|DS playing Super Hero while I work on a layout.|
I tried something different in my art journal the other day. This was the first time I wrote the journaling on the page first and then painted over it. The journaling is something I don't really want everyone to read but I wanted to write it down and make it part of my art journal. So this technique worked out well. I painted my favorite fabric paints over the journaling then wiped a few spots off with baby wipes. After that was mostly dry I went over it with my "happy" color acrylic paint (green tea), again wiping areas with baby wipes. The next day I added paper using gel medium and then more paint. The latest step has been sketching the portrait and flowers I'll be painting next.
|Sketched Flowers on art journal page.|
I love getting new paper crafting products delivered right to my door. This is fantastic and it will be happening monthly! The March kit from Jenni Bowlin(JBS Mercantile) has some yummy papers that are going to work with photos I have been waiting to scrap. The embellishments are darling and I can't wait to dress-up a mini album I have in the works with some of them. And I'm still having fun creating with February's kit too.
|Boy Wrap layout - March 2011 Jenni Bowlin Paper Crafting kit|
|1st Day of Preschool - February 2011 Jenni Bowlin Paper Crafting kit|
|1st Apartment layout - February 2011 Jenni Bowlin Paper Crafting kit|
I am also using a few layouts I created for some Silhouette classes I taught about three years ago. It doesn't seem like it has been that long but it has. Anyway, I created very basic layouts without photos to show some fun things you could do with the Silhouette and just found them stashed away. I had a wonderful photo of my DD playing in the late afternoon summer sun and one of the layouts was perfect for it.
|Summer Fun layout - title/topper, flourishes, and flower with bee all cut using Silhouette|