Friday, February 20, 2015

Freebie Friday- Birds

This week I'm back to the book "Bird Stories" because there were a few more that were so scan-worthy I couldn't help myself.  Enjoy these birdies and one little hip frog! {Simply right click and save to your computer.}

Happy creating!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Art Journal video demo – Watercolor crayon and gesso background

Here's a simple little 3 minute video demonstration of an art journal background using just three elements: watercolor crayons (I use caran d'ache neocolor ii), liquid white gesso, and Bombay inks.  Very versatile and easy, with endless possibilities for color.  Try adding texture to the gesso before using the watercolor crayons by stamping patterns while wet.

Enjoy and happy creating!

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Friday, February 13, 2015

Freebie Friday- handwritten elements

It seems I completely forgot to post up some images last week!  I'll blame it on the surprise trip my husband planned for the two of us as an early Valentine's present.  He's just the sweetest!

This week I chose a few images with handwritten elements.  I love love love finding books that have been written in, either by adults or children.  The first two images are from a 1943 blood bank ledger. I love searching for old ledgers at antique stores, but I rarely find any at a price I like.  This one is my favorite.  Look at that handwriting!  Beautiful.  {Right click and save to your computer.}

I found a small Physics research and experiment lab book from 1909 and there are a number of charts and notes included.  I'm just fascinated by the difference in writing and the "in process" look of this entry and the others like it.

Then there are children's workbooks.  I have a soft place in my heart for the little scribbles and messy letters and numbers in these colorful books.  This one is from 1962, so it is not in the public domain and can only be used in your personal art.  

John David has my heart.  Look at that signature!

As always, use in your art with the knowledge that if you are planning to sell the derivative work that you create, you need to research the selections before putting it up for sale.  Enjoy!

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

February Gluebook Party- this Saturday!

Hello Happy Art Journalers!

It's just about time for our monthly Instagram creative connection!  This Saturday, February 7th from 8-10 pm EST, check out your IG feed with the hashtag #febgluebookparty.  For all of the information and supplies check out my original post on these shindigs.  

And you still have time to sign up for my newsletter {on the sidebar} to receive your free 9-page mini-ebook on beginning a Gluebook Practice of your own.  This is art journaling at its simplest.  

Hope to see you Saturday!

{{and here is a quick flip-through of my current travel gluebook, my Wanderlust Journal...}}