Saturday, 7 September 2013

Finally, an art journal!

Hi and welcome. Just a very quick post, sharing the beginnings of an art journal... something I've had on the back burner to do but never seemed to find the time to actually start. Thanks to Julie's mini-challenge this week at I've actually made a start!
It's going to be a working journal of my experiments with paints, inks, sprays and other mediums and how these react on various papers and background surfaces.

Stage 1 of front cover... gesso, Dylusion sprays and stencilling. This ended up as a surprise. After gessoing and spraying over the stencils, I didn't like the result so gessoed over the whole lot. I used a different stencil, sprayed and then spritzed the rest of the area with Dylusions and Perfect Pearls Mist and let it run. As it dried, SURPRISE!! the top layer started sinking and some of the bottom layer started appearing... INTERESTING!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

The writing isn't perfect, neither are the samples.. it's how they have turned out. What I'm planning to add at some stage, will be samples or photos, of how and were some of these techniques have been used.
Thank you for visiting and for your continued positive comments.
Catch you again soon.
Cheers, Di


  1. How great to keep all your experiments - I used to do that a college and then got out of the habit. You've got some great samples and always great when an experiment turns out in a different way to how you expected! Thanks for joining in with the first spotlight mini-challenge at Anything But A Card.

  2. What a super idea for a journal Diane - I never seem to keep notes of how I do things! Your first pages are fabulous and a great way of using those samples. Thanks for joining us at ABAC for our first mini-challenge and glad it inspired you to start!! I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  3. This is really great Di.... Love the colours and different techniques, it really looks fab!

  4. This is an interesting result that I got too Di and certainly one worth hanging onto for the possibilities.
    A working Journal - I like that. Thank you for joining in my mini challenge over at Anything But A Card.

  5. Beautiful ... love the idea of making a journal recording materials and effects!
    Alison x

  6. This is such a wonderful idea and your cover is gorgeous!! So glad you joined us at ABAC again!!