Thursday, September 15, 2011

Art {Journaling} My Love of Biking

Note: To see today's {Faith Journaling} Challenge, please click here or scroll down to the next post. :)

This week I thought it would be fun to do a page about my love of biking. Since my art journal really is a "Book of Me," I am trying to not only journal the day-to-day things but also the things I love. Biking is one of them. I also LOVE to listen to the cardinals as I ride. They were my precious grandmother's favorite bird. They remind me of her, her home, and her yard. So, here is my page sharing my love of biking and cardinals.

Papers: 7Gypsies collage tissue paper (background), Basic Grey Jovial paper (bird) and Nook and Pantry (sun), Prima Printery paper (center of wheel)
Stamps: Unity Lovely Lilacs and Worn Grid, Rollagraph Say What?
Paints: Liquitex Ink vivid lime green, Making Memories acrylic paint navy and daiquiri, Claudine Hellmuth sky blue
Inks: Archival Ink jet black and cobalt
Pens: Faber-Castell PITT Big Brush pens dark naples ochre, leaf green, pale geranium lake, black; Pentel EnerGel
Other: Portfolio Oil Pastel black, Liquitex gesso

I have never done a "scene" page before. There are some things I will change next time but it was a fun learning process. I hope you enjoy it, and happy Art {Journaling}. Blessings,


LauraB said...

What a great page! Just happens to be 2 of my favorite things also :)
Love how you honored yourself as well as your grandma. Where in your blog can I find details about your style of journaling-would love to learn the art of collage and mixed mediums. You are quite an inspiration this morning!

Patter Cross said...

Oh thank you Laura! Your words have blessed me. As far as my style, if you click on "art journaling" at the end of this post next to the word "labels" (just under the linkwithin photos), you will be able to see all of my art journaling pages, favorites, classes I have taken, etc. I hope you find it helpful. Blessings,

Neno's Pics said...

Patter - i would enjoy journaling. However, I need to learn the tecniques - do you have suggestions. Is there anything on line you could suggest. This is a beautiful journal page - it speaks to me.....

Bunnyfreak said...

Love the scene you created. Especially how you used patterned paper.

Patter Cross said...

Neno's Pics, thank you! And as far as learning, I took several online courses that were great. The one that taught most about product and technique was Christy Tomlinson's She Had 3 Hearts class. You can find it here. Just scroll down to make sure you select the right class.

Let me know if you have more questions. Blessings,

Linda Jordan said...

Gorgeous page!! How did you create the background?


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