Relaxed or…Art Journal Page with Photos

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Thank you all for your amazing and wonderful words about my move to the U.S. As some of you stated, it is a scary yet pretty exciting thing ahead. I have been a bit tense the last couple weeks as there is just so much to organize and do for the move, and one of the things that totally relaxed me for a couple of days was my workshop event at the Baltic Sea. Walking at the beach in the morning for a couple of hours was one fo the best things I have done for just calming down and actually also getting my mantra back into my head “Everything will work out perfectly” .

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The crazy background is a result of several things that I was showing in classes or where I tried things out in my art journal page. Lot’s of layers and different paint media and materials, tied together with my new Circuit Stencil and Crackle Stencil :)

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I usually do not use photos in my art journal- but somehow this was telling me I should because the photos in this case would speak more to me then the background or the journaling and remind me on how relaxing this all was :)

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Are you using photos in your art journals?

Have a gorgeous day

Nat


 

 

Comments (7)

  • Cat Graves

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    I have done quite a few mixed media pieces with photos of our dogs. I usually start by painting out the background on the photo but have been known to cut my subject out of the photo. These pieces make a wonderful remembrance of dearly departed pets.

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  • andrenesmith

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    I havent used photos yet….or scrapbooked any in a long time either….need to get it together huh?! BTW – I am in love with your stencils and want them in my stash NOW!!

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  • elderscrapper

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    All of the time. I finish and then boom I see a photo that just belongs on the page.

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  • Sue Clarke

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    Funny you should ask. I just did last night. I do from time to time if I don’t feel like doing a 12X12 LO and want to have some fun with the techniques. I really must post my Whatevers LO from two times ago. It was tons of fun to play with the stories (before deciding on just one).

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  • Barb USA

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    You are going to be so happy living in New York. You are a seasoned professional who will now be going to teach in many countries but, your home will be in New York.
    I am excited for you. Enjoy the ride!!!!!!

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  • Stephanie Coulombe

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    Sometime I do use pictures in my mini journal. Often I modify the original and maybe do a weird collage with them. I love to play with my pictures but most often it is on scrapbook pages, not as much in my art journal. Good luck with your move!!

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