Saturday, August 13, 2011

Journal pages

Hey blogging friends, I know it's been a while since I've posted and I haven't been around to visit you all.
I've been busy with my Mum here from interstate.  We've been catching up, seeing Doctors, Specialists and Dentist.

I thought I'd show you a few Journal pages that I've achieved recently.  Not much time for anything else.
That's one thing I love about Journaling, I'm still creating and can come and go into my studio as I please without fussing too much!
This journal is made by me with scrap postcards, chipboard and other junk mail that I've painted in Gesso then covered with whatever I please.


This page has stamping, washes of colour and the flower is a napkin.

You know how napkins come in three ply~well the 2nd and 3rd ply can be stuck onto an A4 page with removable tape, cut down to size and put through your printer. Great idea for larger pieces of writing.
I'm a messy writer, so I love this idea.
For this piece I painted the background in Jo Sonja-Blackberry, Used a Stencil and Smoked Pearl and cut creative words from Kaisercraft, Chapter One Collection.

Have you done a tortoiseshell background using Isocol~rubbing Alcohol Antiseptic?
I started with a wash of Jo Sonja Pacific Blue, while still wet I splattered the Isocol over the paint which leaves the lighter circles. Dry and continue in the same manner with Colbolt Blue Hue then Pthalo Blue letting dry between colours. I then splattered Silver using a damp tooth brush and added my writing with a Silver Sharpie.
This background effect can be done in any colour combination.
Creative Hugs, Anna

7 comments:

Serena said...

I hope all is well with your Mum, Anna.

Your latest pages are lovely! I particularly love the blues and greens in the second pic.

Have a great weekend....looks like we might be in for a bit of rain up here in Brissie.

Hugs,
Serena

T's Daily Treasures said...

Sounds like you are keeping busy. It's nice to just be able to grab things to create with at any time. Your pages are lovely. Wishing you all the best, Tammy

maddyrose said...

Creative and lovely work Anna. I've enjoyed seeing your journaling.

Siobhan said...

Your so creative Anna :)

ArtfulLee Designed said...

great pages Anna, I love the techniques you have used. Must get out that rubbing alcohol out and give it a whirl. And that printing on serviettes. Oh no where are the extra hours in the day that I need to try all this!!
Lee:)

Kellys Art Journaling/ Sharing The Journey said...

Hi Anna; I love that about art journaling too! You can always pick up where you left off. I had no idea you could put a layer of napkin in a printer - who knew? What a great idea. I hope you are having a wonderful summer.
Hugs and many blessings
Kelly

Maggie said...

Lovely journal pages, Anna. I love how your tortoise shell background turned out!