I had a little play in my art journal last night. Technically, these are porpoises, so not really fish, but when I found this strip of text in my magazine text box, I couldn’t resist using it here. Click to enlarge, as usual.
When the mail brought this new art journal with it’s plain brown cover, I couldn’t wait to decorate it. It’s been a long time since I worked in a journal this large. This is Ranger Dylusions Dyan Reaveley’s Creative Journal, 11.375 by 8.25-Inch. My last one this size was hand stitched by me and I loved the size but hadn’t had time to make another. This has nice heavy cardstock type paper, similar to a manilla folder or the paper in a Moleskine sketchbook but not so yellow as that. It’s not as thick as in my handmade one, or as white, but I think I’ll like it for mixed media collage. I put a coat of Golden Polymer Gloss Medium over this to protect it so I was restricted to media that wouldn’t smear when varnished. This has collage, acrylic paint, colored pencil, Stayzon ink (for my hand carved bee stamp) and I used a Faber-Castell Pitt pen for the designs on her clothing and other details. Even on the shiny magazine paper, the ink didn’t smear. The “Hello” in the top corner is a welcome mat from a catalog. I’ll probably think of this as the Hello journal from now on. 🙂 Do you name your journals?
Pretty boring, even for my car scribble sketchbook. I thought about sketching something cool on it but didn’t want it to become too precious since this one really does get scribbled in. Gluestick and magazine clippings to the rescue!
Now it looks like this:
The Three Muses invites us to use the written word in a piece this week. I made a collaged pendant, adding some text cut from a novel. I still need to solder over the edges and add the jump ring when I find my soldering iron. The pendant is double sided so I can wear charming or how delightful, whichever I am in the mood for.
This week’s Take a Word theme is Zetti. I love Zetti! I decorated an envelope Zetti style.