12 March 2011

Art Journal One Week and Art Journalling Vs Scrapping

This week we are asked to write down 7 things we did this week, provide evidence of two and use an old calendar as a background.

I scraped pink Dylusions paint onto the page and then stamped with purple/white paint using a foam stamp from the Claudine Hellmuth Dwelling set, I then overstamped with the acrylic stamp.

Evidence included 2 receipts, part of son's passport and bits of photo from his birthday and small calendar pages from the year so far. I sprayed with dylusion inks to add detail and hide personal details. You can see my "craft" mat which is an oven liner from Lidl but it works pretty well
I then made the receipts into fans and stuck them on and added the journaling from another page that I had sprayed with inks then written on and then stuck on. One of the reasons I did this was that when I started adding journalling on my background it was hard to read because of the dark colours. This is not one of my favourite pages as I feel it didn't come together how I wanted. But I have been in a grumpy mood all day and I never create as well when grumpy. Lens Guy suggested my mood has something to do with the Super Moon...
At the moment I am enjoying the art journalling as I feel there is a freedom to make mistakes that I don't have when scrapping or making cards. However I have been thinking about this and I think journalling in the art journal has freed me up to handwrite and journal on scrap pages and I think I am going to start creating a series of pages that are a mix of the two and incorporate some digital elements. Does anyone else have thoughts on this? Do you think as crafters we go through phases of preferring one type over another or am I just easily distracted?


  1. Your page looks amazing Sally! Love the colours & the 'fans'! x

  2. I agree your page does look AMAZING. The colours are gorgeous :) Great idea with the fans.
    I definately go through phases & can't get in the mood to make cute or clean cards! Art journaling has definately taken over for me..not sure I will go back to cute!!
    A quick way to lighten up a page if it went darker than you wanted is to add a blob of gesso or white acrylic paint & use a brayer to spread it out..adds a lovely thin layer.

  3. Love the fan fold receipts - great way to incorporate them and add texture!