyme or reason to my journal. I don't always do 'the next page' and sometimes skip ahead 10 or 20 pages. There is a combination of heavy cardstock and manila paper in this journal so it gives you two different surfaces to work on. I tend to use my heavy manila paper for my ink sprays and then I use the regular heavy cardstock for other projects. I do Gesso my regular paper before using it though!
No page ever seems complete as I tend to go back and forth between pages depending on my mood. I try to incorporate the date somewhere on the page so that I can look back and know when it was worked on. Some pages have journaling on them and some have just drawings...for now. I get in moods where I will do all watercolor one night, or all oil pastels one night and I just keeping flipping pages to add a little something to each page. Its like working on 30-40 pieces of art at once. I know this is not every bodys style, but its mine...and its what works for me.
Some pages have more journaling than others and sometimes its just a random "What I am currently doing" page where I will just write all the things I am currently doing, eating, wearing, watching etc. Its a quick and fun page to do.
I have a little space set up in the loft so that when I am on 'wind down' time and watching tv at night I can haul out my journal and do some freestyle drawings and doodles. Things don't always end up the way I wish they would have but in the end its art and nobody would ever know that something wasn't intentional on the page, right?

1 comment:

  1. I feel the same but havent started one yet. Live your journal!!!