Monday, 9 August 2010

Going All Arty Farty


Yes, I am going all arty farty on you and dipped my toe into the world of Art Journalling. I can't say at the moment if it will become my favourite crafty obsession yet (I think scrapbooking will always win) but it certainly ticks all the right boxes so far.
I have often admired this art form and as it combines my love of telling a story (talking too much) and collage (sticking stuff down). I thought I would give it a whirl. The only problems I have to overcome is painting, I'm not too clever with paint. Oh yes, I can decorate the house quite well and without preparation or dustsheets, but that's another story......one that is discussed in one of my Art Journal pages. The problem is that I am not a patient person (I think all my patience is used up each day at school) and so the colours normally end up a muddy mess because i can't wait for it to dry. But I had a brainwave, I used the heat gun! Low and behold non muddy colours.

So drum roll please.......here is my first page, titled 'I like to make things'. I did cheat a bit and copied some ideas from an article on Art Journalling in 'The Craft Stamper' mag, but I am already thinking of my own ideas to use for future pages.

I hope you can sit for a while and have a read of the journalling and maybe be inspired to have a try too.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Alana. What a fantastic page, I love it. I'm just 'dipping' my toe into the world of the Art Journal, I've made one complete page, but ave had the most fantastic time doing inky and painty backgrounds! Hope my pages will turn out as well as yours - well done you! S xxx

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  2. Pretty pretty!! What did you use for the background? Love the soft colours. Think I am going to have a go with the more writing thing on my next page! It's great to find other people who have just started too!

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  3. Yes a heat gun is the answer if you can't bear to wait. Your page looks great are you sure it's your first go? Have fun experimenting with backgrounds :)

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  4. Arty farty is good! Well done you, I really like it. Love the colours and the collage. Looking forward to seeing much more!

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  5. wow what a super first attempt...you're a natural!!

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  6. Great first page, It's lovely.

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  7. Hi ALana - Great 1st page - nice and colourful and great torso :)

    Not cheeting ... inspiration which will only develop - looking forward to seeing more pages.

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  8. It looks fantastic Alana! I love the colours and the way you've done the journalling. Can't wait to see more pages if they're going to be this good! :D

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  9. YAY love it! Great first page, lots of lovely ideas there ...

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  10. oohhh I'm so impressed :) ... it's something I really haven't got into yet - like you I love seeing other peoples ideas, but I'm not sure it's for me. Mind you, you've got the hang of it quite quickly :)

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  11. This is fanatstic! It's definitely not cheating, just taking inspiration from :) And I love it.

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