I really, really enjoy making journals. For this one I recycled corrugated cardboard for the covers and used lace, tape, mono prints and paper from my stash to put it all together.
As I ate breakfast this morning, the sun warmed my spirit and made me feel so peaceful. That is what this art journal page is ALL about.
All over the page, with various pens and markers, the words JOY and HAPPY were scribbled.
|Happy and JOY|
Over happy and joy went a layer of Gesso.
1st the page had been too blue and now it was stark white, so I broke out acrylic paint, cosmetic sponge and my which way stencil. I got waaaayyy too much paint there. love the bubbles though :)
|Spring green acrylic paint|
Then filled in the arrows with spring green paint.
|which way stencil|
Finally added Dylusions ink (lemon zest), a light spray, over the entire page.
This sunflower doily with more spray inks mimics this morning's sun.
Also on page: french vocabulary word, old map piece, tickets, washi tape, and photo.
That's page one in my JOY journal and I look forward to FILLING this one up with happy, joyful goodness!
I don't usually put photos of myself into my art journals, but this one just spoke JOY and HAPPY and PEACEFUL. It's a JOY journal after all...Do you include pictures of yourself in YOUR art journal pages? I hope you'll consider it now.