I joined the hop again with P. M. Artist studio and a bunch of other makers for the month of September and the Striking Sticks. This was so fun and I was happy to be back. It was like the idea to use sticks as a spine was there and waiting. If you remember the August project I did for Mrs. Sonya of Artsy Solutions and Multimedia Crafts Digital, I used sticks. I tried to make a raft, but my sticks were too small and it did good as driftwood.
As you can see, both projects are beach themed, but this one was a little more scary than the August project. Have you ever done something once and tell yourself you can’t do it again? This was one of those moments. I was so scared. I did it though and I’m so proud of myself. Would you believe that I painted another beach scene after this?
For this project I used jute twine, Himalayan pink salt, texture paste, gesso, paints, cheesecloth, coffee dyed paper, one of my digitals called My Desk Travel Journal, and my Bakers & Crafters sprays. I do have a flip-thrpugh video and a four part process video series. If you’d like to watch those, I’ll post the videos below.
This month, I took the index card art to a different level. I made flat cards for the first two months, and this time around, I didn’t want to do so.
I tried to stick with a bit of a grungy spring theme. Flowers, pinks, blues, yellows, and a few other colors.
At first, I didn’t like how it turned out. I got up, cleaned up, and walked away. I came back to add my finishing touches. Some gold…. I feel all my mixed media projects need gold or something related to it….well not my art journal pages.
I also recorded this in a different way. I decided to get a canvas blanket, roll it out, put my yoga mat under it, and created. This video is gonna be a bit of an odd one. I got up so many times. It’s easier to be at my desk creating versus being 3 feet away and unprepared. 🤣
For the 2022 Blog Challenge from Mrs. Sonya with Artsy Solutions, I decided to make a journal.
For this journal, I used a mix of digital paper kits from Multimedia Crafts DIGI. I have so many kits from her; I can’t stop talking bout it. The kits are well made and interchangeable with her other kits. I believe I used parts from 4-6 different kits. I have kits from a few of my favorite creators, but I haven’t pulled all of them out yet. Gotta do that more!
I also used a layer from a belt for the primary closure and velcro for the inner page closures. We have a bit of lace, cheesecloth, burlap, and faux leather also.
To kick off the first of Gelliuary with a project. I made a mini journal version of what I saw from TheBookVandalShop. I watched this video so long ago. I felt the need to revisit and create it again. I love her projects
Here’s a flip through of it. I wanted to make it masculine since I always make things that seem a little more on the feminine side.
I didn’t Gelli plate the whole thing, just the signature. The pages are inserts that came with some kits. I just layered until I couldn’t see what was printed anymore. I also hit it with a few of my alcohol sprays.