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Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Making pages for art journal and Smash books

I love to play with images! SMASH books and art journals are part of my inner teenager, I think!

Here is the newest Smash book which I got from K&Co. It actually has several pages for each month, chronologically arranged.

The inside is New Year's Day

Next a couple of January pages..

A Christmas card with a painting by Jimmy Carter.

Just chillin, hanging out with friends...

A page about a sweater I finished knitting.

Then February, I can't make myself cover up their groundhog .....Gayle and I went to see the Maya Angelou life quilt at Crystal Bridges.

I bought the little primroses in the photo! I love how the pink looks with the orange mandarins!


A larger format than the Smash journal, my art journal is a multimedia sketchbook from Strathmore. I decorate the cover with photos of art and colorful paint chips.

Inside I have many large messy pages....often these are ongoing, I will continue to paste something in to fill up the page as I find these pieces...



This one has my thought on turning 65 and getting Medicare....still adding. The circle of blue reminds me of the earth. It was done with a gelli plate, a monoprint.

Colored watercolor pencils and stencils are the backgrounds of these pages about our travel agent daughter, Laura.

This is a page with magazine photo and little daisy stenciling! Part of that page was done using a bent toilet paper tube for a heart stamp.....
Some pages are done by dragging an old credit card through spots of paint just squeezed out of the tube.

Like this!


Now, before this turns into one of those "days when it took me all day to not get anything done",

I am heading downstairs where my sewing studio is,to sew for the twins!


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