Wednesday, 2 July 2014

"Think Good Thoughts" Art Journal Page for Scrap Around The World

FINALLY I created my first art journal page!  
Who knows if I did it right or wrong!?!
All I know is that I really enjoyed doing it!! 

 I loved using all the different techniques & mediums 
& it's definitely something I will be doing more of.  

One of the reasons I haven't begun up until now is that I haven't had an 
art journal or really known what to use for one.  I found this A4 book at
 the Newsagent the other day & had an "aha" moment about it - deciding
 that it would work perfectly for me to glue my pages into.

Of course I will enjoy decorating the cover soon too!!

So all the things I did here...well I started with misting & watercolour painting with it,
then went on to some dry stencilling, some stamping & then the positioning of ALL
those alphas, then the embellishing & the accenting of the yellow using gelatos.

I used a 3rd Eye Flair & Prima stamps & stencils.  The alphas are from Pink Paislee,
Heidi Swapp & American Crafts.  I have 2 huge containers of alphas that I hardly
use anymore - hence the GREAT APPEAL of using quotes on my AJ pages!!

See you all again soon & just BY THE WAY we have a Facebook Giveaway
going on right now on the Scrap Around The World Facebook Page so 
check it out HERE - you can win over $100 worth of Cheery Lynn Dies!



Paula Calvanico said...

Oh Helen, I was just like you! I am clueless as to what an art journal is, or what I'd do with one. Maybe at one point I'll take the plunge, but wow, you did fantabulous :)

Paula <3

Wilma Voermans said...

The most beautiful thing on art journaling: there is no right or wrong. It is the thing I do most and love most. But... I always want a purpose for things I make, thats why I dont work in a art journal, but just on pages. They become part of my life albums for the children. I love the journal you made here, full of life and fun!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!!! This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee that quote and the colors!!!!

Cassandra aka Scrap Savvy said...

So bright and cheery! Love it! Welcome to the journaling set. It is so exciting and fun.

The beauty of an art journal is there is no right or wrong way to it. It is art and it is a personal journey, so sit back, relax and enjoy the process.:)

Gayle Price said...

See, now you know what you've been missing out's called freedom. No rules, restrictions, boundaries or expectations. Just abandon yourself to your mediums, feelings, emotions and ideas. Love the happy, good time vibe coming from your page....don't stop now. xx

Lynnda said...

This art journal is big Wowzers Helen!! You absolutely nailed!! You are good!! Hugs x

Lizzy Hill said...

Wow! You have gotten such depth & detail in here.....who KNOWS what is 'right' or 'wrong'...dunno that there is such a thing:):) I LOOOOVE what you've done. Can't wait to see some more;)!!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Gorgeous page Helen and super awesome that you have started your art journal! Love the bright colours and sentiment and I know it will just inspire you to more pages! ;-)

dstandard said...

The art journal page is just awesome! Love the colors and techniques on this! Fabulous!

Val-Belle said...

I think this is fab and I love that there is no right or wrong way just your way. I love the splash of bling :D fab layout Helen. <3

Sandi Clarkson said...

Love your art journal page! The color combo is fabulous. My goodness, it must have taken some time to position all those alphas!

Margaret Mifsud said...

Wow!!! What a fabulous first Art Journal page Helen!! There's definitely no right or wrong, you just do what feels good for you and this obviously was. Love the bright colours, there is so much life in this page, and of course your textures and layers are always amazing!! Knew you'd rock this, can't wait to see more!!! Love, love, love!! ox

Lynette Jacobs said...

Beautiful...stunning first art journal page. It looks as if you have done it forever.

Nupur said...

Omg...This is beyond stunning....i sense indeed....<3 <3 <3

yyam said...

Oh wow. These colours are amazing! Love the fun details and techniques!

Marjie Kemper said...

I'm so glad you decided to give art journaling a try, Helen. This is a fabulous page! Love that smiling face in there, too. Looking forward to seeing more!

Marilyn said...

It looks so happy!!! nice quote!! you know a friend gave me the Tim Holtz journal book- it is awesome notebook and I never used it, maybe you inspired me to give it a try. Awesome!! xo