Thursday, May 23, 2013

Some Art Journal Pages

Hi everyone!!

Well, awhile ago I mentioned that I use my Brag Books as Art Journals.  I was going to share some new pages with you in a new book and I was looking through my blog and saw that I never posted any of my other art journal.  Not sure why.  I will probably come back and post some of my older pages, but for now I'd love to share some of the new stuff I have done.

I just started a new book.  Here's the cover:

The cover is pretty simple.

It uses a Brag Book from Fancy Pants Designs, as well as their Trendsetter and Artist Edition collections (both the cover and the pages I share today all use these).  I think the Trendsetter is my favorite collection right now...I just can't stop using it even though I have other cute collections waiting to be used. :)

I pretty much do my art journal pages in the same way.

1.  I start with gesso and brush it over the page (doesn't have to cover it entirely).
2.  Add ink and paint...this is the part where you just PLAY.  :)
3.  Embellish with drawings, paper, and journaling.

Here are three pages (spreads) I have done:


This first page actually uses my current sketch, sketch 235!  :)  Which, of course, there is still time to play along with.  ;)




The thing about Art Journals is that they don't have to be perfect.  You generally don't show them off or try to sell them.  They are for YOU.  At least mine are for me.  I love that.

So just remember...I'm just playing here.  :)

Thanks for stopping in!!!
Have a FANTASTIC day!


18 comments:

Patter Cross said...

The are beautiful Pam, and I love the subtle circles on the cover. Truly a beautiful book. I need to get back to my art journaling. So much to do and not enough time. :) Have a blessed day!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

totally loving your art journal! looks fantastic

Lynn said...

I love everything about this journal! A great way to release some creative energy. When I was a teenager I used to have journals that we're filled with all kinds of artsy stuff. In the last few years I have purchased a few new journals that have been collecting dust... maybe it's time to open them up ;)
Thanks so much for sharing this post!

Lisa Echerd said...

Love seeing these! Thanks for sharing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwww! These pages are just gorgeous! I am LOVING the colors and love love love the textures too!!

Connie Mercer said...

Great pages~love the one of you. Pretty good drawing there!!!

~Melissa~ said...

Wonderful! I can almost feel those swirls on the first one!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wonderful pages! Love all the textures and techniques!

byondbzr said...

I adore your pages!

Julia said...

Super cute pages!! Love all the negative cutouts you included!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

This is an amazing piece of art, Pamela! Wow!

Christy said...

I looooove seeing art journal pages. I'm so trying to work up the nerve to try them. :)

Madeline said...

Fun pages! I love the freedom in creating art journals!

Sarah Webb said...

Beautiful book!

Kelly Massman said...

very cool! TFS!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This looks awesome!!

LauraB whosthischick said...

This is so neat. TFS

artfulscrapbooking said...

Wonderful pages! Loving all the layers and textures and love the cover too!! :) Evie