Friday, August 24, 2012

Step by step journal spread

Time for another step by step journal spread. You all seemed to like the first one I did, so I promised you more. Well, let's go!

It started out as a very blue page. Acrylic craft paint applied with baby wipes.

Eiffel tower plastic tape on the top and bottom of the spread.

I picked two focal images from my stash of magazine images. Don't ask me why I picked these. There's no reason.

I got a white paint marker and added my signature dots around the entire spread. It's always dots or dashes with me.

A black Sakura glaze pen was then used to outline all the little dots. These pens are great for outlining things.

Obviously more tape was needed. A paper tape this time.

And no spread is complete without words. These came from magazines as well.

I wanted to keep it calm in black and white and blue, but I just couldn't. I. Just. Couldn't. Red and white paper tape were added.

More red accents were added around the words and the images with markers and more outlines with the glaze pen.

And finally stickers of all kinds were added. From scrapbook stickers to stuff from a toy store. Done!

And here are some close ups of the finished spread:






See how easy this stuff is? Really it's all just mixing and matching and not worrying about things like themes and colors or what it's all about. Anything goes together if you have a little courage, really it does. ;-)

Hope you enjoyed this little journal peek and of course I'll show you the pages again when they have been written on. Let me know if you have any questions.

Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!


15 comments:

  1. Lovely - have a wonderful weekend

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  2. I really liked seeing your process and watching your page spread evolve, thank you! I try to work in my art journal every single day, and it's fun to watch other art journalers do this too. I learn...and need to get my baby wipes back out!

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  3. Dank je wel voor deze step-by-step. Het ziet er allemaal heel simpel uit, je moet er maar opkomen!

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  4. I'm happy that you have 'courage'. Love your process photos and so glad you added the red!

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  5. Thank you for sharing the steps of your journal spread. Now I have to try a background with baby wipes and see how it turns out. Some or your magazine words are in Dutch? Would you mind sharing what they are in English? Thanks. Linda E.

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    1. 'Open je hart' means 'Open your heart' and 'Doe maar kalm' means something like 'Take it easy'. There, now you know your first words of Dutch. ;-)

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  6. This is great, Caatje. Very helpful. Where do you find images of women doing yoga?

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    1. I'm not sure where I got this one, but most of my images come from two Dutch magazines called Happinez and Flow. I suspect the yoga image came from Happinez, cause it's about spirituality and often has those kinds of 'lofty' images in it. Flow is a wonderful resource for the more retro kind of stuff or fun lifestyle images. I also love using magazine's like Vogue for the fashion photography.

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  7. Gorgeous pages Caatje... loved your progress steps... and your focal images are wonderful...

    Hugs
    Jenny x

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  8. Zo leuk om te zien hoe de pagina groeit en tot stand komt, bedankt.

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  9. What pen do you use to write on it? Do you go around or over certain things? I'm going to page back and check other journal pages too.

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    1. I use different pens: Uni Posca paint markers, pitt drawing pens with a brush tip, permanent markers, Uniball Signo gel pens. I write over the background which is acrylic paint and decorate around the images. I sometimes color in texts with normal felt tip pens. All pens have their pro's en cons, but those are the ones that work best for what I do.

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  10. "Anything goes together if you have a little courage, really it does. ;-)"

    Great advice/encouragement!! Thank you!

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  11. leuk zo'n inkijkje in hoe je dit doet..

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  12. I love these process posts...so fun to see how a spread evolves, and how small touches can make a really big difference. Keep it coming! :-)

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