Monday, February 16, 2015

I recently found a couple of art journal groups on Facebook, much to my delight.  I'd hate to think that I'm the only artist in Milwaukee, WI that is totally addicted to art journaling, and altered book art journaling.  I've posted a few photos to the various sites; it's so nice to get positive feedback for artwork that is not my usual "serious" oil or acrylic paintings. 

One of the groups is called Journal52 and the administrator of the group posts a new prompt every week, which I think is awesome.  Sometimes I get tired of the usual art stuff mulling around in my head, and need some fresh inspiration.  Well, I just found this group about 2 weeks ago, so have been catching up with the first 5 weeks of prompts.  Here are some results.

Week 1- Pathways  Background is Dylusions spray inks, then acrylic painting over that.

Week 2 - Just Be  Gessoed page, then Dylusion spray inks, and alphabet stencil, a layer of gesso over that, then acrylic paint applied over a stencil.  A torn book page creates a spot to write the prompt with a gel pen.

Week 3 - Conversation Starters   Background is Dylusions spray inks, then some torn Tim Holtz tissue pieces, and a deli paper flower collaged with matte medium.  Circle were cut from music and book pages, then stained with watered down acrylic paint.  Words were written with a Sharpie.

That's all I have finished for now.