Monday, April 2, 2012

art journaling...studio 490 style

I have shared some "out of the journal" art...
in some previous posts...

today I wanted to show you some "in the journal pages"...

well...

sort of...

I made my own small journal with my small art parts creative covers...

I assembled the journal with tim's D RINGS,
instead of the ring binder, for a change of pace...

these large rings allow lots of pages to be inserted...
plus it gives plenty of room to add dimensional embellishments...

I LOVE this journal format because...
the pages can be made from anything you like...
I know...shocking!

you can add pages made from manila card stock, grunge,
art parts pages or even Clicker Cutts pages...
it's up to you to...

you can mix them up for a really mixed media journal...

I also like the fact that it's NOT a bound journal...
so if something turns out ugly...
it can easily get trashed & no one is the wiser!

I think that makes it easier to start on a blank page...
knowing there's no pressure...
ugly?
TRASH IT~ without ripping a page from your bound book...

it's very easy to work on these pages,
since they sit nice & flat on your table...

here's my cover...
a little funky...

kind of like me!

one hole has a mini gear with a screw eye...
the other hole is a perfect fit for tim's new clock key...
which works for me as a knob to open the journal...

my queen is peeking out & her crown is the perfect size for ARTIST...

the art parts pencil was inked with the new distress markers...
brushed corduroy & mustard seed...
these new markers make it so simple & precise!

and those lovely lips...
my Blossom Bucket trinket...
one of my most favorites...
LOVE them...

the text was stamped on the lips with jet black archival...
heat set & now it's permanent...

the pages are cut to 3 1/2 x 5 inches...
sized for the small creative covers...

this is the style I'll be teaching in my
Beyond Basic Backgrounds class...

here's the first page...

the background is done with distress stains & inks...
dots from the detail water brush...
main stamping with jet black archival...

and to add texture/dimension...
inked with rusty hinge distress stain...


here's another...

I stamped this flower onto a background that I didn't care for...
I used the small area that was OK & trashed the rest!

it's not completely glued down...
completely flat bothers me...
so the petals on the right stand out...

same distress background...
this time with brushed corduroy & faded jeans stain...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the peeled paint marker for stems, leaves & the hills...

that would be me...

and what flower doesn't need an eye for a center?

another favorite piece from Blossom Bucket...
the scallop circle...
filled with Glossy Accents...

so...that's art journaling...
studio 490 style...

I hope you can find some inspiration here...

try it...
find your style...

let me know how you do...

and if you want more inspiration...

this weeks challenge is studio 490 inspiration...

PREPARE to be AMAZED @ the AWESOME arts from the SSS design team...

ok...back to making kits...
next stop on the art adventure is...


no time today to...

make art!
wendy

23 comments:

Sarah said...

All so lovely and that journal is totally fabaroony...love the delicate and subtle shades and details! Your pages are beautiful. I'm outta breath just from reading this post and can feel your flow of energy! I might have Christmas next week so I can stock up on Wendyness! May the gusto endureth!!!

Nancy Wethington said...

Love, love, love!

Gabrielle said...

This is a faberooney journal idea - I love how you have constructed it and that pages that aren't quite up to 'spec' and be discarded! Terrific!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Wendy, love love the colour palette and your layouts . Thanks so much for the shout out for SSSS much appreciated. I really enjoyed making my Wendy inspired piece. Tracy x

Dawn B. said...

What a neat way to make a journal! So love the blossom bucket line!

Stephanie Rodgers said...

What an awesome little book! The backgrounds are beautiful! And, the eye in the flower is so cool, and so ... you!

Helen said...

I agree with the ladies above - it is indeed fabaroony! I am trying to make time to make art Studio 490 style for the SSS challenge this week - can't wait! Thanks for some lovely inspiration.

Redanne said...

Hi Wendy, I can't really add much more than the ladies above BUT I am not really into journalling, but I have some of those book covers and lots of your art parts so I may have a dabble, as once decorated there is not a lot of room to journal - suits me fine! Thank you.

Vic said...

Simply adorable! You always create such fabulous things!

Dorothy said...

Awesome journal!!!

Hels Sheridan said...

this is my kind of journalling... love the subtle colours and simplicity of the pages... delish indeedily... thanks for sharing!! x

Dawn's Creative Chalet said...

Wendy,

Those are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I just admire the work you do.. !!! Have a GREAT day! Hugs from Michigan... Dawn

Mallrat said...

I love it !! The flowers are awesome, I love the mix of art parts and journaling. have a great day Wendy !!

Wanda H said...

Wonderful journal!!! Fab cover and I love your pages!!!!

Cher said...

wowser girl! u have impressed me so much as always...but ...you are a journal type of gal ...another niche of yours....so so happy to see this post...I for one am in love with YOUR style...ty ty ty

Carol Mc said...

Journal is awesome. I'm working a journal now and I think I'm going to make a few changes after seeing yours. Thanks for the inspiration.

Debby said...

Love this journal! The size is really nice too so you can create and have it complete and not take days to do it! May have to start one of these after Easter!

Tona said...

LOVE it!

Theresa said...

I love your art journal!! Way cool!

SusanK said...

Now that's an art journal I could envision myself making!

scrappin-scrappin said...

Love your journal pages, the colors are gorgeous!! Love the lips!! Patiently (not) waiting for them to come in the store!!

Lori said...

Oooo, love that book cover, those lips are perfect! lol! Very cool. Your journal pages are just wonderful, and this post is FULL of great tips!

snazzyoriginal said...

Great project and such a neat idea to use small pages that allow for mini experiments that don't use too much time or product. Love it & off to start one, thanks for the inspiration xx