This page was inspired by Traci Bunkers' 21 Secrets class "Self-Awareness through Visual Journaling..."
Both images are from the web. Raven and deer are two of my animal totems. I'm noticing that my pages are coming together more intuitively lately. I'm not thinking about them, just letting them flow. Lots of layers here. Patterned cardstock, magazine images, tissue paper, spray ink, gesso, acrylic, and tape.
This one was inspired by another 21 Secrets class - Jane Davenport's "Frolicaholic,"
which was tons of fun!
The next two are for "A Year In The Life of an Art Journal..."
The first one for the April 30th prompt, and is a quote from Thoreau (I forgot to put his name on the bottom before I took the picture)...
ie: use pics of nature
THE STUFF: Don't quote me on it
ie: use a quote or quotes
THE TECHNIQUE: Gesso & stencils ie: try something different and use Gesso on your stencils for texture!
I followed the first two parts of the prompt, but didn't do the gesso and stencils part. I decided to experiment with a different style of writing, and had a lot of fun with it! I wanted to use a mallard because I see them every day in our neighborhood, and they are so sweet!
This one is for the May 15th prompt, and I put it on the inside back cover of my Blue Kitten Journal, so the base is chipboard...
THE PROMPT: Bloom Where You're Planted
ie: count your blessings
THE STUFF: Scrapbooking flower embelishments ie: prima flowers, stickers
THE TECHNIQUE: paint/stamp/stain the flowers
This was a ton of fun! I'm not one for using a whole lot of flowers on my layouts, so I had a pretty big stash to choose from! I used a combination of Maya Mists and Mr. Huey's to spray about 2/3 of the flowers. Then I just started glueing them on randomly. Fun, Fun, Fun!
I get into bed each night and one of the things I thank God for is the flow of creativity. It's amazing to me how therapeutic it is! It truly calms my soul.
How has your week been going?
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