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Entries in art journaling (79)

Saturday
Feb142015

Covering Up Good Stuff in Art Journaling...

Hello!

Sometimes it is necessary to cover up good stuff when art journaling.  In creating layers, I will often cover up elements that I really like.  I don't worry about "ruining" my page or not liking the end result.  The freedom I give myself to cover up things makes the process more enjoyable and more often than not I end up more pleased with the results.  Give yourself permission this week to cover up some good stuff and see what happens!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 14
Art Challenge:  Covering up good stuff
Journal Prompt:  Going undercover

My first layer is an inky piece of newsprint that I glued to my page.  I used the Stones Divided stencil with molding paste to create the half circle shapes.  I outlined them with a black stabilo pencil and added water with a water brush to spread the color.  I also painted an oval shape with watered down black gesso.

Next, I added some white circles with a Sharpie Poster Paint Pen to the black oval and used a handmade mark making tool and white acrylic paint to create the rings.  I journaled at the bottom of the page with a black pen (this is the good stuff I plan to cover up)!

To finish my page, I stitched a tag and other elements to an inky piece of paper, added a circle sticker, stamped a feather from Rae Missigman's Natural Elements rubber stamp set to book paper, trimmed and stitched to the top.  I stitched a scrap piece of paper and glued it to the top of the black painted oval. 

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You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.

Saturday
Feb072015

Layers You Will Love - When Not to Stop...

Hello!

Welcome to another week as we journey through the year creating in our art journals.  I am often asked about creating layers and how to know when a page is finished.  That is a hard question to answser but somehow I just know.  For this journal page I worked to a layer that would be nice as it is but I go on to add in more.  It is hard to create the "look" of layers without actualluy creating them.  I often find that it takes several layers before a page starts to really come together. What do you think?

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

February Theme
Layers You Will Love!
February 7
Art Challenge:  When Not To Stop
Journal Prompt:  "Don't Stop Til You Get Enough!" (Ooh)

Key to Additional Elements Added

1. Circle marks made with a Stabilo pencil.
2. Rubber stamped leaf from the Natural Elements Collection by Rae Missigman and white paint dots.
3. Doodle marks made with a Stabilo pencil.
4. Masking tape.
5. Black lines made with a Stabilo pencil.
6. Color in the flower petals with paint or crayons.
7. Doodle border.
8. White swirls and scallops made with a white pen.
9. Color in the flower petals with paint or crayons.
10. Triangles stamped - from Natural Elements Collection by Rae Missigman.
11. Using a scalloped stencil, add white paint.

 

I used the left side page in a workbook style to keep track of all the products I used.

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You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.

 

Tuesday
Jan062015

Art Journal Peeks...

Thursday
Jan012015

Let's Kick off the Year With Some Journaling...

Hello and welcome to The Original Documented Life Project™  The Journal!  Today kicks off the first of many artsy challenges being presented by Art to the 5th in 2015.  The project is free so if you have not joined be sure to check out the details HERE

I hope you enjoy my latest Watch the Process art journaling video as I take on today's challenge!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

January Theme
The Blank Page and How to Face It!
January 1
Art Challenge: Book Paper
Journal Prompt: Be Your Own Goal Keeper

 

 

 

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You can find us HERE: The Art to the 5th Academy - Instagram: #documentedlife  

Our Blogs: Lorraine Bell, Rae Missigman and Sandi Keene.

 

Don't miss the new Art to the 5th workshop called Cover Story and learn how we decorated our journal covers!!

Wednesday
Dec032014

Art Journal Love - Wild Wig...

Sunday
Oct192014

On My Art Table...

What is on your art table?

It was so nice this week to spend time creating.  My friend Susan was visiting from California so we set up shop in the dining room where we had a nice view of the water and lots of space to spread out. 

Me and Susan!

I worked a little in my art journal.  I have been interested in exploring the human form so we'll see where that takes me!

I also spent some time working on a new class idea that involved lots of cool papers made with the Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate.


Tuesday
Oct142014

Art Journal Love...Sanibel

Friday
Oct032014

On My Art Table...

What is on your art table?

Wednesday
Sep242014

Art Journaling Video and a Giveaway...

Hello!

I have a new Watch the Process video to share of me creating a journal page.  I used two stencils on the page that I would like to giveaway: The Crafter's Workshop Four Ferns and Onion SkinI have two sets and all you need to do is leave a comment on this blog post by Saturday, September 27 at 7:00PM.  The giveaway is open to everyone and winners will be announced by 10:00PM on 9/27.  I hope you enjoy the video!

PS - That cute little flower bracelet I am wearing was made by my friend Rae Missigman!

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

 

 

 

 

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Friday
Sep122014

Art Journaling at Retreat...

Hello!

I am in Orlando enjoying some girl time with my art friends this weekend!  We visited the Farmer's Market earlier today to purchase edibles for our home cooked meal and have spent the rest of the day creating in the studio.  I had a hard time feeling inspired, which happens from time-to-time but I finally just started applying paint to the pages and adding paper scraps and things began to evolve. Here is what I have so far!  Not sure if I will actually finish these pages this weekend but I will post my progress so check back.

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

Monday
Sep082014

I am teaching with Life Book 2015...

Hello!!

I am excited to announce that I will be teaching with Life Book 2015, a celebration and honoring of YOU!  This year-long mixed media art class features lots of inspiration from 26 incredible artists! 

Check out all the details HERE!

Today kicks off a month long blog hop so don't miss all the fun!! 

Have a  blessed day!

Roben-Marie

 

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Wednesday
Aug062014

Art Journal Love - On the Edge...

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Wednesday
Jul302014

Art Journal Peek...

Saturday
Jul192014

Art Journal Love - Bold...

Saturday
Jun282014

I'm Working On This...

I was inspired this past weekend by a post on the Journal Girl blog!  Kira arrived at the studio to find a note left for her by an artist friend. It was on her art table and simply asked: "What are you working on?"  I am responding to that with this post.  I don't often "show" myself working in the studio deep in the process of creating. I am back to working more faithfully in my art journals.  It gives me a place to design and develop ideas for future projects and this day was a good day.  So, some insight...the things that aren't so obvious:

•I watched/listened to the maraton run of The Librarian while I worked.

•It was pouring rain all day and I felt super cozy inside the studio.

•I ate boiled peanut hummus for a snack.

 

What are you working on right now?