Thursday, May 21, 2015

Books-Art Journal

 Hi everyone, I'd like to share my art journal page....I'm so excited with the whole art journaling concept and this is really my first attemp at something more than just a little stenciling and words.  I actually bought a moleskin journal, gel medium, and some other mixed media supplies.  It was a little hit and miss and I actually had to start completely over with my background but in the end I really love how it turned out.

I LOVE reading and I have quite a few reading/book images and quotes that will end up in this book, along with some other favorite images, now I just can't wait to do more pages!

I used a mix of gesso and tissue paper, washi tape, gelatos, distress ink (which I learned will smear...don't use these for this type of project) the distress paint daubers worked well though and then I glued and coated everything with gel medium.  The library cards are a stamp I've had for awhile and was happy to be able to use it for the first time, the ticket stamps are from a couple different Tim Holtz sets and the gorgeous digi stamp is from Ching-Chou Kuik called Lil Bookworm Fairy, she is such a gorgeous image and perfect for my journal!



I would like to enter the following challenges: 
+Just Us Girls-Color challenge
Altered Eclectics-ATG, no card or ATC
+Make My Monday-Things with Wings-TOP 3
+Crafty Calendar-Things With Wings
+Polka Doodles-Things With Wings


  1. Gorgeous journal, great image and design. Love the colours. Thanks for joining our challenge over at Penny's Paper crafty and we hope you will come back and join us again soon. Jennifer DT member x

  2. Beautifully done - love your image!!! Thanks for joining us at Make My Monday!

  3. This is gorgeous thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar this month hugs Sue xx

  4. fabulous 😁 thanks for joining us over on the Polkadoodles Challenge good luck and hope to see you again soon 😁 (DT)

  5. really beautiful
    thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

  6. Holy wow! This is an incredible journal page! Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us this week at Just Us Girls!

  7. Beautiful art journal page. Great details and colour scheme. Thank you for joining us at Altered Eclectics this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  8. Beautifully made - love the background you've created.

    Thanks for joining us at Penny's

    Helen x

  9. I just LOVE this page.
    I love everything about it, the colours, the image, the textures and the library cards with your favourite books on them.
    I just love everything about this page!!!!

    1. Thanks Tracy! I really loved working on it, I've been collecting book/reading/fantasy images and quotes just for this journal!! I love getting back to playing with paint and getting messy!! :D

  10. A fab page!
    Thank you so much for taking part in our “Anything Goes” challenge over at Penny’s.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)


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