Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Art Journal time!

Here are the last pages I worked on:

I added more finger paint, a somewhat round stamp, and letters cut from a magazine.

I recently stumbled across Kelly Kilmer's blog, and was so inspired I had to try some collage myself. I normally don't like it all that much, but Kelly takes it to a whole new level. I'm saving up for her Prompt A Day!

DIY paper and lotsss of white gel pen. I had trouble finding one, and now that I have, I'm using it as much as I possibly can! Still can't find the Sharpie Poster Paints I keep seeing on other people's blogs....

First page of my accordion book. It's not finished, it needs more colour. I stamped all over the page with my ink pads, added the text, a tiny bit of black paint, and then white.

More pictures can be found here

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Playing with paint

Today I've been playing with paint. I decided to make some more hand painted paper I can then use in my Art Journal, in ATCs, OSWOAs (Original Small Work Of Art - 4x6 inches), mixed media work ets. etc.

I used the dry brush technique, which is just what it says on the bottle: you use paint, and a dry brush, NO added water. Try not to get too much paint on the brush, and I found it helps if you're using an old brush that has the bristles sticking out all over the place.

Use as many colours as you'd like. I used pink, green, yellow, blue, orange, red, white and silver. I might add some stamps later on, too.

I like to call it 'DIY paper'.

A whole pile of yummy paper. Can't wait to start using it!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Some of my pages

I loved playing with my new oil pastels. They do leave the surface a bit tacky, but that's no problem in my Art Journal.

I tend to daydream about what I could do, or worry about what would happen if I did try out a certain technique. What if it does not turn out as nice as I imagined? Well: so what! Instead of thinking and worrying, I should DO!

I decided to do a page on the book I was reading: Water for elephants by Sara Gruen. I think I'll do that more often, making art inspired by the books I read.

Paper painting is a great, fast way to be creative. You can then use those papers for background, or collage. And it's completely unique, so you won't see the same paper used anywhere else!

Want to see more? Have a look at my Flickr-set.

I made my own journal!

A while ago, I started an Art Journal Round Robin with women from all over the world. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances of the sender, I did not receive any journals until the other week.

Absolutely gorgeous stuff!

And then I got inspired. I always thought that making your own Art Journal would involve at least needle and thread (and I'm no good with either), and great bookbinding skills, which I don't have. But, one of these journals I received was a so called accordion book. And I loved it!

Soooo.... I made my own!

I can't wait to get started in it! But as I have those three journals to work on already, it will have to wait. But not toooo long, because those pages are crying out for some colour!

New blog!

I thought it was time for a new blog.

For a while now, I wasn't happy with my old blog. I think it was the connection to Etsy. I want to be more than an Etsy shop owner, and by having Etsy in the URL, I felt restricted. I know, I know, it's all in my mind, but still...

So here it is, a new blog. About me, about Timeless (and soon: Timeless), about my Art Journals, about Project 365, about everything...

Let's have some fun!