Wednesday, June 16, 2010

My new love of Art Journaling and my inspiration...

Hi everyone!

I haven't completely veered away from traditional scrapbooking, mini albums and tags... but I have ventured into a new love of art journaling. I am having so much fun and to create art in my journal is so liberating! It's not too far from creating mini albums, BUT... I feel more free to discover, create and play with art journaling. Mini albums tend to be more "scripted." I love to "wing it" on my art journal pages... and so far (lucky enough hehee!) the pages have come out pretty okay. :-) I wanted to share some of those pages with you all in this post. I have a few vids posted on YouTube that showcase these pages, so I hope you check it out.

I also want to share that Paula over at "JournalArtista" on YouTube has been a GREAT source of inspiration for me. Her work is AMAZING!! And her art journal tutorials are one of the best out there. I'm happy to call Paula one of my YouTube "besties." She is the sweetest friend ever and is so giving of her talent. So be sure to check out her YouTube channel. You can also find her blog HERE.

Thanks for stopping by everyone!

hugs!!

Arlene :-)

My very first completed art journal page below... I'm such a novice, but I'm having a blast!


I love working with different types of textures and layers. On this page I have a ton of stuff going on from watercolour crayons, acrylic paints, stamps, collages, etc.
Those who know me well know that I've been a Twilight fan since day 1. I thought I'd create a page of Twilight and New Moon to add to my Art journal because it's all about what I love! :-) I used a ton of layers on this page and experimented with a bunch of collaging and rub ons!

I loooooooove brown and I loooooove vintage... so I thought I'd create an art journal spread for these things! Check out my video series on how I created the page to the right.

12 comments:

Klieka said...

This is Gorgeous I love it! you really are an inspiration.

Kathy said...

Arlene yay your first art journal! Wow you are doing a fantastic job even if you are a so called novice lol! I love how liberating and freeing this type of paper crafting is! I can't wait to start my own journal! TFS! hugs, Kathy aka canadianscrappergirl

jo said...

Your art journal is super fabulous and inspiring! You already "enabled" me to start doing You Tube vids... are art journals next??? *lol* Love it! :)

Pretty Little Things said...

Your art journal is coming out fantastic! You are so inspiring! I'm enjoying your videos so much!

Marie said...

Beautiful pages! I agree with how enjoyable Art Journaling is. I am already working on my third page. Lol!

Creative Genealogy Scrapbooking said...

I do mixed media art and I must say that you did a great job!
- Rowena

BeeBeebabs said...

Very nice tfs

Bobbie Lynn said...

Really pretty and love all the mixed media work.

Kerri Love said...

I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have artists like you and Paula around to inspire newbies like me. Thanks so much for sharing it all, I really enjoy watching the process and seeing how things come together. Great journal pages, I'd say your a natural at it :) I think it's great to have a place you can play without having to worry about 'wreaking' anything, you really get to explore ideas and techniques you might not attempt somewhere else. I'm betting this will only add to your talents with mini books and scrapbooks in the end ;)

Ophelia said...

I found your blog by way of youtube and Paula....I absolutely love your journal pages! Paula is such a great gal! I will be back here!

Paula Phillips said...

Ohhh Ar! How did I miss this?? OMG, I LOVE the close up pics. Sometimes the real texture and dimension is lost on the video. I'm just LOVING these Girl! :) I need to take more close up shots.
Love you my sweet friend! xoxo
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Velma said...

This is an awesome project. I love the colors..........we love the same colors! All the projects/pages shown are "wow"!!! Hugs, Ate

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