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Who’s afraid of white …

I must admit, I am afraid of a blanc page. Even to the extend of leaving a canvas sitting on its easel in my livingroom for more than a year, before moving it to the attick. Avoidance and denial are my middle names.
It seems I’m not alone in this and, as it turns out, there is a way around this. To do away with the dreaded white…just make a background!

I have been watching a lot of youtube video’s lately, about art journalling. techniques and tutorials. One lady in particular, struck a chord with me. Her YouTube channel is JournalArtista as is her blog. I find her approach to art journalling and art very refreshing. If you haven’t seen her yet, go and check her out, she is briljant.
What I love most about her is that she works in several journals and several different pages at the same time. This way, you can do away with the white, play and experiment with all kinds of materials, without the threat of this one page staring you in the face. Urging you to make it happen. The trick is to just to go with the flow, let it all happen and when you get stuck, just move on to the next one.

I love this idea of no restrictions, You don’t even have to like what you did. Just let it go and (maybe) come back later, when inspiration hits you. I find this very freeing and it works perfectly with my state of mind at the moment. So I have been trying to approach my art journal this way for the past few days and produced some backgrounds, some I like and some not so much. Some I worked a little and some a lot.

Just to be fair I will post them all, in random order. I’m curious to find out where they will all go… it’ll be an interesting journey.
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Inspirational quote

Over on the Simon says stamp and show there is a challenge to create something with a quote. This can be any kind of quote, from movie quotes, to something a family member always says, a qoute on a stamp, or a quote you find insirational. Since I have been meaning to work more with quotes in my art journal, I felt I would try and work with this.

In searching for a way to deal with a burn out I have taken up art journalling as a tool to get clarity in my mind about the things I do and don’t do. Things that are good and things that need changing. As a part of that process perfection and imperfection have lately been on my mind. So I choose a quote about this subject, that spoke to me. As, in real life, I am an IT engineer.

“As machines become more and more efficient and perfect, so it will become clear that imperfection is the greatness of man.” Ernst Fisher.


Corrugated ATC

I have never made an ATC before and I thought it would be fun do try my hand at one. I didn’t know what makes an ATC. So I looked it up and apparently it’s all about the size, 3.5″ by 2.5″. Now this I should be able to do, as I have made books many times smaller than that.

I also wanted to enter into the Electric papery challenge- march, corrugated cardstock/cardboard, so it would have to incorporate corrugated cardboard of some sort. I had some whitewashed corrugated cardboard, sliced some ATC sized cards from this and started playing around with them. Layering several pieces onto each other. I kept coming back to some sort of door construction, so that’s what I made.

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Art journal page: playing with circles

Last night I finished another journal page. For this page I wanted to play a bit with circles and templates. As I am still trying to get to grips with wotking with templates. I had a sea sponge template that came with a set of glimmer mist sprays and  I had some templates made by die cutting alphabets and gears. I also used an egg cup (if that is what you call it) and a home made stamp with 2 circles.

The quote is from an Arctic Monkeys song (You probably couldn’t see for the lights, but you were staring straight at me) and I somehow felt it to be fitting.

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And then there were Tattered florals

I have been wanting to do more with flowers on my projects, because I do love how they look and how they can compliment a piece. I ordered the tattered florals die, as I expected this to make flower making easier.

Yesterday my tattered floral die finally arived and since there was still time for the tattered foral challenge over at Tim Holtz’s blog, I thought I might enter into the challenge. While simultaniously getting some experience in making and working with the flowers.

So here’s my entry for the challenge

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