Tuesday, September 29, 2009

An art journal...

I have wanted to really get moving with an art journal for some time...but when it comes down to it...any time I have sat down to work on it...nada...nothing...UNTIL yesterday...yesterday I took a look at this new challenge group Point Blank Period, and once I got going on the prompt...I was off and running.  Really really really enjoyed creating this page.   My "journal" is a 5.5x8.5 Watercolor spiral pad.  I think I picked it up at AC Moore for a relatively good price...or maybe even Walmart...who knows!  This page is somwhere a few pages in on the book as I skipped over the early pages where I have one or two random things written in it...which I will likely go back and paint over and start again later.  I laid a base of white acrylic paint, then scored lines and painted the "stripes"...once those were dry, I went back over the blue with crackle paint, and painted over the pink with a "glitter glaze" for some shimmer.  The pic you may recognize from my "I'm BAD" LO awhile back...but I thought it gave the feeling I was going for...strong and tough (and maybe a little mean...heehee)...then it was just layering the journaling and some other bits and bobs...well..here it is along with some close ups:

Supplies: Paint- Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint: Hot Pink, Sky Blue, White, Black; Distress Crackle Paint - Broken China, Worn Lipstick; Ink - Distress Ink: Broken China, Worn Lipstick; Punch - EK Success; Grungeboard - swirls elements; Stickles - Black Diamond, Rock Candy, Zing Embossing Powder - Glitter Black; Glossy Accents; Bling - CTMH, Colorbok, Heidi Swapp; idea-ology: word stick - KNOW; Ribbon - unknown; Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher; Dymo Label Maker


  1. This is just fabulous!! I love everything about it. keeley

  2. thanks for showing me some love, Les!
    and i love that you've started the "personal art journal" - i did the exact same thing literally two weeks ago and it's probably the best thing i could have done for myself! THERAPY. love your first artsy page!

  3. Everything about this is awesome .. love it .. hope your card making day goes great boo bear ..

  4. Oh my Les i dd not see this!! It's like you are evolving, lol!!! I love it!!!