Monday, 21 June 2010

more journal pages

I think I'm a bit hooked by the whole art journaling thing. It really is very addictive. I had wondered what the heck I was going to write about as I'm not really one for sharing my innermost thoughts and private life with the rest of the world but I knew I wanted to share my journal pages. I also knew that quite a lot of my students are very private people too, so I came up with the idea of The Book Of Ten's. It will contain my top ten of everything I can think of. You have already seen my top ten films and ten favourite place, so here are my top ten all time favourite songs. Of course this list is an ever changing one, so it's my top ten as of June 2010!!!! I'm going to include all sorts of other top ten's so you'll have to keep checking back to see what else I love.

For this page, I decided to use my brand new, gi-normous tin of watercolour pencils. I've not really used water colour pencils much, but me thinks me is going to be using them quite a bit from now on. It's a doddle.....just scribble colour on to the paper........

....brush with water to soften and blend..........

....and it will look like this.

It creates a lovely soft and subtle background that you can stamp and collage all over.

I used some Versamagic ink pads to stamp these Paperartsy images. I did succumb to some more of Tim Holtz tissue tapes.....that may well turn out to be a continuing theme throughout the journal. Then I tore some paper strips, that I coloured with Distress inks, I numbered them, added my song titles and finally put down why they were my chosen few.

You should try it, it's a lot of fun!

Take care, Lin

11 comments:

Helen said...

What lovely soft colours, I really like those watercolour pencils. May have to treat myself to (another) birthday present for the weekend.....
I'm loving your top ten lists in your journal. What's next?!

flutterbycrafter said...

Love this page, I've used watercolours and they are fantastic for journals. What a brilliant idea to list 10 of your fav things, may have to used that idea, if I may.

Nicks said...

you have inspired me to get on with my long neglected journal

Ali H said...

This looks great fun - have the watercolour pencils but never used them to create backgrounds - will definitely give it a go !

mustavcoffee said...

Hi there, this looks brilliant I love the gentle pastel colours you've achieved. Stamps look pretty yummy too:)

Hels Sheridan said...

loving your journalling hun.. mine is a bit hit and miss at the moment and half the pages are in the bin ROFL Love the Tissue Tape touch too.. tis FAB x

jayne said...

i'm just going to start my own journal so i'll keep looking back x
jayne

Lottie said...

This is stunning - I wish I could have got onto your journalling course and printer tray course but they booked up pdq. Maybe you'll be able to repeat them another time. (I know there are not enough hours in the day, weeks on the year this year!)

I just totally love your work and what you are creating

Valerie B. said...

I am not much to journal my private thoughts either but I LOVE the idea of a top ten journal. I have an empty journal that I bound on a recent art retreat and now I know what to do with it. LOL!!!

Glen said...

Beautiful colouring Lin. I bought some acid free water colour pencils over 10 years ago when I first started scrapbooking...not used them much myself but you have given me inspiration. *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

Piddawinkle said...

gorgeous pages and dont those paper artsy images work brilliantly on journal pages, now Im thinking top ten memory songs, gonna go and write that idea down now, thanks for the inspiration