Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Art Journal Pages

Leftover paints and experiments have turned into these art journal pages.


Modeling Paste practice and trying some black acrylic paint through a stencil.


I’ve never been one to create motivational word art.  I’m plenty motivated.  I’d rather use words in other ways that help with a story or such.

But I didn’t know what else to put on the page and I was wondering what words I could make with these leftover round letter stickers.  “Try” popped right out at me while I am “trying” stuff that I’ve always avoided.


I wonder what I could do with the word “quick” or “jump”.  What other words are there that would work in art?


Next, this mess happened.


Makes no sense at all to me.  But I do see a postcard that could be cut from it.  Maybe two.  Oh, look what I forgot to do...my date stamp ran out after 2017.  Until I get a new one I’m using 2013 and turning the 3 into an 8.


In any case, I’m enjoying myself and this crazy experimenting process.  One thing is leading to another.  Fun!

15 comments:

  1. What fun you are having. This is something different from you I think, but with true Annie-style still showing through.
    Adding letters and words really gives the orange/black pages a jump, good idea. I tried to find some other words from the round letters, got "spin a sun", sure there must be more. "At least try" is the perfect motto for an art journal page and I'll think of that next time I attempt one.
    I don't see any mess but I can see a terrific complex page in true Art Journal style with the black giving the pretty colours something to think about. I like the black scribble heart.
    How strange that your date stamp ran out in 2017, I wonder why that is. Nice one to easily change the 3 into an 8.

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  2. great pages much colours and great spring feeling ;O))

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  3. Lots of interest in your pages - what size is your Journal? xx

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  4. These are awesome, you have such a great eye for color (even if by mistake with paint extras). I love how your "try" piece looks like modern minimalist art. I can never make simple pages, but that speaks to me... I add too much sometimes.... I did however use your pc for inspiration on an envelope I (thought) I'd finished, I went back and added washi tape for detail..... I love it a thousand times more now.... I'll try to post it to IG/FB today before I head out to work. Thank you again for all the inspiration, you definitely are rocking at art journaling!

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  5. Ooh and pink... Ok I'm going to quit now. ;)

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  6. I am loving your journal pages, Annie! Especially "at least try" which speaks to me on so many levels!

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  7. Annie, I love your journal pages. It appears that you are having a lot of fun as you try new things. Thank you for sharing what you are doing. Oh, and thank you for the little word challenge; I found 60 works in your round letters. LOL I am an old Scrabble addict.

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  8. This is so cool, Annie! I absolutely adore your journal spread and these are not even my colors. I love that it's so abstract and a bit minimalistic. The single page is beautiful too and I can't see a mess. You're doing so great with art journaling and it's wonderful that you enjoy creating your journal pages.
    Have a happy weekend!
    xo Julia

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  9. Great pages. I love the messages and the art.

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  10. Hi Annie! I was surprised to see your fantastic journal pages! I really love this style! I hope to see more.
    Mar :)

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  11. Annie, you always seem to get great results from your creative experiences! How fitting is the word TRY!

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  12. Annie you are having great fun in your journal and making wonderful art on the blank pages. I am inspired by your “At least Trying”. I just never understand why my art supplies sit around and don’t create art! I cannot possibly think they expect me to make art with them. LOL

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  13. love this...looks amazing.
    xx Karen

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