I uploaded photos from my camera today – and found a lot of pix of my journaling explorations! Guess I should upload more often!
I started in a new sketchbook/journal with a plain black cover. That just won’t do! So I used a couple of stencils, some molding paste, an oil pastel stick, and voila! I love it, but next time I won’t use molding paste on something that is moved around a lot. I’m finding little white pastey things all over the place!
Here’s a couple of the pages I’ve done so far. One thing I want to do this year is use my Silhouette Cameo more often. I have been collecting TONS of shapes, but not doing very much with them. So, I’m trying to cut at least one shape a week and do something with it. I experimented with cutting some stamps (the ‘January’, ‘create’, arrow, and figure) with mixed results. It seems to be better with large stamped areas. I love the arrow stamp, though. Definitely worth the hassle!
I decided I needed another, smaller, journal for an online class I’m taking. For this one, I cut up a large “doodle” page for the cover and bound some watercolor paper and drawing paper as the pages.
It’s simple, but colorful! Just the right size (9”x6”, give or take) and I keep it next to my easy chair, handy for the class exercises and other doodling. A small bit of Velcro keeps it neatly closed. What would we ever do without DeMestral’s invention?
And the first thing I did was doodle a mandala! I used a box of crayons I picked up some time ago, but had never opened. I love playing with new crayons!! You can see I also made a list of 10 things that inspire me . . . still working on number 10! It’ll come to me.
And that page I cut up for the cover? There’s a lot left, so I cut some of it into ATC sizes. Ready made backgrounds for when the Muse strikes. And there’s still some of the page left for future projects. Yes, it was a Large page!
So that’s one of the things I’ve been doing lately. Maybe I’ll remember to take pictures of my other projects some day. Oh yeah – and upload from the camera!