Saturday, July 21, 2012

Art Journal-the Experiment Continues

bless the lord journal page w border

It’s not that I’m indecisive about this: I do know that I want to continue with Art Journaling, and for my purposes, the Inspiration Journal theme is working for me. But I am not satisfied with my style or techniques and know I would really benefit from more practice, and likely from some training in this area. But, for now, the experiment continues, because I know I want to improve, and the teacher in me says, “You learn best by doing.”

Still determined to get some value from my spray inks, I sprayed two colors (Dylusions Crushed Grape and Bubblegum Pink) on the gesso-ed pages, allowing it to soak in some and then rolling up the excess with a paper towel roll. I used various background stamps, first with white ink (didn’t show up) and then black. When I was creating my tag for the CC2 challenge (see post below), I cut a few extra butterflies from patterned cardstock scraps and decided to use the butterfly imagery to go with the thought. I then covered the butterfly cut-outs with Liquid Pearls. I used some book text to add dimension and also portions of tags left-over from previous projects. I added some washi tape here and there.

And I DO love the verses!

Psalm 103:1-5 (KJV)

Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:

Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;

 Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;

Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle's.


Linda Kunsman said...

Lovely! Please keep going and try not to be so hard on yourself-everyone goes thru the same "not good enough" struggles now and then. Thank you for sharing at AJED-see you next time :)

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Fun and bright and the verse is perfect!!!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love the colors. Don't forget you can art journal on smaller things too. Maybe the size of the journal is what's bugging you. Hope you're having a good day!

Barbara said...

I made some changes at this point. I didn't like how "white" the butterflies looked, so I painted them with Liquid Pearls and added some book text and portions of a tag I had saved from trials. Added some white paint around the edges and here and there. I still see more things that can make it better, but I'm pretty much done messing with this one.