Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Handmade Art Journal and Parrot Coconut Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have a new handmade art journal that I created for myself using chipboard panels, heavy cardstock and bookbinding thread using a Coptic stitch.  This journal is 8.5 high x 5.5 wide.  Here are a couple of pics of this new journal I made.






I love this journal and the size is perfect for what I want to use it for.  I also decided to make another one just like it and put in my Etsy shop.  So I made this journal to use as a sketchbook, but I want to use it for more than just sketching.  I want to also add color and use it with supplies like color pencils, Bombay ink, watercolor, etc.  And I wanted to do more than just a sketch or drawing of an animal or person.  So I searched through my stash and decided to combine several pictures into a layout.  For this first layout I choose a picture of a parrot, a coconut, a flower and a watch.  I sketched these on my page in the configuration that I wanted.  I then used watercolors to add color to the page and used Bombay ink, Posca pens, ink pens and color pencils to add details to my page.  Here is a picture of the art journal page I created.




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




I really enjoyed creating this page and like the way it turned out.  And I really love this new sketchbook and can't wait to create more layouts in this book.  While going through my stash, I was also able to put together a number of other groupings of pictures for future layouts as well.  If interested in purchasing a sketchbook like this one, you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

SoulCollage Cards

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I have a set of SoulCollage cards that I created.  I saw an article where people were creating these and decided to purchase the book and a set of cards to create my own set.  I searched through my stash of ephemera for pictures that appealed to me.  I affixed them to the cards and then searched my stash for quotes that went with each card.  I then used my Posca pens to outline some of the pictures and quotes.  And then used acrylic paint to paint the edges of the cards.  Here are pics of the cards I created.














And here is a video showing how I created my cards.



I really like the way these cards turned out.  Have you heard of or created any SoulCollage cards?  I may make more cards at some point, they were a lot of fun to make.  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Art Journal Page - One Little Thing

Hello creative friends, I hope you are having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I create an art journal page using acrylic paints, watercolor paints, Posca pens and ephemera from my stash.  I started with a page that I did some time ago where I added text pages to it using Gesso and then added pattern to it using acrylic paint through stencils.  I colored the page using watercolor paints.  I then found a title, a couple of quotes and a picture in my stash to add to the page.  I painted some flowers on the page using acrylic paint and then traced around everything and decorated the hearts with a Posca pen.  I added paint splatters and then traced around the whole page with a Posca pen.  Here are some pics of the page I created.






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




I really like the way this page turned out and I had fun creating.  Let me know if you have any questions or have any special requests.  Thank you for stopping by and checking out my video.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Art Journal Page - Hold on to Hope

Hello creative friends, I hope you are having a good week.  My week is going well.  This week I decided to create an art journal page using the image of the Panda that I painted some time ago.  So I printed the image and cut it out to add to my journal page.  I started with a page that I had affixed a polka dot napkin to some time ago using Gesso.  I sprayed some Dylusions & Adirondack inks to the page to add color.  I then found a couple of titles and a quote in my stash to add to the page.  I added some stamping and then traced around the whole page with a Posca pen.  Here are some pics of the page I created.






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




I think the page turned out really cute.  Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next time, happy creating.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Mini Memories Steampunk Journal and Journey Daybook Outing

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  Mine is going well.  This past weekend I went on an outing with the Journey Daybook club to a quilt shop.  I saw some fabric there that had roses on it with some text, so I decided to create a page with the same elements.  I drew the roses and then glued on some scrap paper with text on them.  I used watercolor paints to paint the page and added my title and a quote that says "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of all", by Walt Disney's 'Mulan'.  Here is a picture of the page that I created.




I also decided to make a mini journal.  I took a leftover scrap piece of paper and folded it into a journal.  I then decided to antique the pages with coffee and some brown Staz-on ink.  I found some ephemera in my stash to add to the journal cover and the pages.  I then antiqued two tags craft with the brown Staz-on ink, added ribbon to the tags and then added the tags to the pockets of the journal.  I also took some scrap brown card stock and added some tabs to the pages.  Here are pictures of the journal I created.








I plan to add more to this little journal as far as writing at some point.  If interested here is a video showing how I created this mini journal.




I really like the way this journal turned out and they are a lot of fun to make.  I hope you like the video and try making one yourself.  Please leave me a comment if you have any questions.  Have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Art Journal Page - Determination & Strength

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a great week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have an art journal page that I created using acrylic paint, watercolor paint and ephemera from my stash.  I first added scrap paper to my art journal pages and then drew a picture of a tiger on the page.  I colored the pages with watercolor paints and the tiger with acrylic paints.  I then searched through my stash for a couple of quotes and other ephemera to decorate the pages.  Here are some pictures of the art journal page I created.


 
 
 
 


Here is a video showing how I created this page.



I really like the way this page turned out.  I feel like I could have done better on the Tiger, but I am happy with it.  I want to start including animals more on my art journal pages.  Thank you for stopping by and watching the video.  I hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Mini Travel Antique Handmade Journal

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week and had a good 4th of July.  My week is going well and my weekend was relaxing.  This week I have a flip through another mini antique journal that I created for my Etsy shop.  I used mixed media, brown acrylic paint and black Staz-on ink to create the cover and distress it.  I antiqued the pages and sewed them into the journal, but made it so that you do not see the stitching on the outside of the journal.  I used ribbon to add some side tucks and then added some tags.  I used ephemera to decorate the cover and then attached a chain with a couple of key charms to the cover for a closure. Here are some pics of this journal.









And here is the video showing a flip through this journal.




I really like the way this journal turned out and I love the antiqued pages.  It just takes a lot of time antiquing the pages.  Hope you like the video.  If you are interesting in purchasing any of the journals I've created you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  Thank you for stopping by and I hope you have a good week.  Until next time, happy creating. 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Mini Courage Antique Handmade Journal

Hello creative friends.  Hope you are having a great week.  My week has been busy.  I've been so busy lately that I haven't had time to do much art journaling.  So this week I have a mini antique handmade journal that I started a couple of weeks ago and finally finished.  I antiqued the pages with coffee.  I created the cover using mixed media, acrylic paint and black Staz-on ink to give the cover a distressed look.  I also used ephemera from my stash to decorate the cover and added the word Courage.  I added side tucks on a couple of the pages using ribbon and a stapler.  Then I finished the journal by adding a few embellishments on some of the pages using stickers.  However, most of the pages in this journal are blank.  Here are some pictures of the journal I created.








And here is a short video showing a flip through this journal.




If interested in purchasing this journal please visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360


Thank you for stopping by and watching my video.  Please leave a comment if you have any questions.  Hope you have a great week.  Until next item, Happy Creating.

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.