Hi, all! If you’re here visiting from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer’s AJED, howdy! That’s where I get most of my views, honestly, but I’m really hoping to make friends & become part of the art journaling community, so please, won’t you say hi in the comments? I promise to write back.
Now, for art journaling goodness!
I’ve been working on lettering, inspired in part by Alisa Burke’s blog series by Megan Wells of Makewells. You can tell that I tried to use that style of art journaling background here, also using the techniques I learned in one of Alisa Burke’s classes. I’m still not happy with my lettering, but…I guess that means I know what work is ahead of me!
What I do like about this spread is that I made a “mistake”, and found a work-around: the first part of the quote is much too large for the page, so I made a black block and wrote the rest smaller, in white. I think that balances it out a little, although… like I said, more work ahead.
I also practiced my lettering on this spread, part of which I showed you last week:
I did a little bit of collage, too. Scraps, but it was fun. The background is scribbles, done by….Sam, my almost-1-year-old! On Mother’s Day we went to the village green, and I put a crayon in his hand for the second time, and he had a much higher scribbling-to-eating ratio this time 😉 So cool. And there’s a hammered flower in there too, which actually came out better than it did on the cardstock of my Journal 52 Week 19 spread.
And I made this spread on Mother’s Day, with a quote that expresses what motherhood is to me.
Thanks for reading. I hope some of you say hello!