Art journal

I was discussing tutorials with my friend Cat - we were getting tired of doing Michelle Zindorf tutorials. I was already tired of Tim Holtz tutorials by the end of the twelve tags of Christmas. Who else has a style worth trying to copy (and is willing to teach it for free)? Wendy Vecchi? Ellen Hutson? Teesha Moore - yeah, I think I could learn a lot from Teesha Moore. She has a whole series of Youtube tutorials on how to do the things she does.

So, if you are wondering what I've been up to the past couple of days, I've been building an art journal. Teesha explains it very clearly, from cutting the paper and stitching together the signature, to applying paint to the paper, to ...everything. Friday I painted, yesterday, I applied borders, today I've been creating collage figures.

Here is a painted page with a border:

Here, I have the collage part mostly done:

I still have a few more pages to collage before I can start on the pencil and pen work. It's the pencil and pen work that really makes the journal. I know what I have right now is pretty weird, but it will get better/weirder before I'm done. I will let you know how I am progressing.

Juliet Arrighi


Chris said...

I love following your creative journeys!