Thursday, June 23, 2011

Art {Journaling} My Pages for This Week

**Please Note: I have 3 posts today which includes this post below. For the "Time With Patter" post for Our Daily Bread Designs, please click here. I share step-by-step instructions on how I create a layout.  For today's Faith Journaling post, please click here. I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fun. Thank you!

Oh have I had fun!!! I cannot begin to explain how fun this is to break out from my "norm." I LOVE creating like this, playing with different paints and products, and just getting messy. If I don't like something, I can just gesso or paint over it. How cool is that? Below is a page I did this week. There is an area here that I painted over several different times because each time I just didn't like what I had put there. I ended up using it as my journaling spot. It worked perfectly for that!




No need for starting over or tearing out pages with art journaling--just paint over the mess and add something new. There are no mistakes in art journaling! :)

For my second page, I decided to go with bright colors. When I started, they were a little too bright so I put a little gesso at the top of the page, misted it with a lot of water, and let it run. I then did it again midway down the page. It not only muted the colors a little, it added to the design. Love that. I also really didn't feel like doing bright colors as I wasn't feeling "bright or joyful" at the time. But I finished the page the next day, and it was a day God answered a prayer in an amazing way! He knew I was going to feel joyful and bright when I finished the page! I can only give Him the glory!



I hope you have enjoyed my pages for today. I really feel I could do one of these every night after dinner--so relaxing and fun! Have a joyous day!
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8 comments:

hilde janbroers said...

beautiful pages!! so artsy!

Tammy said...

These are great pages! I love the color. I've been doing some more art journaling too and I'm surprised how much I enjoy it. I'm always anxious to put all the paint away and clean up but it's a nice change too. :)

Verona said...

I love your excitement about the art journaling. I would like to take a class too. I had bought a magazine a couple months ago from Somerset Studio and had tried to do some art journaling similiar to 2 or 3 things I liked in it. This is the closest I can ever come to being an artist, because it's not supposed to be perfect. I really like your page today. Blessings, Verona

Erin Bassett said...

Loving your pages girl!!

Jan Marie said...

You're pages are just beautiful, Patter. Love the different looks and "feel" of each. . .so thankful for the Lord's mercies! You and your family are in my prayers. . .may you see His smiling face behind the frowning providence! Blessings!

Marcie said...

Gorgeous pages! I soo need to do one of these!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [24 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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