Art Journaling Catch-Up

So I've been doing a fair bit of Art Journaling lately so I thought I'd catch you up on what I've been up to. 

Recently my LSS, Clipper Street, had a guest instructor visit (the amazing Finnabair) and even though I wasn't able to take a class with her, her style inspired me greatly! I decorated a few journal covers that capture some of her spirit

This process starts out kind of ugly with a bunch of mis-matched embellishments and colours:

But after a few layers of paint it starts to take shape!

I really liked how this one turned out, especially since it was my first attempt, so I tried a second book: 

This one was a labour of love and I cherish every little detail: 

These flowers that used be every colour under the sun... 

Metal trinkets transformed... 

Even the back cover has a lovely green glow.. 

So these books now serve as additional art journals (in addition to my almost-full Dylusions Journal) and I've been filling up the pages little-by-little.. 

First, a page inspired by Joy Taylor

I need to learn to embrace white space.. This helped!

And now a couple more: 

This page uses PanPastels, Gelatos, black Gesso, and a viewfinder stencil I made! 

There's a new Dina Wakely stencil on this one, and the stars are from my new Mixed Media Backgrounds set. 

So.. That's what I'm doing at 1am... How 'bout you? 

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  1. Thank you so much for linking me up and sharing your absolutely GORGEOUS creations..stunning..thank you for being so inspired by me and the beautiful comment on my blog, have fun art journalling, it really is a lot of fun..hugs

  2. Tobi, those two covers are mind blowing. Absolutely beautiful, just loe the total look, do a tutorial, please.

    1. I will do a tutorial in a while! I will be teaching a project similar to this at my LSS, then I will make one! Have you checked out Finnabair's blog? I watched her Ustream and it was really helpful as well..

  3. oh wow! love your colorful journals.. what kind of paints did you use? what glue to hold down all those flowers and accents? I'll be looking forward to your tutorial!


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