Friday, December 30, 2016

Here's to 2016

My 2016 art journaling focused mainly on two art journals: my weekly planner and bi-weekly Inspiration Wednesday fabric journal from Donna Downey.

Documented Life Planner 2016
Inspiration Wednesday Journal 2016
This last spread sums up the year with hidden written notes from my father, who passed in 2016, and journal notes from my Mom, who was an artist. I added collaged pieces from my recent visit to NYC to see The Nutcracker with my daughter. It brings the journey to a close beautifully.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Journaling to feed the soul

Do what makes you happy! Color, molding paste, stencils and stamps make my soul sing! What about yours?

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Using leftover deli paper

I use deli paper between my pages, as a palette and to clean off stencils. This makes a yummy layer of color on the sheets. Deli paper is thin so a simple glue stick will put it in place. After I covered my pages with leftover deli paper, I stenciled a bold Donna Downey image and then glued pieces of torn book text. It’s fun to see the random words that pop up when you do this! Pick up the newsprint or scrap paper keeping your table clean and see what you can do with it!

Don’t forget my favorite trick of making color copies of your pages to use as collage paper in other pieces. I made a copy to put in my planner to document the pages I created this week. Have fun!
 Inspiration Wednesday Journal (from Donna Downey) 
Moleskine Planner