Monday, January 12, 2015

Afternnon and Happy New Year!

So it's been a few months...{am on knees begging forgiveness}... My New Years Resolution is to resurrect my blog! For those faithful that were following my 365 days of Creativity, I did in actual fact complete my task - it just got too much posting each week (insert sad face here!) There were days where I didn't do much, but I did something - which was the test!

I have introduced a few friends at school to Art Journalling and we've started a WhatsApp group called Crafty Chicks. I took them all shopping to our big Art store - The Deckle Edge - (we only have one really) to buy a journal, a waterbrush and a black Sakura pen. We are all taking part in Journal 52 ,which I did last year and they decided it was a good place to start!

SO I thought I'd post a step by step for my friends on how I do some of my journal pages:

Step 1 is to colour with watercolour pencils.
I then wipe over the colour with a baby/face wipe, which doesn't wet the paper so much!

Step 2 I use watercolour paints to draw my background shapes and edge the page.

Step 3 I outline the shapes with a fine marker - this one I used blue because the edge of my page is blue.

Step 4 I used some left over paper strips and my watersoluble graphite pencil and my watercolur paints to make some colour strips to punch shapes from...

Step 5 I create shadows in the shapes with my graphite pencil

Step 6 I start doodling my outside edges...

 Step 7 After figuring out what quote I was going to use,  I glue my punched squares into position and write my quote. Each square was then edged with a charcoal pencil which I smudged.

Step 8 I completed the doodles!

I also took part in  Julie Gibbons 5 Days of Mandala Magic which was such fun!  I learnt how to create a lotus flower mandala and the Hamsa - which turned out pretty well!

My other New Year's Resolution is to continue with The Diva's weekly zentangle challenges...this week being special as it's the 200th Challenge!

Happy creating everyone...see you soon


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