Today's page is a quote by Buddha that I think is a great life motto: What you think you BECOME, What you feel you ATTRACT, What you imagine you CREATE. Now, I totally had in my mind that this would all fit just fine on my two pages. But then I just HAD to put a lotus flower in there, which made me run out of room. But, (ONWARD!) I made it work. Planning is sometimes not my strong suit---that's why I call my style of Art Journaling "FEARLESS Art Journaling." Mostly because I just dive in, without testing the waters...it's only an art journal, and it's my place to PLAY!
Video can be viewed at: https://youtu.be/JN0uBY4B9Ys
Number 9 is going to start with a stencil that I was not too awful happy with, so I painted with a complementary color around it and then lightened with a lot of white paint--painted, smudged and smeared around with my fingers. Let's see where this takes me.... To be continued (with video!) tomorrow.
This page started out with just some blobs and a whole lot of panicking. If I had't set this one to music, you'd hear all my self-doubt and maybe a little cursing too.
Done with acrylic paint, white gel pen, charcoal and matte medium.
Youtube time-lapse video here: https://youtu.be/60VR11iVb90
The spread I chose for the next page is just a stencil with homemade alcohol ink sprayed through it on the right, then I flipped it and cleaned it off on the left side. Pretty simple and VERY quick way to rid yourself of the scary white page! Almost no drying time at all with the alcohol ink sprays. I love them!
So, just a single page today. Sometimes it's annoying when there's a spiral right in the middle of your page. I guess that's why moleskin books are so popular. But I will say that my last 100 day journal was in a saddle-stapled book, and it was HORRIBLE! Those dang staples kept getting wet and the paper in there was awful and kept stretching out. I had loose and leaky pages all the time. I'm sure with Moleskin it would be much better. Oh well, I've committed myself to this Canson XL Mixed Media pad, so I'll quit whining.
Video of the creation of this page is here: https://youtu.be/r_FAtRmSo3A
Some of my favorite colors, just scraped and smudged onto the page for this background. Quick, simple, and inspiring! I'm not sure what I'll put on here, but I'll think of something! Here goes nothin'!
I just love this season. I think I've done pumpkins like this a dozen times, so I thought I might as well make it a part of my video series. The thing I've learned about this video thing, is that it's a lot of pressure to perform under that camera. But, it's self-imposed pressure because--it's my ART JOURNAL! I can make mistakes and cover them up as I please. But, I feel a pressure to keep it short and sweet. This video in its entirety is about 26 minutes, but on fast-forward, I was able to reduce it down to less than 4 minutes. So, I'm sure that as I go, I'll make mistakes and will have to correct them on camera. Maybe that will lengthen the videos, or maybe I'll become a master at cutting and pasting videos (I have NO IDEA how to do that at this point!).
Anyway, enjoy! Thanks for your support--I'll need it (4 of 365--OMG)!!!
Time lapse video can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rwa6ZFvAqO8
Settled back into my routine after my trip, so I think I'm actually going to get a handle on this thang!
So, I'm starting this page with some random drippy acrylics on the right, and a bit of alcohol spray bleed-through on the left. It's gloomy and cloudy today, and it's OFFICIALLY Autumn, so I'm feeling it today. Tomorrow, I'll post the end pic and a link to the time-lapse video!
I have posted a video of how I finished this page to my youtube channel, viewable at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqVOXQoG8Lg
Trying this out. I hope I can keep it up. 1 year of art journaling, with videos. This just might be biting off too much, but I'm going to give it a try. Here is first prepped page. Next post: the video!