The Emerald Casket

More Art Journal Fun

I’ve been writing, writing, writing, without much time to do anything else creative, but yesterday, I had a great excuse. I babysat sick kids. So, I filled a bag with gelato sticks, microns, a few acrylic paint tubes, gesso, map pencils, printed tissue paper, stamps and pad, and my art journal, and I spent the day playing with color.

This was my first attempt, and I rather like it! Of course, my flowers look like lollipops, but I had fun!


This second one, I’m not as happy with. I tried to do something fun with the color, but I think the paints I used were too close in the color range, so I ended up blending it, then streaking it with fuchsia.  Then I didn’t know what to do with the center, so I gesso’d the shape of a bird. I did a hideous job filling it in with map pencils, so I decided to mask my horror with some doodling. Meh!

Strange bird

The point is I filled two more pages! Woot! I love this journaling thing, although there’s little actual journaling going on. It’s mostly my experiments while I learn to work with the different media. 🙂 What I wouldn’t give for some art classes…


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