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I was up until three a.m. last night working on this collage. Some personal things have been going on, and I’ve been working through my feelings about them in my art journal, resulting in some intensely personal pages. This page in particular means a lot to me. I cried when I finished it, honestly.

 

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Disney Inspired Collage

I found a deck of Disney Princess cards I bought years ago and it inspired me to do a Beauty and the Beast inspired collage.

I really love how it turned out (I think it’s the best thing I’ve made so far, actually), so I hope y’all like it too.

Art journal whining

Experimented with my lace doilies for a background for a journal page. The results were fairly disappointing. A paintbrush doesn’t work very well, and neither does my paint roller. A makeup sponge works pretty well though. And the lace doilies don’t work well at all, but the larger ones are better.

I used a heavy body acrylic for the first time, and I’m not sure I like it either, so I may not buy anymore of them. I think I’m getting kind of spoiled by the better quality paint I’ve been buying because I used some cheap craft paint for a background for a page and I’m utterly underwhelmed by how thin the paint is and also how much paint it took to cover the paper.

I’m finding that one has to strike a fine balance. Watching art journaling and mixed media technique videos on youtube can be inspiring, but it can also be intimidating. It can show me techniques and make me want to try things I’ve never even thought of before, but looking at other people’s amazing art has a tendency to make me too critical of mine, I think. Tonight it just feels like nothing is going right.

Latest Art Journal Pages

I started this collage tonight. It ended up being a response to a prompt at A Year in the Life of an Art Journal, although when I started the first layer of this collage, I didn’t intend it to be one. The prompt was “summertime”. It’s not completely finished. I’m going to add some words to it, I think, but I really like it so far.

I shared this page with you guys when I did the background. I finally finished it,  and I like the way it turned out, so I thought you guys might like to see the finished pages.