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Friday 20 August 2010

A tippy toe into art journalling

Those of you that have followed me for a while may remember I had an idea to start art journalling at some stage.  Well this week whilst blog hopping  I was delighted to find a week-long free beginner's art journalling course going on at this blog.  It doesn't matter if you missed the start, the ideas are still up there. If you are interested in starting to journal yourself do take a look, as there is lots of fabulous inspiration.  On that blog there is also a link to her youtube tutorial videos and one of them was how to make a figure stencil using magazines.  I've wanted to do these for a while as they are also done by one of my favourite inspirational blog/journalling artists, Dina Wakley.  Here was the one I've rapidly done (you can tell, as its still very wet!) tonight because I was running out of time:

To do it you find an image with a strong outline - arms must be quite clear (mine could have been better but I was in a hurry) and cut it out:
This is the tip I learned - cover the picture with contact adhesive so it makes it stronger to use again - and  then cut round the shape again.

You then place the figure onto your paper and mist all around it:
(Oops, her face!) Take away the mask and Voila!:
You can then add other elements to the page, journalling, etc. 


The other craft I did today was simply using some free printables from this site, I made these cute bookmarks (these are 2 out of 5):
(The book incidently, is a charity shop purchase I got today, 'Twenties Girl' by Sophie Kinsella - haven't started this one yet but LOVED her Shopaholic series)

Please comment ocassionally as I would love to hear from you.
Thanks for stopping by,


theboelemas@aol.com said...

Thanks for the tip re strengthing the mask. That means I will be able to reuse my favourite ones again and again. x

RosieB said...

Thanks for this, great idea. Thanks also for the link to the art journalling course too, will be really useful as I'm doing some long-distance art with my dgd in Oz.

Nicky Stevenson said...

Happy to help! :-) Thats a good idea doing long-distance art with a relative in Oz. Glad I found you something.

And thanks for commenting crafters, I love comments! :-)


PepPop said...

Mmm this looks interesting. Must give it a try. Jaqui x

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