Thursday, May 24, 2012

Art Journal Everyday Update...



I'm still working away in my Blue Kitten Journal.  I've got three new pages to share with you today...

This one has been developing in layers over a few weeks...
 The layers went like this:
magazine collage
gesso mixed with acrylic paint
tissue paper
stamping
more collage
journaling with india ink and a paintbrush


 This next one is a collection of bits of paper leftover from miscellaneous projects I completed in May...
 I really enjoyed doing this.  Maybe I will make it a monthly practice.  It might be fun to see how the colors and patterns I'm drawn to vary month to month.

More layers here...
This one has modeling paste as a bottom layer, and texture drawn into it with a paintbrush.  The turquoise bubble wrap part was stamped with versa mark ink and embossed with zing embossing powder.  In real life you can really see the difference between the rough, matte background, and the shiny blue embossing.

Did you art journal this week?  How did it go?


22 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all gorgeous Michelle! You always have such a way with color!! And LOVING that quote on the first one!! It's PERFECT!!!!!!!!!

Andrea said...

I love your idea of creating a collage of papers used in current projects. Beautiful journal pages!

Sherri said...

Oh my goodness, these are fabulous. I especially love the one with bits of left over papers, all that colour is gorgeous!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

These are amazing!! Fab work!

Danielle said...

Wow those are all some piece of art! Fabulous work, Michelle!

Shellye McDaniel said...

just WONDERFUL artwork! love your stuff, Michelle!

laurie said...

i have been journaling but i never seem to get as much beautiful work done as you do! your words on the first page are a great recipe for living a happy life.

Nicole Nowosad said...

what colourful page!

Kate Vickers said...

Cool pages! I really want to learn how to art journal one. Day.

dawn said...

These look colorful and fun Michelle. It's amazing your journal can hold up to all that you put in it. Would think the modeling paste would way it down.

Love the colors and quotes on the first one. The second one ROCKS, love the idea of scraps ALWAYS!! The last one has so much on it to love, you always know how to put it all together.
Thanks again for inspiring me and making me smile.
ENJOY THE WEEKEND!!

Dara Lynn said...

I have always admired your style and continue to be inspired! Hopefully, (crossing my fingers) I will have time to get in the cave and create!

Lilith Eeckels said...

Wow this is amazing. I would love to make an art journal

Bente Fagerberg said...

Michele I so enjoyed gazing at your gorgeous journal pages. I love the boldness of your strokes and the fabulous colour everywhere! TFS!

mothtalk said...

I've been following your blog for a few weeks now, and just wanted to say I really like the idea of capturing bits of the month's projects on a page as you did with The Colors of May. Great idea!

Mila said...

I like your three pages, the second I love the mixture of different roles and the third I like the contrast of textures and colors.
hugs

Lisa said...

Wonderful pages, Michelle! I love your bold style--so energizing for me to come to your blog and see what you've been up to!

france charles said...

there's a huge feel of 'letting go' to your pages which i absolutely love. It really speeks to me :)

Teddi said...

you are the queen of lettering! i adore your art style. :)

Sharon said...

I still have yet to start mine, Michelle! I got some pointers from Phin, and I always love checking out your blog for inspiration! Your pages are amazing! I especially love the first one - you are the most positive person I know, and I am so happy to have met you on Scrapping the Music!!! Have a wonderful holiday weekend!

Linda said...

These are wonderful journal pages!!! I especially love the top one-what a great sentiment ! The mosaic of paper clippings on a page is such a good idea too. Thanks for sharing on Bazer Designs :)

Patricia Roebuck said...

I love hearing your layer process. I need to try the India ink. Where do you get it? I think one of my pens is India ink. You make me want to art journal more. I love the pp colors and embossing with bubble wrap??? So cool! Inspiring me as always! Have a great weekend!

Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Hi Patricia! I think I got this india ink at Michael's, or Maybe Blick Art Supply. It comes in a small bottle. I use a detail paintbrush with it.

Thanks everyone for your kind comments!!!