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:
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. :)
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Have a FANTASTIC day!