This summer I want to work in several art journals and a couple of other projects while I take a weird bird break.
I started this handmade journal last November when I took an online class with Pam Garrison. It is made with 140 lb hot press watercolor paper.
I thought you might enjoy seeing the pages in a video before I fill them:
The journal size measures 15.25 inches in length by 11 inches in width for each page.
As you can see in the video, I made some marks on some of my pages as a starting off point.
Here are a few pages I’ve been working on:
I used stencils with watercolor in the bottom of the first page. And the page below is shown closed over the above page with some doodles and a butterfly.
Sometimes I like experimenting with collage and adding a quote:
A fish collage using my Gelli-printed papers inspired by the artist, Clare Youngs:
I used the watercolor circles to experiment with drawings in color pencils. And I added some whimsical lettering:
The insert papers are good for experimentation also. I used a stencil for the first one and collage for the second photo.
I was inspired by a wall calendar by the artist, Caroline Simas for the page below. I liked her color choices:
I am experimenting with collage, color pencils and water soluble crayons for this page…it is a work in progress! I find circles meditative.
I hope my art journal inspires you in your own art making.
What art projects are you working on? I’d love to hear about them!