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Friday, November 21, 2014

Art Journal Friday

This week's Journal page. I did a background page with gelli plate and acrylics. Then I stamped and stenciled over it. I created the girl's dress with left over paint smeared napkins and adhered her to the page. The flowers were doodled using stabilo marker and white gelly roll pen.  
"It is by acts and not by ideas alone that we should live each day." 

The page is rich in texture with layers of paint, gesso and paper collage added to it.

Again  the quote is a reminder to myself. Everyday my head  is weighed down by a dozen ideas, especially creative ones but sadly most of them never see the light as I don't work around them on a daily basis. I think it is so difficult to set goals to our own self . 

I also wanted to share the journals that I made last week.
Two "No Sew" Handmade Journals and two saddle stitched ones. 

See the pretty purple journal. The cover is a handmade paper that I bought from this year's trip to India. I'm confused whether to leave the cover like that or to do more work on it. Hmm, time will tell
The colorful one is a saddle stitched journal to jot down my everyday thoughts... The cover is a collage work from so many left over scraps that I had in my never ending stash.
More lovely handmade papers-:) 

Wishing you all a creative weekend
Linking my post to PPF and Art Journal Everyday 


  1. Susan, your journal pages are wonderful. I am hoping I can learn to make things as beautiful as this. I am taking Jo's journaling/mixed media class and so far it has taught me a lot. By telling the steps you took, it helps us who are not so expert. Thanks.

  2. Wonderful work, full of colour and texture. Valerie

  3. I love d idea of d left over colour soaked tissues used in dress :)

  4. like that background and tissue idea

  5. LOVE your colorful journal page with the gelli papers ! The girl and quote are perfectly suited for it. Those handmade papers are beautiful. I'm sure you'll put them to good use. Good for you to make your own journals-I don't have the patience!

  6. She's awfully sexy. Love you made her dress out of napkins.

  7. she is fab. love your journal page.

  8. Your journal artwork is so cheerful and lovely! Happy PPF!

  9. Great textures, colors...a cool work!

  10. Love the vibrant colors on your journals and in your artwork!! Beautiful!!

    Hugs Giggles

  11. Gorgeous texture and colours and the journals are beautiful as well

  12. Beautiful textured piece! I love her dress! And your new journals look amazing ....

  13. This is so pretty, and it reminds me to finally play with my Gelli plate. I still haven't done that (I got it last Christmas...).

  14. I love your very creative journal pages. Don't be so hard on yourself, you are a good artist!


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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.