Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Art Journal Page - Love is magic! ...and troubles of art journaling!

Hi! Welcome to my blog!

Today I have a new art journal page to share with you. This style of art journal page is inspired by the amazing Vicky Papaioannou which is one of my very favorite artists! I LOVE her art journal pages and her cards, and I even learned about art journaling and started it because of her! If you don't know her already, you can find her beautiful art work here

One of my main trouble when I want to make an art journal page is that I can't find a focal point, or if I find a focal point I can't seem to find coordinating details to beautifully fill the page. I really struggled a lot with this issue in the past (and up to now!) so I have decided to think of a procedure that could help me, follow it and see where this gets me. The procedure I came up with is this: pick a beautiful thing from my stash that inspires me with an idea, then try to coordinate it with something that I like and I can make (also search in my stash if something combines with my idea), find a quote that I like for my page and put everything down. 

So this art journal page started following this procedure. I had these beautiful bottles' dies in my stash waiting and I really wanted to use them. The idea that I had in my mind for them was liquid flowing from one of them, so I started with it and this is what I came up with. 

(click on the photos to zoom in)

Here is a closer view of the book & papyrus shelf. I really loved making these small items!

For the bottles I used distress inks to color them and then I covered them with glossy accents to make them look like their are made from glass. Then I drew the liquid lake with TOMBOW markers and covered it with the Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to make it sparkle! Unfortunately, the sparkle doesn't really show in the photos but it is quite shinny in real life! 

Well that was my project for today. I would love to get your comments or your thoughts, troubles and ideas regarding art journal page making. I'm still experimenting with it, trying to find all the different parts and details that I love in art journal pages and combine them into my own style. I'm also trying to find a way to handle things that look like obstacles for me, like combining things around a focal point that I choose, and I would be really interested and happy to read your opinions or troubles or ideas on it!

Thank you for visiting my blog, wish you all many happy creative moments! 


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