Monday, July 28, 2014

Colour Therapy III. Art journal

Through the whole process of creating this journal
I learned a lot and I enjoyed it a lot.
I handled the papers a million times and thought
maybe I should do it differently.
But then I stuck to my rule of: No RULES.

The next step is to journal in your own handwriting.
That needs a bit of practice, but I will definitely get there.
Between the other projects on my table and the ones in my head,
I am working on the cover of the journal. 
It is tissue paper, gesso, texture paste,
paint and more.

For the next class in August, 
we will be using mixed media on a canvas.
Hope you can join us.

Monday, July 14, 2014

Colour Therapy II

A few more photos of the pages that belongs 
to my colour therapy art journal.
The quote on the first page is so true, I love it!

As always a bit of glitter here and there.

The black ink was to harsh, so I over stamped with white ink.

I used some kind of mica flakes (to leave a little sparkle) 
and adhered it with Glossy Accents. 

Orange, Pink and Yellow!
What more do you need to get you going?

Friday, July 4, 2014

No Rules

As part of my Colour therapy, I decided to have no rules
while doing this project.
Rules gives us direction, but it can also
be very limiting. 
I have no formal art training so I kept my ears and 
eyes open when reading articles as I started on my journey
of paper crafting. 

So on these pages my only guideline was to keep it colourful,
If you look closely, you will see a lot of techniques.
It doesn't really matter what you do, the main thing is you 
need to enjoy the whole process.

I printed a lot of  my favorite quotes, cut the words out and
pasted it where ever I felt like.

I used stamps and stencils and inks.
Glitter, (as always) in many forms and ways.
Pens and sprays.
Everything that made me feel good and that looked good!

I chose water colour paper for the pages, because it can take a 
lot of beating and still survive.
Some places the colour from the back side came through, 
then I worked with it or around it,
but as I said, no rules.

This is a form of Art Journaling. Have a look at this website 
to see the professionals do it.

Try this yourself and use all your "stuff "and techniques.
It is relaxing. It is therapy! Create with no rules.

I will post more pages and show you how I will 
transform these pages into a book.
Maybe sew it, or bind it.....
don't know yet.