zondag 23 oktober 2011

Circle journals

At the dutch forum for art journalers we started a round of circle journals. We decided to work with separate pages on A5 size, so we could save on postage and we didn't risk to lose complete journals in the mail. We set the deadline for each page on the 1st and 15th of every month.
The theme for my CJ is 'grids', inspired by Marit's grid album. The possibilities with grids are almost endless, I think. I love it when I receive artwork in the mail and especially to see what everybody has done with 'their grids'.
Here are the pages I received so far:

from Marieke:

 From Margot:

Of course I had lots of inspiration to make my own pages to add to my CJ...only not enough time yet...
But yesterday I managed to make my first grid page:

I was inspired by the work of Lori Vliegen. She makes great artwork with watercolor and some Micron pens. Her letters are always so beautiful!
For this page I drew my grid first (with pencil!) and filled the grid with leafs and letters. Than I traced the lines with a fine Micron pen and colored it all with my Inktense pencils. I tried to make the same letters as she always does but I definitely need some more practice and a better pen for that...
Still, I'm very, very happy with the results. Especially because I tried something completely different than my usual collages.

By the way, speaking of collages. I made some pages for other CJ's as well:

For Bonita:
(theme: Quotes)

For Alda:
(theme: Hearts)

For Astrid:
(theme: Flowers)
(The border of flowers on the left is colored with fluorescent Sharpies in pink, orange, red en blue but somehow my scanner can't handle these colours and makes the flowers look pale...)

I have big plans for the cover of my grid CJ and I will to start with it today.
I hope I can show you the results soon!


4 opmerkingen:

Cuchy zei

Love them all, specially your grid page. different and also beautiful

Anoniem zei

Zoooo!! Jij bent druk bezig geweest!! Ik vind vooral de "rode" erg mooi maar dat kan ook zijn om dat rood één van mijn favoriete kleuren is...
Je grid bladzijde is ook erg geslaagd, mooi dat je vakjes met de letters open hebt gelaten!!

Marit zei

zo langzamerhand krijg ik wat meer tijd én inspiratie - vooral als ik zie wat jij allemaal hebt gedaan! Wow!!! Die grid-pagina(s) brengen me ook weer op allerlei ideeen... wie weet, kan ik vandaag mijn 'mojo' onderin de kelder vinden en ook weer eens aan de slag?! Geniet van de week Sandra, en ik ben heel benieuwd naar de cover van je journal

Ilse hobbelen zei

ja leuk geworden zeg!! het zweet breekt me al uit als ik aan je grid denk en ik aan de beurt ben haha. dat is echt een uitdaging voor mij en ben er nog niet uit, maar ik heb nog even.