I feel I've learned so much - about art journaling, the creative process and even about me! and I can't wait to see where my art journaling 'goes'. I am not an artist and before starting this journal I had hardly ever used paint. Now I love it although I'm still pretty clueless about how to use it - but hey, its all about experimentation and fun. One of the best things that has happened is that it has made me stop being a perfectionist - that's been really freeing and I'm still amazed that I can fling paint and ink about with abandon and not be concerned when the page doesn't come out exactly how I wanted :)
The last page in my journal had to be about this:
This page started with a piece of scrap paper where I had scraped a stencil clean of texture paste. It looked so lovely I stuck it on the page. Then I sponged distress inks, stenciled and stamped. Here's what it looked like before I stamped the title and added the journaling strips:
The great thing about art journaling is using whatever you want, like the scrap paper with the texture paste residue:
I love this big corner flourish stamp by IndigoBlu which I got free with a magazine subscription.
The girl with the swirly hair is another free stamp which came with the same subscription.
I used another piece of scrap card where I had punched daisies for the journaling - I need to work on my handwriting!!!
I had to add more daisies:
And then a butterfly which I'd had lying around for ages from another project:
I'm linking up at Art Journal Every Day , Friendship Friday at Create with Joy,
and Creative Every Day