Hello everyone and welcome to Nonna's Craft Corner!
Well, I finally did it - I took the Art Journal that I purchased several months ago off the shelf, pulled out all those pretty bottles of sprays and faced my fear - DOUBLE blank pages....eeeeekkkk!
I've had all the supplies for quite some time now and I've watched the videos, looked over the tutorials, scanned Pinterest, but still could not see myself putting a single page together...sigh. I think the problem is that I don't see myself as an "artist" because I can't draw, I don't paint, heck...I don't even own an easel. My sweet granddaughter refers to me as an artist - but then she still thinks I can do most anything (ahhh...sweet naivety)! Back to my argument with myself - if I can't do any of those things AND don't own an easel - just who do I think I am buying an ART Journal?
Despite all the negative thoughts going on inside my head, I started going through some stamps looking for some inspiration. I found some great sentiments, then I found the perfect image, and then I just went nuts with all those fun little bottles. And, before you know it - I was having FUN!
Now, before I show you the photos, I have a disclaimer to make. This Art Journal is not likely to remind you of any Art Journal you may have seen on Facebook, or Pinterest, or YouTube....but that's okay - it's MY Art Journal! And you know what? I may just become an artist when I grow up - or maybe a cowgirl, I haven't decided yet.......
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Okay - remember to be kind in your comments, please ♥
At this point I usually give you the "recipe" for my project, but this happened all too quickly and I'm not even sure how it happened to tell you the truth! I did use my new supply of "Dylusions Ink Sprays". I have about 6 or 7 colors and I think I must have used them all!
The sweet little Artist is "Artist Marci" from La-La Land Stamps. I used a CTMH stamp for the sentiment on her easel. (See, I told ya a real artist has an easel). Most of the larger sentiments are from the Pink By Design "Subway Art" stamp set.
The butterflies and chevrons are from Close to my Heart stamp sets.
I used white acrylic paint and a stencil for the border in the top left corner. The journal tag is from the "Journal It" stamp set by My Creative Time.
Now that I have my first couple of pages under my belt (and it didn't hurt a bit) I'm anxious to give it another try. It's a messy process and I have an ink stain that looks very much like a huge bruise on my arm to prove it - but it's also lots of fun! Maybe for my next page I'll do a cowgirl theme...hmmm....
Until next time,