Okay, here goes nothin'. Or something. I'm finally sharing my first art journal page that I made in my Dylusions art journal. You can see what the art journal looks like below. It's a nice big 9 x 12 size with very sturdy covers.
Inside there is a manila pocket for storing whatever you like and a front cover page.
The inside pages are wonderful quality journal pages that are specifically designed to withstand art medium such as paint, gesso, mists and modeling paste. This really is a good journal. If you're interested I am putting them on sale for a short time in my shop.
So. I decided to start an art journal. I pinned so many art journal pages, watched a lot of videos, did a lot of research....and I still wasn't quite sure what an art journal meant to me. I wasn't sure what direction I wanted to take, what I wanted to include. So I just opened the journal...and it sat for quite a while. Those nice big 9 x 12 pages stared at me and I stared back. Then I just started laying down scraps, little pieces and parts that I liked. Before I knew it I had a whole collage going on. I really liked the way it looked. Truth be known, I probably like the before better than the final product but I promised myself I wouldn't judge or critique my art journal.
I will share in a future post about where I think my art journaling might be headed but here are a few thoughts. I loved looking at these separate photos of the pieces and parts of my pages. I could break down the techniques and really identify what I loved instead of looking at the entire 2 pages as a finished piece. I loved seeing little sections and thinking, "hey I would like to try that on a card", etc. Like the Gesso with the aqua spray mist.
I've got more thoughts that I need to get down in writing. I'm excited to turn the page and try again. I think I have a plan and I'm excited to share it with you once I experiment a little more. Thanks for joining me today. I can tell you, I was so hesitant to share this but then I remembered...I'm not looking for a good or bad critique.....it was all about the process.