Thursday, August 25, 2011

Art Journal Pages Link Party

Art journaling has really caught my attention lately and I'm intrigued!  In my mind I could think of so many reasons not to try art journaling and I think the biggest reason is FEAR.

FEAR of not being good enough or not doing it right or sharing too much personal stuff... 

So here's my disclaimer:
This is my art journal, I haven't given myself any "rules" as to what I can put in it.  I'm not required to hand write my entries. It's o.k. to use and learn some new things using my Microsoft Publisher program.  This journal is for me to have fun and record what inspires me.

My journal is handmade.  I love coloring with Copic markers, but they bleed through the paper.  I decided my journal should be the Neenah Solar White cardstock I always use folded in half and bound on the 8 1/2" long edge.  You'll also see tabs at the top of my pages, those are cards that have the "ingredients" I used on my page or layout. You know, the technique, marker color numbers, stamps, digital images, etc.

I have a close up for you of my page.  I used Copic markers and soaked a piece of burlap with Copic blending solution to get the textured background.  

I also thought it would be fun to start an Art Journal link party on Thursdays.  This is JUST FOR Fun, no prizes to be won but I will post a featured Art Journal page/layout each Friday from the week before.  No specific challenge just inspire me with your art journal pages by adding your entry below in the Inlinkz widget!

Thanks for visiting my blog today-

Craft Your Passion - Anything But A Card
Creative Stamp Friends - Handmade Background
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Stamp Insanity - Anything Goes
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Things With Wings
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenge - Anything But A Card


kurlygirl said...

Jan, thanks for letting me know about your Link Party! Your page is just beautiful!

Maria said...

Wow, I love this! I have never done art journaling. I just saw it on Make It Monday. Maria x

Judie said...

Quite awesome, not a journaler myself, saw your link at MIM TFS such a lovely piece of art.

Judie #54

Sally Morgan said...

Such a gorgeous page! Poppies are my favourite!
thanks for joinig us at Hooked on Craft Challenges.
*hugs* Sal x

Eemeli said...

Great one! Love those bright colors <3 Saw this on Make It Monday.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Lisa M said...

Very beautiful project and I'm impressed with the soaked burlap...genius! :)
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Make It Monday.
Lisa xx
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, just leave a comment for another entry. Mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! WOO HOO!!

Shirley said...

I love the poppies on your art journal page and I had to smile when I read your rules for your journal.
It is a great idea and I shall pop by again to see some more.
I found you on Make it Monday and popped over to say hi.


Cathy P in AZ said...

Such a beautiful start to your journal! I LOVE poppies and butterflies and definition text! :) FABULOUS. I may have to peruse my journal and add a link!