What is the most unusual thing that you have ever used in your art journaling? I am super intrigued to know, because i think that art journalers are some of the most creative people out there, and I love how as a community, we turn every day items or even trash into gorgeous art. This week, I am using an Ethan Allen furniture magazine to create wildly inspirational rooms in my art journal. It was such a fun and easy process, that I actually created to entries in one video. Check out my channel for the process:
The process for these entries was relatively simple and straightforward, which is my favorite kind of art journaling. I never want to have to think too hard or over complicate the process. I just go with what feels good, relaxing, and inspiring at the time. I think that is why I connect with art journaling so much. When I am working in other paper crafts, there tend to be unsaid rules or guidelines that need to be followed. Definitely not the case with art journaling!
I also utilized some new Brutus Monroe stamps in my first layout. These gorgeous floral stamps are modern and versatile, and I know that I will be using them a lot in the future. I worked with gray Staz-On ink and watercolors to give the florals a faded, loose look. I also enjoyed using metallic watercolor to add another interesting twist to the “out of the box” wallpaper I was creating. On the second entry, I used the Kingdom Alpha stamp set from By the Well 4 God with Versafine Onyx black ink. The ink took a little longer than expected to dry, so I am thinking that perhaps Staz-On would have been a better choice for that particular paper.
These pages are fun and quirky, and I sure do love how they came out. I was left with a few furniture pictures, so I know that I will be continuing this series in my journal later this summer. Such a fun twist on my normal art journal process!
Keep it creative,
-The Scrappy Wife