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Friday, April 18, 2014

Hand made Art Journal

Hello Everyone, This week I'm posting from my homeland, India. We had to make a quick trip and for the rest of the month we will be here.
As I was planning this trip, I also was thinking about the journals that I had to take. I made a journal to jot down our day to day lives and also to even glue down some pictures. I'm planning to share its pages in the coming weeks as I won't be doing that much art here. Just enjoying my holiday with my parents and other loved ones.
 The book is mainly inspired by the works and classes that I've taken from the very talented Roben-Marie Smith, Above is the front cover.
This is the back cover of the book. I did the covers on heavy Mixed media Paper

This is a page from the inside. There are always flowers and insects around here, where we are right now, so I felt it so apt to create pages that included them.
There are lots of layers to all my pages. Collage, stamping, stenciling and of course paints and inks. I did all my layers on 90 lb water color paper.
 At the same time I also did couple of pages using deli papers and just doodled on them. Love this effect too.
Yet another page with lots of layers...

Thank you for visiting. I will be sharing more pages in the next week. I'm always Thankful and appreciate all your kind words and encouragement.
Linking my pages to Paint Party Friday and Art Journal Everyday


  1. These pages are all wonderful! Enjoy your holidays with the family!

  2. A wonderful journal! Have fun in India! Valerie

  3. Your journal is lovely from cover to cover.
    Enjoy your time in India

  4. How wonderful to have a nice chunk of time to visit your country and family Susan. India is def. on my long bucket list! Your book and pages are gorgeous!! I can see Robin's influence though you've made it your own. Enjoy your time!

  5. Delightful pages, Susan. I love all the flowers and insects, flowers in real life too, but not the insects.

  6. Hello Susan, so happy to see your art!! WOW, these are all amazing and gorgeous! Wishing you a happy visit with your family. The weather should be warm and spring when you return, YAY!! Can't wait to see what you do to these pages and hope you get enough art time while there.
    Happy Easter dear friend! Love and hugs!

  7. Gorgeous pages Susan....I look forward to seeing the homeland influenced journal pages in the coming week! Have a wonderful time with your family!! I do hope you incorporate some interesting bits from your travels!

    Hugs Giggles

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  9. Found your blog through Julie's blog. I love the colors that you used. And the doodles too. I see that you use deli papers--may I know whether you used the shiny or dull side? I just bought my first roll and not sure if the right side is the shiny side. Carrie


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I am someone who loves almost everything that is related to art-be it writing, painting, crafts, music, dance; Yes,anything that can enliven my spirit. I am originally from Kerala,India. Currently I live in the US.