You know the term starving artist? well, in today’s post, we can save some money by upcycling existing art that we either don’t like or was done when learning or experimenting. If you can paint acrylics on it, it’s fair game so take a look around your craft room or studio. Do you have anything that’s been shoved in a corner (poor little lonely thing), journals stacked up in a closet or canvases leaning up against the wall … GUILTY!
I thought I’d revive this post due to the new Book of Background series starting up. With the Dark Side of Vintage Project done a couple of years ago, the first covered off was the different types of art journals you can use. As with all projects, if you don’t want to do the project in an art journal, that is totally fine, you can create the project as a series on masonite, canvas, mixed media paper.. whatever you want.
I have detailed videos on my blog and YouTube Channel on how to make Coptic stitched art journals with and without covers. This video is more about a quick introduction on making a tiny journal (2.5″ x 3.5″) which is what I was using for the “365 Art a Day Challenge” I was hosting.
Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, in this video I share how I created my art journal page for my the Dark Side of Vintage art journal and at the same time, tried some new DecoArt paints called Multi-Surface Satins, some collaging, painting, glazing, distressing and all that stuff that makes a great journal page.
Would you like to be able to explore your creativity and exercise your brain at the same time? If you answered yes, you would definitely benefit from art journaling.
In August 2013, I took part in a journal page swap and the theme was “Vintage Sewing”. Video is about 11 minutes long and is a show and tell.