Saturday, January 12, 2013

June Art Journal Calendar Spread

It's been a while since I did any art journalling, so last night I got out the paints, some stencils and other 'tools' and had a little fun.  This first image shows what I have done so far, with the little Post-It note squares (I cut them down to about 1.7") that I used as masks.  The word June and the numbers are Tim Holtz masks.

We have this wonderful recycling place called Waste Wise in town.  It's a huge warehouse full of wonderful 'junk' where you can pick up all kinds of interesting things for pennies.  I found this plastic 'thingy'.  My husband and I have no idea what it is intended to be used for*, but it makes a great paint stamp.  I often keep little lids to dip in acrylic paint and stamp, so when I saw this I though it would be fun to be able to stamp entire grids of circles!  If you look closely, you'll see the little black circles on my pages.  I love that they aren't perfect circles...randomness perfected ;o)

*I just couldn't let it go...enquiring minds...so I did some research and finally found out that these things are inserts for ammo cases.  I'm so glad I found a better use for it! 

The stencil I used is one by the Crafters Workshop.  I stamped over it using a make-up sponge (thanks to Creative Jumpstart for that idea...love it) and acrylic paint.  My final colour addition came from some spray inks that I layered over top before removing the masks.

I still plan to do some black pen work to the page, although I'm not entirely sure what I'll do... I certainly have to add numbers to the journalling squares and I might outline the letters and numbers...I'll post again when it's finished.

8 comments:

  1. That ammo case thingy was a find. How fun to put it to an artistic use.
    carolvee (aka ceevee)

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    1. Yes Carol. It's fun to search for fun and interesting things to repurpose for art and discovering that this was an ammo case makes it truly perfect to change it into something creative rather than destructive!

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  2. Love the contrast between the white page and the printed and painted areas. Must get the paints out soon. :)

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    1. Thanks Evanna. Have fun when you do get those paints out.

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  3. I love finding pieces like your recycled whatsit thing....I can't believe you have a calendar for June ready to go.....organization supreme and a lovely spread at that. xox

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    1. Thanks Corrine. I'm just having so much fun making these calendar spreads that I may end of years ahead before long. LOL I guess I should do some other art journalling so I don't get too far ahead in my calendar.

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  4. Fantastic creativity here! I too am having a grand time with this...I just finished April and am starting May.

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    1. Thanks Annie. I'm glad to hear someone else is working ahead on their calendar too! Have a great week!

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