I'm a fan girl of mixed media and especially art journaling. One thing amazing about art journaling is how relaxing it is. It's all about practice and self expression. My fellow advocates of art journaling and I show finished projects to encourage and inspire you to play, but that doesn't mean we complete a spread at one sitting.
Allow me to share.
|Why I Create|
|just give me a sec|
This spread began on March 10, 2017. I loved what I'd created. It was an excellent background with so many layers and textures without any hope of a focus.
Early this week I was straightening up my drafting table when I spied this caterpillar that a lovely and encouraging friend gave me. My mind jumped to the tricky background I'd made early in the spring. Digging through my cigar box I grabbed a panel for my caterpillar. Added pink, grey, and back splashes and this background was ready to go.
I never imagined a spread would have to wait so long, but it all came together and the indignant caterpillar makes me smile.
|Waiting since March|
The same day I was cleaning my drafting table, I put some mono print pieces together. A moment of honesty: the drafty table still needs cleaning! The piece was a little big for a card so I pulled out my small art journal--a moleskine that had been repurposed. I found the metallic background and laid the bird on there. The bird found it's home.
|Rumer the mixed media model|
I have this page waiting for completion since last Christmas. One day....
Let me encourage you to let go of the idea of a perfect product and replace it with a creative process. It's so freeing and joyful.
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Materials: All materials either come from my Etsy Shop Pink Bunkadoo and Amazon where I buy most of my craft supplies because I live in the sticks.
Why I Create
Just Give Me a Sec
Dina Wakely Spaced Dots stencil --a favorite of mine
Fruits of the Spirit Stamp Set - 2 left in my store. Yikes!