A Peek Inside: an art journal page

A Peek Inside: an art journal page

A Peek Inside: an art journal page 650 450 Consie Sindet

Art journaling is relatively new to me…as in I started this year! I always thought of journaling as a “dear diary” sort of thing and, even though I have tried that in the past, it was not for me. Enter the world of journaling using art. That I loved. I could get my head around adding colors and paper bits and quotes to get a thought or emotion out on paper.

Spray inks and paints for a start of an art journal page • AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournal #mixedmedia #documentedlifeprojectHowever, with that being said, there are just some times when spewing your thoughts all over a page with a pen is the way to go. But, I never want to read what I wrote…it is out and done, and most likely illegible as well! My solution to that? Cover it up with paint, sprays, paper, stencils, doodling and a quote that sums up what I was feeling.

Adding stencils and tree to an art journal page • AtopSerenityHill.com #artjournal #mixedmedia #documentedlifeprojectThe Documented Life Project challenge for week 42 was to use stars on the page. Since my journaling was a letter to the universe, the stars were perfect to cover up all my thoughts. A stencil was the easiest way to add the stars with white acrylic paint. Some shadowing with an Inktense pencil and a highlight of yellow added a little dimension. Thinned acrylic paint and a round brush provided the tree.

A mixed media art journal page for week 42 for the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #artjournal #documentedlifeprojectMy sentiment came from a piece of happy mail that I punched out into a tag. I then used a brad to “tack” it to my tree.

A mixed media art journal page for week 42 for the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #artjournal #documentedlifeprojectThis fabulous angel was also a piece of happy mail that had been sent to me and I was glad to have found a page to use her on!

A mixed media art journal page for week 42 for the Documented Life Project • AtopSerenityHill.com #mixedmedia #artjournal #documentedlifeprojectThis page is not complicated but to me it defines art journaling…the art of expressing myself through words and painting. How many of you keep an art journal? Do you write in it “dear diary” style first or do you just let the images convey your thoughts? Would love to know!

PS…You can find more peeks inside my art journal here.

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