Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Mini Accordian Art Journal

Gill has chosen Elegance and Grunge for our May Art Journal Journey. (#10)

I decided to complete an accordian journal.  Each page of the accordian fold is 4.5x4.5 inches.  Please click on the photo to see it enlarged.

I made the covers last year as part of the Wanderlust on-line class but never did anything with the inside.  

This year's Wanderlust on-line class just had a lesson from Kasia which encouraged us to "think small" and create small pages as part of a mini journal. She inspired me to finaly create pages for my journal--which included gluing them onto the inside of the covers.  I painted the blank pages with liquid watercolors and then added lots of items from my stash. My theme was artful, to go with the stenciled word on my cover.

As I continue to struggle with my art style, I need to remember to be present not perfect. I completed these journal pages in total abandon of any preconceived notions of style, technique, or rules. I trusted my inner artist. This is an authentic expression of me.  

long stamp on left from a workshop I took years ago--repurposed
girl on bike digi  from Sharon Dewi Stolpe at Pixel Scrappers
Tall Town digis from Vera Lane Studio
Artisan One collage sheet from Red Lead Paperworks
cloth ribbon and balloon from Websters Pages
butterfly from Prima Garden Fable
Christy Tomlinson She Art Paper Dolls Bits and Pieces from Pink Paislee--girl on right actually from the packaging
Artist's Loft Liquid Watercolors- blue and green (and black for shading)
Wherever you go, go with all your heart STAMPlorations Shery Russ Designs Born to Roam clear stamp set
See the artist within rubber stamp from Red Lead Paperworks


Love to Create Challenge #9:  Anything Creative Mixed Media Goes #18x

Path of Positivity Challenge #49 Present Not Perfect #2

Mixed Media World Challenge #24:  Anything Goes with a Twist: Use Watercolors #48 closes May 12 x

A Inky Mess Challenge #10 Anything Goes #8 winner!
Winners Badge


froebelsternchen Susi said...

A beautiful album - I like that everything goes perfect together! Perfect for the prompt. Great work. Best wishes and thank you for joining Art Journal Journey.
oxo Susi

Gibby Frogett said...

This is really cool - I love the imagery and everything! so pleased you waited until now to finish this and join in at AJJ
Gill x

Sara Barker said...

I have to agree with your statement about being present. I find I get the best results when I just do it and don't overthink it. Thank you for visiting my blog post on my journal pages and leaving your lovely comment! Hugs!

Kasia Avery said...

This is so beautiful, and I love what you said "to be present, not perfect". Thank you so much for sharing!

June Macfarlane said...

Absolutely beautiful. I love how yo did this with so much love too. Off to follow you x

Borqna said...

Beautiful album - Bravo!
I'm pleased to invite you to participate in the new challenge of Ike -
ANYTHING GOES with Optional Twist - Inspiration Photo:
It's already started today.
Happy crafting!

Julie Odil said...

Great statement on "being present", Helene, and great art piece. Thanks for joining us at The Path of Positivity Challenge blog. Julie, DT member

Pat said...

Tiny steps can lead you to big results. Love your mini accordion album. When i am in a slump, I try something totally new to get inspired. Always building my experiences to catch my own elusive art style. Thank you for sharing your project with us at the Path of Positivity challenge blog this month.

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