Wow! it's been a busy few weeks. I have been enjoying DLP and continuing to take some classes with Roben-Marie Smith, as well as participating in Jennibellie's Art Swap. Below is my journal page for DLP Ink/Before the ink is dry.
And over at Jennibellie's we were swapping postcards with positive affirmations.
Here is the one I made for my partner.
And this is what I received from my partner Kristen.
The last few weeks have been a lot of fun! I am still loving the Documented Life Project and in addition to the challenges there I have also been taking some online classes from DLP and a couple from Roben-Marie Smith. So much amazing inspiration!
The flowers are book paper painted with watercolor. The other paint is acrylic. I enjoyed painting the book paper with the watercolors, but still think I prefer acrylics except when I just want to paint small amounts of color.
I'm still catching up some other DLP challenges and here is the page for Repeating Elements:
This was a lot of fun, too. This is based on the Journal Bound class from Roben-Marie. And speaking of Journal Bound - here is my version of book one from that class:
I absolutely love this class and this way of binding loose pages. If you have not taken this class I highly recommend it! I love working on loose pages and really needed to learn some binding methods. Roben-Marie teaches how to make two different books in this class. I still need to make the second one.
I am also taking Roben-Marie's new class Printmaker Pro as well as Cardboard Crush and Create It, Mail It, Alter It from the DLP ladies. The DLP classes are fantastic because you get four perspectives on the projects! All of these artists are talented, and so friendly and professional in the videos. If you are interested in taking any of these classes - don't hesitate. Definitely worth the money!
Are you participating in the Documented Life Project? Have you been taking any classes? Let me know which classes you love!
I've been so inspired by the girls over at The Documented Life Project and so I am playing along - even though I'm getting a late start. It doesn't bother me that I'm behind with the art journal projects - rather it makes me excited that there are all these challenges waiting on me!
The challenge for week one is - book paper and the prompt is - be your own goal keeper.
I started with a regular old file folder. I collaged book paper to it; trimmed it off even with the folder and painted over the book paper with white acrylic paint
Then it was time to add color. I combined blue and lime green acrylic paint
Then added some pink circles and scribbled with a black Inktense pencil which I wet with a brush.
I followed that up with some doodles using a white paint pen and a black colored pencil. I stamped "be your own goal keeper" with black ink.
Stitching around the sides and bottom finished it off. I left the top open.
I like making my journal pages loose as opposed to working in a journal sometimes, so I will use this folder to safeguard my goals, any inspirational quotes or images that tie into my goals as well as notes about any plans for accomplishing the goals.
And I like that they are contained and not just out there for all eyes to see. I can pull this folder out anytime I need a reminder of what I want to achieve.
Thanks to Roben-Marie and all the DLP girls for a fun project!
It's my turn on the Cre8ive Klatch blog today and I'm sharing a tutorial on making fabric tags for Valentine's Day. I created two versions of the same basic design to demonstrate some variations. You can see the tutorial HERE. Enjoy!
Welcome to my post for Grow Your Blog 2015! I want to send a big "thank you" to Vicki for hosting this blog hop. What an undertaking!
My name is Laney and I'm happy you've stopped by here on your way around the internet. Basically I'm an artist and here on my blog I share what I create. You can read more on my About page.
I sew, paint, draw - whatever catches my interest and will fit into my tiny studio. You can see more of my art by clicking on the tabs above this post.
If I'm not creating, or blogging, I like to read and research things - either in books or on the internet. I seem to spend a lot of time with my laptop or Kindle! I like tech stuff, too. :)
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