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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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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face s are fun to paint

I am  practicing, painting faces its a paint over the face lesson to learn where and how to paint the eyes and nose ect. in the correct areas and it also help s you to notice where the shading goes. I really like how this is going. and hope to do more of this type of painting.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERANot to sure where I am going with this one but its in the Halloween booklet… so need to think more any ideas? lov to know what you think, I should do….

and hes my other Halloween fun page……………….

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Why… yes I really am a princess!

well I added another page in my upgrade magazine art book, I still lov that this book used to sell clothes and now its my art book……. Here’s the latest page.. I played with paint splatter using an old tooth brush. then used a tooth pick for the small lines of gold. drew the girl and cut her out glue to the page and painted her with acrylic paint,used some pearl ex powder to help her shine then sparkle gel pens in her hair… 

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upgraded catalog into art journal.

gesso magazinegesso and glued a used DYER SHEET to the magazine cover first. then gesso the page.

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Glue a couple pages together for extra strength also helps when you  apply the gesso, OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMake sure the Gesso is dry before doing your next set of pages.you can leave a couple pages without Gesso and glue water color paper or other types of paper for you art journal, what ever you want to do, as long as you have fun doing it.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAyou could even add photo paper and use those Inks you ve been wanting to try. LOL….

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA I trimmed the extra paper from the sides. and made it all look even.  Then I tore some green paper and glued to USED DRYER SHEET.  Next I Painted the sky blue, and watered down the paint.Dabbed it with paper towel to give it lighter puffy cloud look. made some knot stitch flowers of yellow and some of blue.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAnext I added Shimmer to grass blades, with watered down Pearl Ex powder.next I sewed the glass green beads on , for a flowery look.And the Yellow flowers got a golden stem of gold thread..

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThen I added my tree which is made from Sisal Twine,I untwisted it and pulled apart and finger painted it with black and Brown Acrylic paints. also made a nest also with Twine used more paint and added yellow for a slight tinge of color change on the nest. cut and glued branches in place. and tree. added a 3d puff behind the bird. {The Bird was a gift from a swap came with a bunch of die cuts from CANDY LOWEKE.. Which a big thank you for this … Love them….

Ill share what I do with this book as  I do the pages. thanks for the comments, its always great to get them….

 

 

 

 

 

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