Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Let Your Inner Child Out to Play with SSAJ5

Credits: Studio Tangie Baxter,
Studio Rebecca Mcmeen, Studio Rosey Posey
Ruccola Designs, Fine Crafted Designs
Eenas Creations
It's time for SSAJ5-May Art Journaling Challenge. This month is all about possibilities. And the best part...we're making art dolls! Do you remember when you were a child cutting up paper and magazines to make people? It's as simple and fun as that ;-) Or for those that aren't allowed to play with sharp objects (heehee) you can always draw one.

That's what I did for my page.  I cut out the clothes, but then painted the head and arms.  As you can see I'm still playing around with lettering styles.  Haven't quite figured that out yet.  Each page I learn a little bit more about myself and the materials I'm using.  Which is part of the reasom why I art journal.

When I started this page I had a prepped background of faded blue, white and purple squares.  I then inked up an old texture plate and pressed it on to the page.  It made me think of a wall so I added bricks to the page in a random pattern.  As I sketched my doll she seemed to tell me she wanted to wear pants, which led to pockets and that sparked the idea for my journaling.  That's one of the things I love about art journaling.  If you let yourself relax and just go with it there's no telling where you'll end up.  One thing I learned about my purple glaze pen: Let it dry completely or it will smear.

All the details for this month's art journaling challenge can be found here.

Also, don't forget all the NSD challenges are still going on over at Soul Scrappers. You have until May 12th to get at least 3 done to be entered to win a prize!

Thanks for visiting!

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