Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Art Journal

A few weeks before Christmas I was very fortunate to take a class with the very talented Natalie from Artibility and we made an Altered Book using many wonderful techniques. I was intending giving the book away as a gift but I love it so much I couldn't part with it so I have decided to use it as an Art Journal, with the intentions of doing a double page each week using different techniques, and mixed media etc so below is my very first attempt. Watching many videos via youtube and visiting numerous blogs getting ideas and inspiration I had settled doing my first pages using the lovely Rach's techniques.

Art Journals are so much fun and what I LOVE most about it is that there are NO RULES! you can use and
do whatever you like :) and it is great fun getting messy!

My first Art Journal pages 

created with gesso, layering book paper, TCW templates with texture paste, charcoal pencil, stamping, smudging etc

Journal Cover made during a class with Natalie, using panpastels, paint, gauge and chipboard.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you visit again and follow me in my journey learning to use mixed media and discovering new techniques.

Take care and stay safe during these holidays!



  1. love the color and texture of your pages, the torn hearts add a nice grunge look. Great quote too! TFS!

  2. OHH Sue..love what you have done to this Glad you kept it XX

  3. I love your art journal! This is on my to do list for 2013 :)

  4. Oh I love this, what you wrote is so true isn't it.

  5. great art page! love what you did and what a great quote. Might need to start one of these myself :)

  6. I love the inspiration of the art journal. I have always wanted to create one. I think your quote is very powerful. Many people look over this important issue. Thanks for sharing! (I found you on sb.com... thanks for posting some amazing stuff!)

  7. LOVE your art journal page Sue!