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Monday, July 29, 2013

My Art Journal Journey

Happy almost August! I can't believe how fast this year is going. But I hope it has been good for you so far. While I still love creating cards, I do love trying new arts and crafts. So this Summer, I have dived into mixed media art journaling.

I have watched  Donna Downey for years and love her Inspiration Wednesday videos.  So I wanted to try my hand at her style of journaling.  I have enjoyed watercolors over the years but wanted to play around with acrylic paints. So off to Michael's I went getting supplies. Glad they were having some good sales on art supplies, too. Yippee!

After years of making nice and neat creations, this journaling lets me get in touch with my spontaneous, playful, adventurerous, emotional and messy sides. Donna has such a free spirited way to creating and I am inspired by it.  And when she was using her fingers to paint, I was in! Play time! Yeah!

 I am having a blast trying her techniques and hope to keep watching her videos for more ideas. Thanks Donna!!! Wish I could give you a big ole' hug! :)

I found some heavy acrylic paper at Michael's and folded some sheets in half and made my own journal. On these pages I have or will be journaling my thoughts. It has been therapeutic expressing my feeling in color. What an experience!

All of these pages I did were inspired by something I saw in her videos. So take a look at what I have done so far!

I don't know why Donna uses the inner tag but I have done it too. But after a while I stopped. Not for me.

My first journal entry!

I loved how this turned out. Looks like a open field filled with pink wild flowers and blue skies.

DRIPPAGE!!!! I loved getting messy on this one.

I loved using drippage from the bottom up. Still needs something, hum...

I wish you could see the gold metallic cast on this one. Also, my first time using molding paste, a stencil to make the vines and acrylic glazing liquid.

Well, I hope to share more down the road. If you haven't visit Donna's website, take a look.

Thanks for visiting and have a great day!