Working on my Sister Trip to Florida's travel journal got me in the mood to add photos to some other albums. This book is the fairy tale one that I made for the Snow White Event that I taught during one of Kim's Artistic Affairs. By the way, registration is open for her next party, and my dear friend, Lori is teaching there.
I like to cover the entire book with background papers that are pretty as is. And later on, if I come across something to add to the page, it enhances it. But in the mean time, the book is still nice to flip through and look at even though not all of the pages are 100% done.
There are always corners to fill and room to slide in more fun.
When I first made the book, I posted this pic from my sister trip and said the mermaid paper was too nice as is to cover up. Well......
It goes to show that an art journal can be a never ending story! A work in progress to add to as you wish.
This page still kept its mermaid, I outlined her and filled the page with doodly doos. Here is the sea shell angel I made for Dad in the sand and a message that says "good bye, Daddy".
Another funny story for us during our trip was about raisins. And donuts. When you get older, sometimes you just have to laugh about all the things you try to say and simply cannot remember. Bananas can become apples and donuts and danish are pretty much the same thing anyway, right?? We had a week of trying to finish each other's sentences and none of us being able to come up with the right word. (and yes, I know it is spelled wrong. Hey, I was lucky to remember the word raisin, let alone spell it!!)
When I doodle around in an art journal, I like to draw cute little sketches or cartoons, and add words that will bring back fond memories. Then, I add doo dads, and squiggles and other things to fill in, with a mix of markers, metallic and white inks. On this, I've added some dollops of glitter and glued on some sparkly stars. (in remembrance of watching a shooting star across the gulf one night)
I've got lots more tips and tricks to create your own art journal in this $15 online class. It is written in blog form, with a different post for each subject, and is a learn at your own pace class. It will be left up as long as I have a Typepad blog, and I can't see that I'll be stopping this anytime in the near future. I'm slightly addicted to online journalling as well as art journalling!
Or you can make an angel themed journal with me, here at the studio for the holidays. Details here.