I am doing an Art Journal Swap with 10 women from my Flying Lessons class with KRR who live all over the United States and one in Canada. We handmade our journals out of watercolor or mixed media paper. Then we decorated the cover, and the inside first two pages.
This Art Journal is made by Lori Ann! I like how she wrote Around the World as her theme. She used a nice wooden button and ribbon for the closure.
Her Journal is the first in line for me. Then it gets passed on to Sandy in Canada
Warning Lori Ann if you don't want to see the art in your journal look no further...
Then it was my turn to create! I wanted to stick with her theme that seemed to be earthy and included animals. We don't have to do this but for me I wanted to reflect her interests. That's what felt right for this journal.
I started off creating a back ground of blues and green with my acrylic paint and a brush. I added some lighter green texture by painting with the plastic liner for drawers.
Then I used my gelli plate papers with stencils of letters, birds, flowers, leaves and rocks. I cut them out and made a collage with them. I colored on and around them to make them stand out a bit.
The rocks I added a bit of texture too.
I added some more paint to the bird because it was a bit too plain for me. I used this great metallic paint in purple and gold for the outline and then brown and blue dots for the body.
The leaves are from a flower stencil I had. I thought they looked like tree branches.
The yellow flower is from a stencil that I won from Jessica Sporn. She makes lovely stencils.
I made a gelli print of these letters and had no idea what to do with them. Then I realized I could cut them out and make words. I do love spring! I also painted the edges in yellow and outlined the letters.
Here is the entire layout. I added the sun from a yellow gelli print page by cutting it out freehand.
My signature hehe, in the rocks- I love rocks.