My expectations of where I would be with art journaling by now was way off! I was thinking I could whip a nice looking page out at least once a day, but it takes me forever to put even one together. I also have this fear of ruining a good thing. I’ll get to a point where I like the visual, but I know it’s not done, but then I’m afraid to do anymore because I might mess it up! Urgh…have to let go off that road block! Anyway here are some pictures of what I’ve done so far:
Children’s Board Book from Thrift Store
Gesso Over the Pages
Create a Background
I haven’t figured out how to keep the center from pulling apart (see the white down the middle, it was all collaged and painted like the rest)
Finally a finished page!
Here is another used book I bought, this one the pages are spiral bound so you can’t really tie the pages together easily without gunking up the spiral in the middle.
Here are a few of the backgrounds I’ve started…
So I’ve been busy trying my hand at art journaling, but I had higher expectations for myself! However I am loving the process and the learning that is taking place is a good thing.