Recently I've been intrigued with art journaling and the entire process of creating multiple layers for a background and then playing around with embellishing it in whatever direction your brain takes you. Use a quote, a random thought, or whatever comes to mind, but just create for the joy of creating whether or not anyone sees it, so you are free to mess up. This week I found videos on Donna Downey's blog about her "Inspiration Week" showing her process of creating a fantastic, artistic canvas journal. So yesterday, instead of doing laundry or cleaning my house, I made 2 handmade journals, 1 has pages of watercolour paper and the other is from bristol paper, sewed them together with waxed linen thread and glued them into bookboard covers I made covering one with papers and gaffer tape and the other with canvas. To the canvas one I added layers of watered down acrylic paints - grey, green and blue and maybe I'll stamp a cool flourish on the cover......hmmmmm....so many possibilities!
Here are some of the blank inside pages - I even sewed in inclusions of a shipping tag, envelopes, and vintage sheet music.
Now I have my own journals to start to play in. And this morning when I checked Donna's blog, I was the winner of her giveaway for yesterday's supplies - how cool is that!!!! I can't wait to play, and who knows, maybe I'll be brave enough to share some of my experiments.