Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Fun with art journals

I am having a lot of fun with the 21 Secrets workshops. I have just started Jane Davenport's class. It is called Frolicaholic and is very inspiring. I made a journal from scrap pieces of watercolour paper and bound it with some sequined ribbon I found in my stash of craft supplies. I bought it some time ago because it was so attractive but have used very little of it.
 I think I used to suffer from shopping fever when I went to a craft fair. I bought a  lot of stuff because it looked pretty or interesting. I stopped doing that a couple of years ago and now only buy things that will go into a specific current or future project. Meanwhile I am slowly making my way through my stash.

 The first couple of pages in my Frolicaholic journal. They are done using Caran D'Ache Neocolour II water soluble crayons, prismacolour pencils, glimmer mist sprays and stencils. The lettering at the top of the page is done with a stencil and outlined with marker. The other lettering was just done freehand.


  1. I love the layers in your work! I haven't used stencils yet, as I am a little new at journaling, but I may have to pick some up! What materials would you never want to go without for journaling? (I'm doing "21 secrets" too and found your link under the Journal Our (He)art Out post) :)

    1. Thanks Nicole for popping in to my blog. Your question about supplies made me think about what I use so I have done a post about it. If you have any further questions I will be happy to answer them.