Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Cleaning Up and a New Journal

I picked up one of these new Dylusion's art journals. It has black pages and is 8x8 (inches) in size. I've had it about 3 weeks now and finally last week decided to try it. I haven't really ever worked with black  pages before, That made me decide to give some quick brushes of bright yellow paint to work on-because I thought the black might be too dark.
 I decided to use some black ink and a crackle image rubber stamp so it would make the paint look a little less thick. I really like how that worked.
Since I needed to clean off  the scraps from my work table, I added them to the page in various amounts of layering. I had the left over paper from some die cut letters, which I first used to stencil with and then I cut up and added pieces  directly to the page. I also stenciled some pink  paint dots,added some other assorted die cuts, and also some  photos from an old 1950's camera magazine I found when we were cleaning out my Mom's house back in September.
I had this hotel key slide folder from some  weekend adventure in the past year or two and so I added that. It made a nice little pocket to hide a mini-tag. I made that using the tag off some piece of clothing that was also laying around on my table.  I painted it orange and added a ticket and some stickers to it.
I made a good dent into my scrap pile. Yahoo! It is time clean up the play space...getting to the point it is too messy to work in (for me that is). Plus I need to put that box of Halloween things away, and I guess pull out the Christmas/winter things.
Oh my.
Got to get ready for work. Enjoy your day!


Nancy Chan said...

You have great ideas! Have a good day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal pages, and love the idea of black pages. Great idea to collage all the bits and bobs that were flying about. Have lots of fun in your new journal. Hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wonderful pages.. and your ideas are really the crackle effect - fits so well!
Happy day Erika!
Hope you feel completely well now!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I can't believe I missed this. You snuck this one in while I was sleeping, I suspect. Everything about this screams recycle, and of course, that makes my heart proud. You probably don't know this, but I'm an Earth Day baby, so every bit of recycling is wonderful when it comes to art. I love the colors, the various disparate bits that you managed to pull together in a cohesive way, and of course, the recycled elements.