Its been too long since I last wrote a blog post but I'm back, after an unavoidable break, sharing my September Round Robin journal creations. Unfortunately I smell of alcohol but don't fear, I've not been indulging in daytime drinking. No, instead I managed to spill alcohol ink-blending solution over me :-)). These are my pages for the lovely Tammy - I hope she likes them.
Quite predictably one page focuses on a mandala I created for Tammy. Here's a close up:
I've drawn this mandala onto Bristol board using Faber Castell Pitt Artist pens. The background was created using coarse handmade papers, ink, alcohol blending solution and fabric paint. I've then added acrylic/wool fibres to help frame the mandala and add dimension. On the opposite page...........
......I've written a few thoughts on how I feel about the friendships our round robin journal group have formed doing this swap and previously as fellow bloggers and Inspiration Avenue team members. The background was done using the same materials/techniques and I used some ink and alcohol solution to soften the printed words. I scanned in the mandala and printed out small versions to decorate the corners of the page. Here is a close up of the words:
Well I guess the words above say enough about how I feel about these inspirational ladies and a few other people I've connected with on the internet over the years.
I like to try new ideas when I'm art journaling and this time I had some fun creating effects using ink, alcohol and fabric paint on coarse handmade paper. Using an old paintbrush, a cut up scourer pad and some inks that have remained unused for a couple of years - I experimented on different paper textures and finishes.
- What new ideas, materials or techniques have you tried recently?
Wishing you all a happy & creative week!