Monday, March 14, 2011

My Art Journal - and a Rosie Page

Hello - today I wanted to finally show you my art journal that I made all by myself :0)

A pair of my jeans had to be sacrificed to make this journal cover... but that is ok, cuz they were way to short... so the denim went to a better cause - And I have more to use on later projects :0)

It looks sort of plain here - I had a cricut cut out of Eeyore on it, but then decided I didn't like it, just wasn't right for my art journal - at some point I'll find something that works for the front. But now I am happy with the denim and the vintage pink and lace ribbon sewed to the edges. The inside is 10 pages of heavy card stock that I folded in 1/2 and then hand sewed together... should have taken a photo of that huh? Sorry... was just excited about it and went to work in it.

Now about my page one that I made a last week (you can see it HERE)... well it is leaning on my desk and makes me happy to see it - and well... it was a little large for the end product of my home made art journal.  So I have a new page one -
Love this new page one... my Rosie page.

I started by rubbing the entire page with a dark brown PanPastel paint. Then I gave a quick painting of Ranger Crackle paint. (Thanks to the person that told me a little water would bring it back to life!! Yea saved!!)  Love the light pink and brown - Then for my "work of art" Rosie! I printed one of her photos on adhesive canvas and then tore the edges and stuck it down. Some Distressing ink  to high light the frayed edges and the cracks in the light pink paint. I found a Heidi Grace flourish stamp and did a few stamps on the corners - Rosie needs flourishes, she is very girlie -

A EK Success punch tag to stamp my sentiment "You Make Me Smile" with all the edges inked and the high lighted with a white pencil. Now do you love those flowers or what??? I found those at hobby lobby last week, new spring flowers in the floral section. They are foam.. and small enough to use on cards and "art" - so so happy with them, I may need more! And then just cuz I love her SO much I felt it needed something else on that bottom corner. So a Fiskars Heart punch - just right for my Rosie!!

I had so much fun with this one... and I totally love the way it came out. What will page two be? No clue, I am going to dig through my stash of products and see what else I have that I haven't used in forever... and then play!!!

Have a great Monday! HUGS and-


Desirée-ScrapDees said...

what a sweat Lo!

Kirsten Alicia said...

The page is gorgeous & I love the denim cover.

Carol Dee said...

Great journal and wonderful Rosie page. Hugs...

Helen said...

Oh my, is this one gorgeous. Love this Rosie page! Hugs

Cynde said...

Oh Michelle I love your new Art Book! I think the choice for Denim on the cover is perfect. Also love the pink accents on the lace. What a perfect first page with Darling Rosie...she is so darling. The flowers are super, I think you definitely need more! tee hee.... after all they are so dog gone cute. Can't believe they are foam. Live the whole page, especially fond of the sticky back canvas as the base of Rosies picture...Perfect.

Rufus said...

No wonder this makes you smile! Marvelous!

Nancy said...

Oh, what a gorgeous page. I must make an art journal one of these days. I have always admired the one called "Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady" and wished I could draw as well.