Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A new addiction?

I've done it. I've made my first foray into the world of art journalling. :)

I've had a nice journal sitting around for months, since I came across it in a sale bin at Staples, waiting for me to make a start on it. This page is actually my second attempt at starting the journal... I had had a go at creating a background some months ago but it looked awful so I've painted over it with gesso and started again! This is the result:


I really enjoyed making this. I especially found painting on the page very calming... just sitting taking my time adding layers of paint into the doodled designs. I'm really quite pleased with how this turned out... especially as, as mentioned in the journalling, it turned out nothing like how I expected (not least because the spray inks I used for the background turned out a much paler colour when used on top of gesso). I should also point out that, as a newbie to the world of art journalling, I have been reading around for ideas etc and I have taken some inspiration for my page from the quite frankly stunning work of Rosie (check it out at her Rosie's Arty Stuff blog).

I think I am rather hooked on art journalling now and you may be seeing lots more art journal pages on this blog! :)

7 comments:

Alix said...

loving your first page ali...and i love that you've taken inspiration from rosie...it even looks like her handwriting!

Sarah said...

Very nice - glad you enjoyed it! I particularly like your "zetti" arrows :)

JaneH said...

Brilliant page, Ali. Art journals are soooo much fun!

Sarah (UKS Smelly) said...

Well done Ali, looks great.

Have you checked out Kate from the Katherine wheel, stunning art journal work on there for inspiration

Rosie said...

Ali I feel incredibly honoured that you've found my stuff inspiring!! You certainly don't need any help from me because this is a great page, and you certainly seem to have enjoyed yourself? I warn you, once you start, it becomes difficult to stop ....

Helen said...

Oh dear, Ali - another slippery slope! At least this one isn't MY fault! xx

Ciara said...

I'm going to a workshop at the end of May where I'll be starting on my first ever journal too!

If mine is anywhere near as good as yours, I will be very happy! Love the colours you've used

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