A new year and a new season for Get Messy! The kick off season for 2018 is the Season of Kindness which is an ideal start to the year in my opinion.
I made my journal using a vintage book cover and half ‘warm white’ paper and half ‘cream’ paper. It has six signatures each with four pages and the book is pretty small at 4 inches x 8 inches.
I decided to make the whole season about being kind to myself and my art journaling as I sometimes put pressure on myself to try all the techniques and then I wander off from what I actually want to do. This journal is going to be full of stuff I want to do and I think it is going to be pretty simple. I am not an ‘add all the things’ person, so I will be embracing the keep it simple method I like best!
The first page has literally three components, a cut out window, a gelli print on vintage ledger paper and words typed on.
These next pages are made with gelli prints, sketching, vintage National Geographic images and mark making.
The gelli print behind the gargoyles was made with a lump of wood I found in the woods and I liked the way it printed!
The block of wood prints are on the right and the ones on the left are made from a small sawn off log. I am now on the lookout for more small logs to print from!
This book is pretty small and I am already thinking I might make a big book of watercolour paper to play in! Sometimes I need my art journaling space to wash and splat that paint around! I am also addicted to making sketchbooks…
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Happy Sunday x