Sunday, April 18, 2010

Evolution of a Journal Spread

What do you do when the rainy, cold weather completely changes the plans you've made for the weekend? Head to your art studio, of course.

In my case, I was more in the mood for some art journaling than creating a new canvas or collage.

The journal pages begin with acrylic paint and glazing medium blended with a baby wipe to make a nice soft background. Add a few colors and some gesso, too, and a spritz of water and maybe a dab or two with a paper towel and I'm off and running.

Next add some rubber stamped images to create a bit of background interest.

I love to add prints made with acrylic paint and bubble wrap, so here goes. Now it looks like the background is ready.

The weather washout left me with LOTS of time at my art desk, so I can't really complain. On my journal pages I reflected on the many people I have met through my art, and the supportive community of artists that support and encourage my artistic endeavors. Most of you I will probably never meet in person; ours will remain a "cyber-friendship," but a wonderful friendship nonetheless. It's a precious gift....thank you.

© Nancy Lefko


Debbie Clandening said...

Awesome art.Thank-you for showing the process.Your journal pages really are lovely

Jodi Ohl said...

This is an adorable spread, Nancy! Good use of your rainy day studio time :)

ArtSnark said...

always love the WIP shots. Wonderful colors & great post

slommler said...

Loving the WIP pics!! Wonderful journal pages!! Thanks so much for sharing

PCarriker said...

Love it! Aren't baby wipes the handiest tools?!

Ginger*:) said...

What a wonderful actually fantastic creation. I have always loved what your imaingation brings to life. The colors here are so inviting and the overall design moves the eye so easily around your 'canvas'. Superb!
Your art has soul!

Paula Phillips said...

Beautiful Nancy! I keep forgeting to take pictures during my process. Thanks so much for sharing!
Much Love

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Absolutely lovely and charming Nancy...I love the looks "happy". :-)

Gloria said...

Hi I just happened to run across your blog and glad I did. That's a great journal. I'm starting one right now, front and back covers are wood and I'm using stockcard for the pages. Great fun. I love your work. Have a great rest of the week.