Monday, March 21, 2011

Journal Pages

Today, I'm linking up to Debbiedoo's Newbie Party. That's right, a party just for us newbies!

This morning, I did two pages for my journal. My current journal is actually a hardbound sketchbook. I love the paper and so far, it's holding up to all my abuse. The book is on the small side and measures 7 inches x 7 inches.

I used Elmer's Memory Book Glue pen, a black Sharpie poster paint pen, gold metallic paint, aluminum foil and magazine cutouts.

First, I painted the pages with the gold metallic paint.

I found an image I liked in a magazine, that was small enough for the page. Then I traced her onto aluminum foil. Apparently, pressing down too hard with an ink pen will tear the aluminum! Lol...I'm still not sure what possessed me to use aluminum foil.

After cutting her out, I glued her onto a piece of scrapbook paper. She became the anchor for the page. I trimmed some of the scrapbook paper down a bit and edged it with the gold paint.

For the opposite page, I wanted more gold. As soon as I saw this watch, I knew it had to go on the page! Plus, it's hiding the red paint I tried out over the gold and then decided I didn't like it....

After gluing everything into place, I took the Sharpie paint pen and traced around some of the cutouts. Lots of times, when I see other people's journal pages, they're completely covered from end to end with writing, images, cutouts, etc... And I have many pages like that as well, but these days, I like space on the page.

Thanks so much for dropping by! And don't forget to check out all the other newbie parties going on today!


⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

You are one creative cat there. Thanks for joining the newbie party.I do look forward to seeing you on Friday.

Pam @ Our Adventures in Home Improvement said...

Wow, that's very creative!

Thanks so much for coming by my blog. It's great to find yours. I'm following now and look forward to your posts.

Have a great night.

craftynan said...

hiya i am visiting from debbies newbie party x i just love yor journal pages they are very creative s tfs i am going to have a look around your blog x maybe iw will see you at mine soon x

Daniella said...

Hello Michelle!!
I'm so happy you stopped by my blog, but even happier to meet another art journal enthusiast!!!

You page is AWESOME!!! I can't wait to see more!!

I'm following you now too!

Yvonne@StyleBurb said...

Hi,I love your use of different colors and textures...very creative! Thanks for visiting my blog's so nice nice to meet other new bloggers!