Monday, August 2, 2010

My RR Journal

Paula over at "JournalArtista" on YouTube is hosting a Round Robin Art Journal swap and I was excited to get in on it. Here is my art journal, which is already en route to Michelle in Canada. I kept if VERY simple and unembellished because it still needs to make it's way to 7 artists all over the world. Once I get it back, I will fully embellish the cover and work on my pages. I'm so super excited... this is such a great way to get a sampling of art work from various artists in our scrapbooking and art journaling community... I can't wait to see the final journal! :-)

The cover of my art journal was altered using artist grade acrylic paint by Golden as well as Golden glass bead gel (LOVE this stuff!) I didn't embellish my art journal cover because it still needs to travel to 7 other artists around the world and I was afraid it would get damaged during it's long journey. I will embellish it once I receive the completed journal back...

I included a sign-in sheet where the ladies can leave their mark and a message...

I created the first art journal page, but kept is super simple... only a few layers. When I get my art journal back, I will continue to add to this page and create additional pages. I used student grade acrylic paint and a plastic wrap technique to achieve the texture. I then used Scarlet glimmer mist and stamped several different images to tie everything together. I punched out a Martha Stewart butterfly and embossed it using Moon Shadow embossing powder. The theme of my art journal is vintage/grunge butterfly.

This is the back cover of my art journal I gesso'd the page and applied light fiber paste, which I colored using 1 full dropper full of Distress Reinker in Vintage Photo. I then used my Starburst stains to fill in the gaps... I love the texture...


Jenny said...

Hey Arlene, Your journal came out so beautiful. I love the idea of other people creating in others journals. I can't wait to see it when it's all finished. Have a great week. Hugs, Jenny :)

Leonie Castro said...

Hi Arlene,
You are very organized. I love the colors you chose and your directions for the ladies, me included hehehe. I can't wait to get it in my hands. Have a fantastic week!

Leonie Castro said...

Your journal is beautiful. I was wondering if you have the sign up page on file, and if I can make a copy to place on mine. Would you do that for me Arlene, please? You can attach the file and email me at
Thanks, if you don't have it don't stress. I will try to create one.

Anonymous said...

This is something that I have in mind to teach people to how to save money make one as their own and recycle as notebook, planner or memo notebook. You did very awesome job with this project here.

Lucy =)