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….

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.

 

 

making Stencils for mix media art…..

I have made some stencils for glass etchings and different types of stencils for projects using different items, Plastic coating for furniture covers, it was really hard to  cut in small areas but great for a silhouette, and for etchings or paper stencil. Also used heavy card stock and then coated it with crystal lacquer, works real well , that’s in a later blog that works with Cricut …….  So now the stencils results for Vinyl  contact paper its real hard to get it to cut and do the corners or peak cuts but if you take your time and re cut it does work.The good thing is contact paper is large enough to cover all at once.

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now when using a magazine photo , I really love this idea of USING package tape. tape your photo right over the picture you want then cut out the details, This is a favorite right now, lov this idea. OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

 

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Who doesnt love Captain Jack Sparrow?
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plastic furniture cover stencil                                                                HOW ABOUT JOHNNY DEPP IN PLASTIC,   Cry BAby!!!! LOL PUN INTENDED

so in summery I found it easyier to  use packing tape over others, And  still working with the cricut ideas, for later post. let me know what you use and how they work out. thanks for sharing. And thank you for your e mails its great to hear you like my ideas, and others  Id love to take time to give shout outs of thanks  to Debra Buckland …

http://artycrafty.wordpress.com/

and to Terri Sproul

https://www.facebook.com/groups/294679150583745/

Thank you for your inspiration…..

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