Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Trip to Washington DC and Look Fabulous Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  Hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been busy.  I just got back from a trip to Washington DC last night for work.  Enjoyed the trip, but the traveling to and from DC was exhausting.  Even though I was there for one day, I was able to go on a tour of the city.  Here are a couple of pictures from my trip to DC.


 Union Station
 Capital Building
 MLK Memorial
 Lincoln Memorial
 Lincoln Memorial
IWO Jima Memorial

I am hoping to return some day when I have more time to visit the Smithsonian and some of the other museums there.

I also have an art journal page that I created using acrylic paint and ephemera from my stash.  I had an art journal page that had leftover pink paint on it from another project.  So I found some pictures and a title from my stash, added paint through a stencil to the page, added the smaller pictures to black tags, added some heart brads to the tags and then added a bit of washing tape to complete the page.  Here are some pics of the art journal page I created.







And here is the video showing how I created this page.


Pink is not my favorite color, but I do like the way this page turned out.  I think it turned out really cute.  What do you thing?  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Until next time, Happy Creating.


Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art Journal Page - Mixed Media Lion and Journey Daybook Outing

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is have a good week.  Mine has been going well.  This week I have a mixed media painted lion art journal page and several art journal pages that I created during an outing with the Journey Daybook group.  Since I've been practicing drawing and painting animals, I thought it would be good to mix it up and add some scrap paper to the page before drawing and painted the lion on my art journal page.  The idea was to have the pattern and text on the scrap papers show through the painting, but as you can see below most of it got covered up.  Here's the pic of the lion I painted.




I do like the way it turned out and I had fun creating it. 


Here is the video showing how I created this art journal page.




Also, this last weekend I met up with the Journey Daybook group at the Harn Museum and did some art journaling in my travel journal.  Here are the pics of the pages I did.

This is a couple of sketches from their miniature collection.

And this is a couple of masks from their African Collection

I had fun with the art journaling group and looking forward to the next get together.  And I had fun painting the lion, but wish the scrap paper showed through more.  I may try this again, but adjust my approach slightly.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next week, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Art Journal Page - Painted Panda & two new Journals

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have another art journal page and this time I decided to paint a Panda.  I did a quick sketch of a panda in my art journal and then used acrylic paint and watercolor paint to paint it.  Here is a pic of this journal page.


And here is a video showing how I created this panda journal page.



I also made a journal for a customer, per her request, and while making this one I also made another journal for my Etsy shop.  Here are pics of the journal I made per the customers request.






She wanted a book without any pockets or tags and with the pages distressed.  And she had a certain size that she wanted it to be.  I was happy to make this for her and really like the way it turned out. 


And here are pics of the other journal I made at the same time and put in my Etsy shop.





I made this journal without any pockets or tags as well and with just blank pages.  I did not distress the pages because it's a lot of work and the distressed pages didn't seem to go well with the cover.  I do however plan to make another journal with distress pages for my Etsy shop.  You can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360 if your interested in purchasing this journal or any of the journal in my shop.  Or you can contact me through my Etsy shop if you would like me to make a custom journal for you as well.


I hope you enjoyed the video of the painted Panda.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  Thank you for stopping by, until next time Happy Creating.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Creating Art Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Mine week is going well.  This week I have an art journal page that I created using black gesso, modeling paste, fluorescent paint and ephemera from my stash.  Here are pics of the journal page I created.







And here is a video showing how I created this page.




I really like the way this journal page turned out and I love using this technique.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.  Thank you for stopping by and watching the video.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Journey Daybook Retreat in Cedar Keys and a Bluebird Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I have pictures from a Journey Daybook Retreat I went to in Cedar Keys and a Bluebird Art Journal page I created.  The Journey Daybook retreat was a lot of fun.  We created a collage art journal page and then went to the beach to do some art journaling.  Here are some pics of Cedar Keys.










And here are pics of the two collage art journal pages I created and a watercolor art journal page of the beach I created.






It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to other outings with the group.


I also have an art journal page that I created of a bluebird.  I drew the bird on the page, then used a metallic glue stick to hot glue a design on the page behind the bird.  I used watercolor paints to paint the background and then used acrylic paint to paint the bird and flowers.  Here are pics of the page I created.





And here is a video showing how I created this page.




The hot glue design isn't as smooth as I would like, but it was a lot of fun to make.  Maybe with more practice I can get better at making designs with the hot glue gun LOL.  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you like the video.  If you have any questions, please leave me a comment.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Vegas Vacation and Life is a Miracle Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  My week has been great because I'm on vacation and got back from a trip to Vegas today.  Me and my husband had a great time, but are exhausted from the trip and the long flight.  Here are a couple of pics from our trip.

  
I visited Vegas about 30 years ago and it has changed a lot since then.  But this was my husbands first visit to Vegas.  The only downfall was the 7 hour flight and 3 hour time change, so exhausting.
I also have an art journal page that I created with the leftover paint from the Giraffe painting I posted last week.  I decided to use up the leftover paint and to use the pictures that I was using for reference, along with other ephemera from my stash, to create this art journal page.  Here are pics of the page I created.

And here is a video showing how I created this page.

I had fun created this page and like the way it turned out, so cute.  Thank you for stopping by and watching the video.  I hope you have a great rest of the week.  My plans are to get plenty of rest and recoup in preparation for returning to work on Monday and starting my new job in Marketing, so exciting.  Until next time, happy creating.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A Lock Journal and Painted Giraffe's

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is have a great week.  My week has been going well.  I am looking forward to going on vacation next week, so next weeks post will be a bit late.  This week I have a flip through another journal I made for my Etsy shop and a painting of a Giraffe and her baby.  The journal is made out of Tim Holtz printed paper, plain paper and manila paper.  I added pockets, tags and a bookmark.  I also added a lock plate to the cover.  Here are a couple of pics of the journal I made:






And here is the video showing the flip through this journal:




I also painted a picture of a Giraffe and her baby using acrylic paint and watercolor paints.  I painted the background of the journal page with watercolor paints and the giraffe's with acrylic paints.  Here are pics of the giraffe's I painted.






And here is the video showing how I painted these giraffe's:




I really like the way the giraffe's turned out, they are so cute.  And I had fun painting them.  If interested in purchasing any of the journals I created you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my videos.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.