Monday, June 11, 2012

Art Journal Continues....

So This weekend I decided to pull out all of my paints, sprays, inks, etc and work on my two ongoing art journals.

Since both of my books had lots of words still showing I decided to use some of Claudine Hellmuth's paints. LOVE!

It doesn't always cover completely, but once you add lots of background textures the words just magically sort of disappear into the background.

So for all of my pages I took out a lot of various stamps that I wanted to use and went to town using a variety of paint, sprays and inks Creating textures just in the background.

Then I used my Archival Black ink and stamped the images that I wanted in the foreground. LOVE the look of this.

This art journal is going to be my "wedding" journal. I'm going to put things that I will have/do at my wedding in there and just things that I want to remember.

I free-handed our names, and if you notice I used my white gel pen to put my doodle dots. You can see them on my name and not on Trent's. It makes a big difference when you start adding your own personality to your journal pages.

I haven't gotten to the personality part of these yet but the backgrounds are cool.

These are the pages of my other journal. Very similar but still different.

This is the Cover of my "wedding" journal. The book wasn't taking the inks well so I used Claudine Hellumth's gesso and painted the front and back cover.

Then I was able to use my Dylusions sprays and some texture stamps. Then use my archival black ink to stamp the image I wanted.

This is the back cover.

And this is the front Cover - LOVE how this turned out!

I hope you are enjoying this ART JOURNAL JOURNEY with me.  I sure hope this inspires you to make one of your own. 

Art journal journey still to be continued.......

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  1. ...super journal pages Chris, loVe your use of colour it draws you in visually...had a quick peek through your blog too & lots more inspiration to be had...I'm going to follow your vibrant blog...thanks for sharing today...Mel :)

  2. That's going to be a beautiful wedding journal and holding so many precious memories, I'm sure it will get a lot of use!

  3. O my word... your blog is fantastic so many fabulous makes ... your pages are just amazing I have been looking through and you have such inspiration.. thank you so much for sharing... I will visit again soon... joined you as a follower.. Hugs may x x x

  4. Chris, your journal pages are amazing!!! Welcome to the Ranger U family!!! Congrats! That is quite an accomplishment! I went through Ranger U a year ago in April. We have alot in common...especially our love of Ranger products, Tim and G45! Thank you for leaving such a nice comment on my blog about the Old Curiosity Shoppe Cabinet! Your blog is wonderful!! <3 Candy

  5. Thank you to everyone for all the nice comments. I have a couple of more projects that I'm working on so I'll post those as soona as I'm done. Love hearing what ya'll think. It keeps me motivated. Hugs! Chris!

  6. Love this! I'm pinning it now so I can try it in the future. I have done some altered journals in the past, but not to the extent of yours. I love the colord you picked and the stamps!

  7. I love your work. How very special to have this awesome journal for your memories. Thank you for your visit and follow. I hopped over to meet you and to return the follow. Also I would love for you to share any of your favorite posts to Freedom Fridays Blog Hop. So hoping to see you there:)

  8. Beautiful journal! Thanks for visiting me & leaving such a sweet comment!


  9. this is gorgeous! You're blog is great....amazing projects! I am following you back! Also, I tried to e-mail you but your comment shows you as a no reply blogger so if you are not receiving many responses to comments you leave, this may be the reason. Have a wonderful day!


  10. Video, video, video. These pages are terrific! I would love to see how you layer your paints, inks, etc.