Saturday, April 2, 2011

Art journaling, my very first try.....

I have never done this before.

I really feel to be in deep water but it looks so fun to do this so I decided to have a go.
Off I went to buy some old books ( remember my habit in life, 2-3 at once) and I really found some suitable books. They have nice illustrations and pictures so I'll probably use some of them.

The book I fell in love with at once is a book (danish) describing Australia. Lovely drawings and photos inside. Accordingly to iHannas advice all my books are sewn and they do have a suitable size.

I don't quite understand.

I do not really understand what this is all about, so if anyone feel they would tell me a bit about it I would be greatful.
I think perhaps there are few rules, do what you desire are probably the main thing.
Below you can see my bargain. I paid NKR. 45.- for each book (USD 7.-) and that is real cheap for a quality book.

Break the neck of the fear.

I've seen a lot of examples of how others do this but can I? The backgrounds are my fear. Hanna Andersson (iHanna) does make such nice backgrounds and I admire her work so much. I had to reread some of her earlier posts and she had some interesting tecniques to share. I'll try some of them later on.

Strong minded I opened my box of Gesso and smeared it onto 2 pages, and waited for it to dry. My acrylics were ready and I started to paint. Inside my head I heard this woice......what to do, what to do, what to do, WHAT TO DOOOO...
I did something and... wow... it don't look bad at all.

What do you think?

One spread done.

Ok, I can see this is made by me. It's not exactly the work of a pro, but my first. I'll let myself develop for a while and we'll see then. It was fun and when I can manage to make some good backgrounds I will consentrate on the rest.

Have a nice and creative weekend everyone.


  1. You go girl! There are no rues to how it is done, this is your book and you set the rules! You can see my rules for me here:


  2. EWian, thank you so much for lifting my spirit.
    I can feel how I want to continue.
    Thanks for that!!