Session 4-Focal Point: Words, Images Session 5-Details: Pen, Pencil

Session 4: Focal Point
Words-think magazine ads, alphabet stickers, newspaper headlines, print outs, etc.
Images-think magazines pics, downloaded graphics, die cuts, family photos, etc.

When you’re gathering supplies you might be tempted to hand pick items for each individual page. Don’t do it! Flip through your journal to get an idea for what you might want to use. CLOSE your journal then go to your stash and pick out a bunch of possible items to use as a focal point for your pages. Choose more than you will need so that you will have the freedom to change your mind or head in a different direction at the last minute.

If you need to secure any of your collaged items, this is a good time to do that. No time limit, just take whatever time you need to secure down any loose edges with whatever glue you prefer to use.

Session 5: Details
Pens-think drawing pens, paint pens, markers, gel pens, etc.
Pencils-think graphite, colored pencils, charcoal, pastels, chalks, etc.

You’re going to want a lot more time for this session but don’t cheat yet! Make simple marks and shapes, outline a few images, start a doodled border, etc. Just do a little something on each page.

All 5 sessions will take you an hour and 15 minutes. When you’re done, you might have a completed 20 page journal but it’s more likely that you will have 20 pages that you’re absolutely dying to continue working on! From here you can repeat the process again, or schedule your own 15 minute free play sessions where you make the rules. You might have some strong ideas about where you want your pages to go and you don’t feel like you need the time limit anymore. Go for it!!
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A SPECIAL shout out to Shannon Green, for this wonderful class and all her support……. this is alot of fun….

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journaling by 5’s session 2 texture

Session 2: Texture
Collage/Craft-think die cuts, punched shapes, decorative borders, scrapbook paper, tags, stickers, washi tape, etc.
Recycled-think product packaging, receipts, candy wrappers, junk mail, book pages, note pads, etc.
These 2 categories are very similar but there is a difference: one is for items that are intended for craft purposes and you can typically buy them in a craft store. The other is for recycled items or things you find around your house. Make sense? It’s okay to tear these down into smaller pieces before you get started and make sure you have a variety to choose from. Use a glue stick, tape runner or other quick drying glue for this step. Just put a dab in the middle of the item and get it stuck down. You can go back later to secure the edges.

 

cover undone

cover undone

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I decided to add a pocket to the journal because I used to add them in my atcs  book holders and thought why not. Now The whole timmer thing just isn’t working out for me . I find myself getting so involved with what I am doing that I kind of tune out everything else and things going on around me is basically back ground noise…… Not sure if it has to do with being in a large family and having lots of brothers and sisters all doing different things at the same time . So I used to tone out on things… My mom said I had selective hearing. And it works pretty much for me…..LOL… ok  I broke the rules again…. 15 minutes……. was more like an hour…. but I did do the whole book so , many I cheated a little, but I am enjoying the process of not thinking everything out and having no plan until It flashes before what that blue looks like water…. I have some graphics that goes with this!!!!!  and I was off and running again….. ok thanks for looking all.

 

more fun….. joined Journaling by 5’s group…

have you gotten in a journal rut? Thanks to Kelly Donovan I have found a wonderful place….Yes Kelly I am still stocking you..LOL… In a good way… nothing but love….. Well anyways .. The group is a different way to try art journaling by 5’s with Shannon Green ………..What is Journaling By 5s?

5 Sessions
10 Prompts
15 Minutes
20 Pages
check out the video….https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P0ohBQFKqus

So I started off by glueing pages together to make a sturdier page, and so exciting…. I am  painting one color over my pages to begin because I really dont want to see models sporting bras that actually fit in them…x and other things too distracting …so one color blotting out I hope its not a rule breaker plan,,, hahaaaa….. then I shall choose paints and inks for the timed part of 5mins.  I LOVING THIS SO FAR…….  I am back and I have done the first step need to get out the camera and photo the pages so far…… and I did go over the 5 mins… I couldn’t help myself . I was having so much fun doing free style painting that I ended up doing both sides of the pages.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAnd so this is where I am at . And I am enjoying this journey more then I thought…. a few pages I don’t care for but … I am going with it…. now too watch part 2 videos ……later as I shall post as I go thru the steps.

 

 

valentine journal spread

I was playing around with ink sprays, and texture magic. I am running low on that stuff so I decided to make my own. with the baby powder…….Its like a cross between spackle and mud… I must have had been holding my tongue wrong , because it s working more like quick sand then a medium , and  When it finally dries  . It cracks and falls off what a mess. I think I’ll just buy it instead… LOL… 50 percent off  coupons are needed… well I scraped it off and started it over again. so the  dimension isn’t quite what I wanted on the cupid angel. but shes good  for now until I get more texture…

 
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travel photo art

Trying different things out playing with the art journal. its snowing again so its a great time to get to play…water colors pens and markers…Also some texture magic from delta. I think they have done away with their line used to see it everywhere , now can’t find it any more . We did find some at Ocean State lots. BUT I BOUGHT ALL THE WHITE ONES…. LOL….. in Peterborough,N.H. Cant wait for Milford to get ours opened love that store…  well I have more another page to show but still putting the final touches on it…..

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breakin in my homemade journal….WATERCOLOR

Well I decided to play , It was snowing and nothing else better to do, got the nerve up to paint in the new homemade journal I made….. I just wish I could remember who’s Journal I saw this  painting in… well its basically someone else s  dandelion  idea…

But I came up with make a wish on my own.. Theres so many videos and art groups out there its WONDERFUL, that so many artist share there ideas and techniques. well as always I kind of do some of this and some of my own things…. Used watercolors in a spray bottle with a little water mixed in. and water color brushes,Bic marker, Zig  millennium pen for fine line detail….and WHITE OUT PEN… YES I KNOW !!! really I love the effects of the white out pens…….. shows up a lot really makes things pop out at you. I didnt have any markers or pens of white.. so this is what I had on hand and been using it ever since and I love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! took 2 days off playing but I got a two page spread and a single page……. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

Not to bad I really need to work on my hand writing some more..

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This was a lot harder to do but LOVE THE WHITE OUT AGAIN……small tube of water colors in a spray bottle for back grounds.and water color pens, were a bonus found them at Michael’s for$ 4.99……. love it when that happens…..

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Mix media art journal for my Grand daughter

She is always looking threw my art journals and telling me she loves them. She is a very talented young girl , and loves to paint, watercolor, draw , So I am surprising her with her own art journal to do with as she likes…..OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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