Sunday 1 January 2012

Art journal here I come!!!

It's been sitting there on my table, pristine, for weeks now just waiting for me to get my finger out and get started on my First Ever Art Journal, so what better time to start than on New Year's Day.

Only done the front cover though, but it's a start, isn't it?

Handily the covers of the journal are canvas so it was out with the acrylic paints, masks, sequin waste and foam alphabet stamps and away I went.  It may not be perfect but it's all mine, and it had to be my favourite colours of greeny-bluey-purpley, plus a bit of pearl highlights.

So this is my entry for this week's Anything Goes challenge on 'Just For Fun' because it was just that - fun.


Ephemera said...

Hi Ann, hope Sorrel is on the mend now. Stunning colours used on your Art Journal. If the front cover is anything to go by, the inside will be fab. Journalling is something I've been thinking of doing but I'm a bit daunted by it to be honest, so I'll be very interested to follow your progress. Hope you have a very Happy & Crafty New Year. XX

Zoechaos said...

Nice cover a great start have fun with you new journal, thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun, hope we see more of this XOXO Zoe

Von said...

Happy new year to you Ann :) and what a way to start, a great begining to what I sure will be a fabulous book Thank you for sahring it with us at Just for Fun :)
Von xxx
I too did my first ever page last week scary isn't it

Unknown said...

I love the way you have started your art journal.
I too decided that my blank journal has been there for years (I don't know what I was saving it for).
I started a few days ago with the inside pages.
I feel like I've already ruined a few, but I guess I can always fix them. Trying new ways and new art supplies, ( that have also been sitting there waiting for inspiration.)

Sandra's Spot said...

Hi Ann, this is a beautiful front cover just love those colours a fab start to your journal. I too am planning starting an ART journal :)you have inspired me to get on with it. Happy New Year. Hugs Sandra XXX

Shoshi said...

Oooh that's lovely, Ann! Who says anything about "not perfect"?? I think it's gorgeous, and what a lovely idea. I love the use of sequin waste as a stencil.

Thanks for the nice comment on my blog. She IS beautiful, isn't she!! I'm still overwhelmed that they would think of giving her to me.

Neet said...

Whey Hey Ann - Welcome to the world of journaling. What a beautiful start and what a beautiful cover you have made. A great start to a great new way of doing you art. Good Luck.
Thanks for joining us at JFF. Hugs & Happy New Year, Neet

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

This looks fab, love the colours
Lindsay xx

hazel said...

A beautiful cover to your journal, fabulous colours.
xxx Hazel.

Jennibellie said...

Yay!! Great book, careful though journaling can get addictive it's so much fun :)