Monday, July 31, 2017

August Stamp

I got this done in just the nick of time to be ready for my August Bullet Journal page, which I still have to do.
As a birthday treat I may take some time and carve another stamp.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

A Few Little Journals

I sent one group of these off to my nieces and I am giving the others to my arty friends. They were so much fun to make! I hope they like filling them.


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

More Pocket Journals

It is nice to work on a small space, but I hate not having all my supplies available. Still, it is a good challenge!
 I didn't like this page as it was, so I took a cue from Julie Fei Fan Balzer
 That link isn't quite right, but somewhere on her blog is a post about cutting into your art journal to make a lacy page.
I think I need to cut a little more, but I don't have an exacto knife upstairs.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Day 6-9




 It was a lot of fun to play and put paint on these pages. Some I like and some I don't, but it is the showing up that is important.

I did some stenciling on the back of some scrapbook paper so I can make some journals for my nieces.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Days 3-5

I knew it would be hard to post every day, so I a just doing it in a group. I love this challenge as the pages are small and it is fun to see what I can do with limited supplies.


I used a new stencil from Stencil Girls for this page using the prompt-Curves.
 I thought the first image was done, but looked again and felt it needed some words. Prompt-Geometric.
Today the prompt is Ruled. I used a few stencils and then found this verse:
Join the fun at Rae Missigman . The class was great fun and her blog is excellent.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Day 2 Art Marks

I thought my page was done at this point:
 But I felt it needed some words so I added this verse from my daily Bible reading:



Saturday, July 15, 2017

Art Marks 30 Day Challenge

Well, I am joining Rae with her 30 day challenge. But first, here are some in-process photos of my pocket journal:
First my fabric pages that are done with the original fabric :
 Inside of my pocket journal:
 I bent my needle making the book.
 The book still needs a closure and some fixing of the inside pages:
 This the start of my first page:
 And here are my marks on that page:
I did not use any paint, just my Moonlight Sakura pens.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Pocket Journal Prep

I decided to sign up for an on line class through Art to the 5th  .I am currently working on
Rae Missigman's journal. I need to get it done so I can start the 30 day mark making challenge that starts tomorrow!
Here is where I am currently:
All I have done is painted some canvas fabric I have white with gesso and cheap craft paint. I now need to add color and put the book together.
I have watched the videos and putting the book together is simpler than Julie Balzer's method in Junk Journals, but this book is small-only 5" tall and 3" wide.  Hopefully I will have this done and can join the fun tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

I Need to Play

The urge to get into my art journal is becoming overwhelming. But I had foot surgery and cannot manage playing in my art room as it is downstairs and has no chair. But maybe I can sweet talk my dd into pulling some stuff up for me. Not today as she has to work. Tomorrow?
Anyway, I have been coloring postcards. Not my favorite thing to do, but it makes me calmer.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Never Finished the Challenge

I really don't feel too bad that I did not finish the A to Z challenge. I did on my other blog, but I did not have the energy to on this one. Maybe I need a new challenge?
I did make some covers for my daily journals. I just use composition books but I like to make them pretty. I found some fabric and stenciled on top of it.
I have a needlepoint piece that I am putting on top of it, but it is a pilot class so no photos!

Monday, April 17, 2017

N is for Negative Space


I have trouble leaving blank space. But that negative space does add impact.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

M is for Markers


These are my favorite markers. I know they aren't fancy, but they work for me.

Friday, April 14, 2017

L is for Lifebook

Lifebook is a year long course offered by Tam  I learned a lot the two years I took classes, but I always was behind...Maybe I will try again next year.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

J is for Julie Fei-Fan Balzer

Julie's blog is very inspiring. I have taken two of her on-line classes and would love to take one in person. One of these years...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

I is for Interesting


I keep my Bullet Journal as a place to store items that I find interesting. Maybe it isn't a Bullet Journal, but more of a planner/art journal.

Monday, April 10, 2017

H is for Heat Gun

The heating tool I want is from Ranger.  It is supposed to be quiet and not put out too much heat .Here it is from  .Amazon
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool

Saturday, April 8, 2017

G is for Gelli Plate



If you nave never tried one of these gelli plates, you are missing out. They are great fun on fabric and paper. It is even more fun if you get together with a group of friends and play together.

Friday, April 7, 2017

F is for Fabric


I love fabric, even though I don't quilt or sew much.

This piece was made with an ice dyeing technique. Not sure what I am doing with it yet.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

E is for Enjoyment


I art journal because I enjoy it. It makes me happy to throw paint and paper on a page. It is never going to be great art, but it is great stress relief!

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

D is for Deli Paper


I love using deli paper! It comes in these huge never ending supply boxes at your local big box store. I then use them to keep pages form sticking together or to use up paint. Then I have collage fodder for my journal. Do you use deli paper?